Preview: Grandmother Tongue by W!ld Rice

Missed out on W!ld Rice’s 2016 Theatre Festival smash hit Grandmother Tongue? Never fear, this September, they’re bringing it back to the stage, and this time, for an entire month! Written and directed by Thomas Lim in his professional playwriting debut, Grandmother Tongue wowed audiences with its tender and moving story about family, language and identity. Taking inspiration

Continue reading

Review: The Great Wall by Glowtape Productions + Ticket Giveaway!

How far is one willing to go for love? Would you cross the entire length of China on foot, or tear down a wall? According to Glowtape Productions’ debut production The Great Wall: One Woman’s Journey, that’s precisely how deep the love between Chinese folktale heroine Meng Jiang Nu and scholar Fang Qi Liang was.  Part

Continue reading

Rainforest Fringe Festival 2017: Kuching’s Eats and Beats

Essentially our last day in Kuching (our flight was an early morning one the next day), we decided to spend our last day trip taking in the sights and culture. Yes, that meant eating our way through Kuching before attending the concert that officially kicked off the Rainforest Fringe Festival later in the evening! Finally

Continue reading

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

Continue reading

Preview: The Great Wall by Glowtape Productions (Stand to win tickets!)

All new theatre company Glowtape Productions bursts onto the scene with their debut production, The Great Wall: One Woman’s Journey. Stay tuned to the end of this post to win tickets to the show! Behind The Great Wall lies an all star production team and cast. Local award-winning playwright Jean Tay (Everything But The Brain, Boom) makes a

Continue reading

Artist Spotlight: Interview with Sim Yan Ying and Adib Kosnan (and WIN tickets to Without Reason!)

Ever been in an interracial relationship, or have friends who’ve been in one? If you have, then you’ll probably be familiar with the dilemma the protagonists of Without Reason are struggling with. A classic boy-meets-girl love story between a Malay boy and a Chinese girl, Without Reason pits the young couple against all odds, from religious

Continue reading

Artist Spotlight: An Interview with Comedian Nath Valvo

Comedian Nath Valvo has become one of the international comedy scene’s fastest rising stars, with sell out shows across major comedy and fringe festivals and regular spots on various television programmes in Australia. The thirty-something year old has made light of literally everything in his life, from parents, to age and sexuality, to his hatred

Continue reading

Preview: M1 Chinese Theatre Festival 2017 by The Theatre Practice

The M1 Chinese Theatre returns for the 6th year this August, as The Theatre Practice once again focuses on bringing a diverse selection of Chinese works to intimate performances onstage, and gathering regional artists from Taiwan, Malaysia and China to expound on various important themes and messages for audiences from all walks of life. As

Continue reading