Category: Chinese Theatre

Preview: M1 Chinese Theatre Festival 2017 by The Theatre Practice

The M1 Chinese Theatre returns for the 6th year this August, as The Theatre Practice once again focuses on bringing a diverse selection of Chinese works to intimate performances onstage, and gathering regional artists from Taiwan, Malaysia and China to expound on various important themes and messages for audiences from all walks of life. As

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Preview: The Lesson by Drama Box

Having made its debut at the Singapore International Festival of Arts in 2015, Drama Box is bringing back their participatory theatre piece The Lesson this July for 3 weeks! Drama Box is no stranger when it comes to using the arts to engage the public in discussions about the dynamics of space in land-scarce Singapore, and The

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Review: Kitchen Series – #AhMa by The Theatre Practice

The Theatre Practice (TTP) has always been a pioneer of different theatre experiences in Singapore, such as the Poor Theatre Series a few years back. This year, TTP has come up with the Practice Tuckshop, a move to bring the arts to the community as a collaborative space in front of TTP’s headquarters along Waterloo

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Preview: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre’s First Cultural Extravaganza (华彩2017)

The Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre presents the inaugural SCCC Cultural Extravaganza this May. Titled  华彩2017, visitors will be able to participate and enjoy a myriad of activities lined up from 20 to 27 May in conjunction with the centre’s opening, celebrating the history and culture of the Chinese. Opening the festival will be award-winning local filmmaker

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Review: Laojiu The Musical by The Theatre Practice

First written by Chinese theatre doyen Kuo Pao Kun as a play, Lao Jiu has since seen 2 more revivals in 2005 and 2012, reincarnated as a showstopping musical. This time around, The Theatre Practice returns with a new staging of the hit show, and boy were we glad we managed to catch it. Lao Jiu (Sugie

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Review: Fundamentally Happy by Nine Years Theatre [Studios 2017]

Wait a minute, a collaboration between Nine Years Theatre and Haresh Sharma? You didn’t just misread that. First presented in 2006 by The Necessary Stage in its original English language, Fundamentally Happy has since bagged Best Production and Best Original Script at the 2007 ST Life Theatre Awards and is still making its rounds on

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Preview: Fundamentally Happy by Nine Years Theatre

Award winning and critically acclaimed Nine Years Theatre opens their 2017 season with a production of Fundamentally Happy, Haresh Sharma’s Life! Theatre Award winning script (Best Production, Best Script 2007) first staged by The Necessary Stage. Fundamentally Happy is a two character play that follows 30 year old Eric (Timothy Wan) as he revisits his childhood

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Huayi Festival 2017: Actor, Forty by The Necessary Stage (Preview)

The Necessary Stage makes their foray into the Chinese theatre scene in this special commission for the annual Huayi Festival! Actor, Forty features Golden Horse Award-winning actress Yeo Yann Yann returning to the stage in a brand new monologue in collaboration TNS’ Alvin Tan and Haresh Sharma. Actor, Forty promises an honest, informal and conversational look at the

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Review: Body X – The Rehearsal

Body X Productions is responsible for the Body X series – immersive theatre experiences plunging audiences straight into the heart of a murder mystery. Following their success with their previous sell-out production Body X – The Wedding during the 2014 Singapore Writer’s Festival, that team is now back with Body X – The Rehearsal. Heading and

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