Preview: 四马路 Four Horse Road by The Theatre Practice
The Theatre Practice has always been known for some of the most innovative practices in the local arts scene, from their intimate Kitchen Series of works to their Nursery Rhymes Project, to even an interactive app with the Waterloo Street Crawl.
This April, they’ll be taking it to the next level with the premiere of Four Horse Road. With the title of being Singapore’s oldest street, Four Horse Road has inspired The Theatre Practice’s Artistic Director Kuo Jian Hong and playwright Jonathan Lim (Chestnuts) to create an epic immersive theatre piece spanning two hours and taking place across 3 heritage buildings on Waterloo Street.
Exploring themes of identity and belonging, Four Horse Road traces the two century history of the eponymous road all the way back to the 1870s, imagining the lives of fictional denizens ranging from Jewish families to Catholic nuns, from prisoners to school kids. From espionage conspiracies to emotional, unlikely prison friendships, audience members will be brought on a nostalgic, historical journey through classic buildings including Bras Basah Gaol and Nantina House and full experience Singapore’s rich multicultural heritage and history.
Starring a multiracial, multicultural cast of some of Singapore’s best theatre practitioners today, join The Theatre Practice in this one of a kind theatrical experience as they bring you intimacy on an epic scale, and fully immerse yourself into what is sure to be one of the biggest, most unforgettable productions of the year.
Four Horse Road plays at The Theatre Practice from 4th – 28th April. Tickets available from SISTIC