Category: Theatres

Review: Fat Kids Are Harder To Kidnap X by How Drama

Joyous, unbridled celebration of Singaporean absurdities. Does the perfect, quintessentially Singaporean fringe show exist? This all-star edition of Fat Kids Are Harder To Kidnap certainly makes a strong case for that title. Celebrating ten years of existence, Fat Kids Are Harder To Kidnap X brings together 31 of the beloved act’s best sketches and playlets of all time,

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Preview: The Old Woman And The Ox by The Second Breakfast Company

Following their production of Goh Poh Seng’s The Moon Is Less Bright earlier this year, youth theatre company The Second Breakfast Company (2BCo) continues their mission of  championing local work and will be staging 20-year old playwright Isaiah Christopher Lee’s new play this November – The Old Woman and the Ox. Selected from a pool of over

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Review: Master Race by Myle Yan Tay

A simple yet strong premise that sets the foundation for a better play in future One of the most pertinent events to have surrounded the issue of race is perhaps none other than Rachel Dolezal, the Caucasian woman who lived a life pretending to be black, drawing flak for the lie, yet was an outspoken

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Review: Private Parts by Michael Chiang Playthings

Michael Chiang’s favourite script rings true even today.  When it first premiered in 1992, playwright Michael Chiang’s Private Parts was groundbreaking for its bold choice to depict transsexuals onstage, not as cheap forms of entertainment or the butt of jokes, but as fully fleshed out characters with their own personal lives and stories to tell. Even today,

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Review: Cerita Cinta by akulah bimbo SAKTI

The inheritance of violence and despair is on show in a powerful, unusual love story from one of Singapore’s most exciting theatre makers.  If one has never known love, how does one then display it? That is the issue at the core of Noor Effendy Ibrahim’s 1995 play Cerita Cinta, where contrary to its innocent title (literally ‘Love

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Review: Provenance by Autopoetics

A well-paced, tightly scripted first outing for Autopoetics. Founded by local arts educators Chelsea Crothers, Laura Hayes and Maiya Murphy, Autopoetics is the latest theatre collective to arrive on our scene, making their bold debut with an original once act play – Provenance.  Written by Hayes, Provenance opens on the home of Alice (Hayes), an obsessive hoarder living

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Review: The Reunification of The Two Koreas by Theatreworks

Love is the drug, and oh what a terrible, wonderful drug it is too.  For a four letter word, ‘love’, to this day, remains one of mankind’s greatest mysteries. At times absurd, most times frustrating, occasionally uplifting and always messy, it’s no wonder we’re practically obsessed with solving it, unable to live with or without

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Preview: Kalaa Utsavam – Indian Festival of Arts 2018 by Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay

This November, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay returns with the 17th edition of the annual Kalaa Utsavam – Indian Festival of Arts. From 16th to 25th November this year, watch as the region’s top Indian artists gather to present revolutionary modern versions of traditional art forms, with artists such as sitar maverick Niladri Kumar, alternative rock

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Preview: Fat Kids Are Harder To Kidnap X by How Drama

Ten years is a long time to kidnap a bunch of fat kids, but local theatre group How Drama obviously has a winning formula with the tenth anniversary of ever popular play marathon Fat Kids Are Harder To Kidnap this November! The format of the show is simple: featuring five cast members, comprising Ross Nasir, Nicholas Bloodworth, Carina McWhinnie,

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Matilda the Musical: Singaporean Talent Sofia Poston to Take On Iconic Title Role In February

History is about to be made this February as not only will multi-award winning Matilda the Musical be coming to Asia for the first time; the cast will also be led by a brand new local talent, as Singapore’s Sofia Poston takes on the title role of Matilda. A student at United World College of South East

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