Remember reciting nursery rhymes like Humpty Dumpty or Old King Cole? Singapore Repertory Theatre’s The Little Company is about to let you relive all of that and put a fresh take on them with their new show – Nursery Crimes.
Nursery Crimes follows a girl named Polly Piper who, bored out of her wits, laments being “anywhere but here” one rainy afternoon. Uncovering a magical doorway into the Land of Miny Moe, Polly meets a plethora of Nursery Rhyme characters, but finds out that everything has gone topsy-turvy! As Old King Cole’s newly appointed chief detective, Polly must solve the mysteries that plagues the land, making new friends along that way and hopefully, stop the madness and save the world!
Co-written and directed by Kate Golledge (Red Riding Hood, Treasure Island and The Nightingale) and Ellis Kerkhoven (Fantastic Mr Fox and Charlotte’s Web), and starring Ann Lek, Stephanie Sim and Tahir Ansari, Nursery Crimes will deconstruct and twist familiar rhymes by imagining the backstories behind various characters, opening kids’ minds up to a world of endless possibilities and logical inquiry in a fun and engaging way.
With these lovable characters stuck in unusual situations and plenty of valuable life lessons such as the importance of making friends, helping others, thinking outside the box and being brave and kind, Nursery Crimes is sure to appeal to both the young and the young-at-heart when it premieres this October.
Nursery Crimes plays at the KC Arts Centre from 17th October to 30th November 2018. Tickets available from SISTIC