Arts Pangdemonium Preview Singapore

Preview: Muswell Hill by Pangdemonium!

After their production of Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie kick-started their season on a high note, Pangdemonium returns this June with the Singaporean premiere of Muswell Hill.

Written by English playwright Torben Betts, Muswell Hill brings to the stage the essential bougie pastime – a dinner party. Set in January 2010, long before any conception of the pandemic, the hosts are Mat and Jess, a sexy, urbane young couple who’re planning a high-end, cosy gathering, with free-flow drinks and expensive food.

Inviting a motley gaggle of guests to their swanky home, the night unfolds with gusto, as the relationships too begin to unravel – the hosts’ passive aggressive marriage; the tone-deaf blind date between the eccentric neurotic and the neurotic eccentric; and the comically toxic affair between the wannabe actress and her sugar(-free) daddy. A bitingly funny and alarmingly relevant social satire, Muswell Hill is a microcosm of us all – living lives of ignorant bliss and first world problems, while the rest of the world burns.

Fresh, funny and relatable, Muswell Hill will, for the first time in Pangdemonium’s history, mark a production helmed by a new artist in his local directorial debut – New York-trained theatre maker Timothy Koh. Most recently, he was Assistant Director of “Golden Shield” by Anchuli Felicia King, the final play of Manhattan Theatre Club’s 2021-2022 season. Timothy was the Assistant Director on the world premiere of Samuel D. Hunter’s play, “Greater Clements” at Lincoln Center and held a Fellowship at Playwrights Horizons for the 2019-2020 season. He is currently the Associate Director of Pangdemonium and the Director of the Very Youthful Company (VYC).

Timothy will lead his cast of Jason Godfrey, Nikki Muller, Samantha Hum, Gavin Yap, Tia Andrea Guttensohn and Matt Grey, as they bring to life this eccentric play about first world problems. Be sure to BYOB (bring your own baggage), and get ready to laugh and be horrified by the privileged, ignorant lives of these guests from hell, as the rest of the world burns, in this must-watch social satire.

Muswell Hill runs from 24th June to 10th July 2022 at the Drama Centre Theatre. Tickets available here

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