Category: Theatre Companies

Preview: Bulan Madu – A Double Bill by Teater Ekamatra

Teater Ekamatra celebrates their 30th anniversary this year, and the number of productions they’re putting up just doesn’t seem to stop. This October, as part of Malay CultureFest 2018, they’ll be putting up a double bill of two of playwright Alfian Sa’at’s Malay plays, both of which have received rave reviews when they played across

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Big Top, Big Fun: The Great Moscow Circus Has Arrived In Town!

The world famous Great Moscow Circus has returned to Singapore for the first time in over ten years! While performances will only begin on the 25th of October, the family of circus professionals has already set up at Bayfront Avenue as they rehearse, practise and publicise in the leadup to opening night – all under

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Preview: Nursery Crimes by SRT’s The Little Company

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

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Nine Years Theatre’s Lear Is Dead 李尔亡: An Interview with Nelson Chia and Timothy Wan

There is more than a passing similarity to Shakespeare’s King Lear and a certain recently deceased leader from our very own country. Besides being former heads of a nation and possessing three children, Lear, when translated to Mandarin, also happens to begin with the Chinese character 李, or ‘Lee’. Appropriately enough then, for their very

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Review: Watching by Toy Factory

Apprehension towards NS hints at deeper family matters. Have you ever sat on the couch and gone on a TV marathon that lasts for so long that your vision gets blurry, your body goes limp, and it begins to become hard to tell reality from fiction? Toy Factory’s Watching covers precisely that feeling. Written and directed

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Review: Peter and the Starcatcher by Pangdemonium

Pangdemonium’s first ‘family-friendly’ show still leaves plenty of wink-wink nudge-nudge moments for the grownups in the audience. What might life have been like for the boy who would become Peter Pan before Neverland? With that simple premise, Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson crafted the unofficial prequel to J.M. Barrie’s classic novel of the boy who

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Toy Factory’s Lab Projects 2018: An Interview with Playwright/Director Stanley Seah and Actor Jon Cancio of Watching

  As part of the 2018 edition of the Lab Projects, Toy Factory presents Watching, the second new play to be staged in their home in Chinatown at NOWPlaying@17. Written and directed by Toy Factoy associate artistic director Stanley Seah, Watching follows Tony, a boy still waiting to enlist for the dreaded National Service. But instead of making ‘the

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Preview: The Great Moscow Circus presented by Sliding Doors Entertainment

The circus is back in town, as the world-famous Great Moscow Circus returns to Singapore for the first time in over ten years! Taking place in a specially set up red and white Big Top Tent beside Marina Bay Sands, expect to see an entire troupe of 45 circus superstars come together to present a

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Review: Oedipus (鞭爱) by Toy Factory

An innovative staging turns this twisted police procedural into a living nightmare.  If there’s one play this year that should come with a warning for the faint of heart, it’s Toy Factory’s Oedipus. Directed by Toy Factory artistic director Goh Boon Teck and written by Zhu Xin Chen, Oedipus, much like its title suggests, concerns itself with socially and

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Review: Souvenir by Sing’theatre

An intimate production that hits the right notes.  There are few opera singers quite as infamous as Florence Foster Jenkins. Known precisely for her inability to sing, Souvenir recounts the unlikely friendship between Florence (Leigh McDonald) and her accompanist Cosme McMoon (Hossan Leong). Although initially skeptical and mortified, there is something incredibly earnest about Florence that keeps Cosme

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