Category: Checkpoint Theatre

Review: FRAGO by Checkpoint Theatre

National Service in Singapore celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, making it a perfect time to churn out army-themed plays that reflect on its history. Checkpoint Theatre has started the ball rolling with FRAGO, which may use the image of the Armed Forces, but is an altogether quite different kettle of fish. FRAGO centres on

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An Exclusive Interview With FRAGO’s Jo Tan and Adib Kosnan

Checkpoint Theatre will be premiering Lucas Ho’s new play FRAGO this July! FRAGO follows the lives of a group of NSmen as they return to camp for a war game exercise during reservist. In the long waiting periods in between, these NSmen will explore what it means to grow up, as they think about their relationships, jobs, babies and

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Preview: FRAGO by Checkpoint Theatre

“In the early morning march, With the field pack on my back, With an aching in my heart, And my body full of sweat.” Checkpoint Theatre continues their 2017 season with FRAGO, a new play by Lucas Ho, directed by Huzir Sulaiman. In their seventh year in reservist training, a group of army mates in an armoured

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Review: Normal by Checkpoint Theatre

“Would you say that these works have any merit as opposed to… Shakespeare?” As if in response to such a challenge from a line in the play, Checkpoint Theatre opens its 15th anniversary season confidently with Faith Ng’s Normal. Last staged in 2015, the play revolves around the lives of two schoolgirls from the fictional

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Preview: Normal by Checkpoint Theatre

Checkpoint Theatre enters their 2017 season with a throwback with their previously sold out show – Normal by Faith Ng. Directed by Claire Wong, their 2015 smash hit returns to the Drama Centre Black Box, and its themes of education and expectations remain as pertinent as ever. Secondary 5 Normal Academic students Ashley and Daphne struggle

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