Category: Drama Centre Black Box

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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Review: The Memory of Water by Wag the Dog Theatre

It’s always a conundrum to decide on a first play to stage for a new theatre company. A classic? Shakespeare? Something edgy and modern? What they ultimately pick is a production that will encapsulate what their company stands for, and as a means to leave a lasting first impression on the local theatre scene. New

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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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Preview: The Memory of Water by Wag The Dog Theatre

Wag The Dog Theatre bursts onto the local theatre scene with a production of an Olivier Award winning comedy.  2017 marks the entry of yet another addition to the evergrowing slew of theatre companies in Singapore with Wag the Dog Theatre. This June, ready yourselves for the newest player on the theatre scene when Wag

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Preview: The Bald Soprano by young & w!ld

The latest young & w!ld batch graduates this June with their final show: a production of Eugene Ionesco’s absurdist comedy about the tragedy of language The Bald Soprano.  Over the course of one madcap evening, six characters meet. As they engage in conversation, sense and nonsense collide. Platitudes replace substance. And dialogue becomes drama. Soon enough,

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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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Review: Deathtrap by Asylum Theatre [13/10/16]

Deathtrap has been touted as Broadway’s longest running thriller-comedy onstage, as well as being penned by Ira Levin, famed for classic works on film such as Rosemary’s Baby and The Boys from Brazil. Armed with that knowledge, I was excited to see how its debut Singapore staging would turn out. Upon entering the Drama Centre Black Box, we

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