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Preview: Affections by The Assembly Point


What’s a holiday without a little dose of love? This December, new ensemble theatre collective The Assembly Point makes their debut with a brand new work to make you fall in (and out) of love in all its forms.

Starring and self-directed by The Assembly Point founders Tia Andrea Guttensohn, Fatin Syahirah, Jeramy Lim and Jelaine Ng Sha-Men, Affections takes inspiration from Charles Mee’s Big Love and Limonade Tous les Jours, following seven characters as they navigate expectations, identity politics, and cultural differences when it comes to everyone’s favourite, complicated, precarious four-letter L-word. Comprising a collection of local anecdotes from young people about relationships, falling in love, and getting married, Affections then leads us on a journey of exploration into modern romance and societal expectations of love, in how we express it, perceive it, or are trapped by it.

From a bride grappling with cold feet, a Singaporean man trying not to find love in Bali, and a literal Goddess belting all your favourite love songs, watch as these young theatremakers bring these familiar characters to life as they negotiate their choices and break down the idea of love down to its simplest of forms –  an ephemeral feeling or a list of practical criteria.

Affections plays from 5th to 7th December 2019 at Greymatter at Aliwal Arts Centre. Tickets available from Peatix


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