Category: Drama Centre

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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Preview: A $ingapore Carol by W!ld Rice

As is now Christmas tradition, after last year’s Mama White Snake, W!ld Rice returns for the 16th edition annual pantomime with perhaps the most appropriate new musical ever: A $ingapore Carol. Based off Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol, perhaps the hallmark holiday story, A $ingapore Carol puts a keenly local twist and strong dose of humour on the original. Written

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Preview: Michael Chiang’s Private Parts

Originally staged 26 years ago during the 1992 Singapore Arts Festival under directorship of Ong Keng Sen, Michael Chiang’s groundbreaking comedy about trans-people returns for its fourth professional staging this November at the Drama Centre. In this 2018 reboot, Private Parts is being presented by playwright Michael Chiang’s very own company Michael Chiang Playthings, and will

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Review: Mama White Snake by W!ld Rice

It’s the end of the year, and frankly, it’s been a long one, one that’s left us somewhat drained, a little emotional, and wanting a break. It’s times like these you want to watch a show that’s entertaining, yet mature enough in its ambition to strike an emotional chord. Thankfully, Mama White Snake is just the right

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Artist Spotlight: An Interview with W!ld Rice’s Ivan Heng, Glen Goei and Pam Oei

W!ld Rice’s annual Christmas pantomime opens in less than a week, and we couldn’t be more excited to catch it. Since its inception, W!ld Rice’s pantos have gone above and beyond simply being a show for children to enjoy with their families, to becoming all-encompassing theatrical extravaganzas filled with a whole barrel of laughs and

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Preview: Pangdemonium’s 2018 Season

How time flies! In the flash of an eye, it’s already November, and as we’re fast approaching the end of the year, we’ve started thinking about what’s in store for us on the theatre calendar in 2018. As always, Pangdemonium has already made their announcement ahead of time, and will be presenting three carefully curated set of

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Review: Fun Home by Pangdemonium

In 2006, Dykes to Watch Out For cartoonist Alison Bechdel released a graphic novel memoir of her life. That book was Fun Home, and has since gone on to garner a huge fan following, as it traces Bechdel’s life growing up in rural Pennsylvania, focusing on the relationships she shared with her family, and her own journey of

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Preview: Fun Home by Pangdemonium

In yet another monumental year for Pangdemonium, their 2017 season rounds off with the Singaporean debut of award winning musical Fun Home! Adapted from graphic novelist Alison Bechdel’s (Dykes to Watch Out For) best selling memoir of the same name, Fun Home tells the story of Bechdel’s life growing up in a uniquely dysfunctional family, in the titular

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Preview: Mama White Snake by W!ld Rice

Taylor Swift isn’t the only snake to make the headlines this year. After the stellar success of Monkey Goes West, W!ld Rice continues to mine the neverending vault of Chinese legends for inspiration for their 2017 Christmas pantomime: Mama White Snake! Based off the classic Chinese folk tale of Madam White Snake, Mama White Snake follows the young

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Review: Army Daze 2 by Michael Chiang Playthings

Michael Chiang makes a triumphant return to the stage with a brand new script this year. Coinciding with both NS50 and the 30th anniversary of the original Army Daze, Army Daze 2 is the sequel you never knew you wanted to one of Singapore’s most iconic plays, and successfully brings across a comedic, modern take on National Service

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