Within a regime that smothers free speech and gives breath to fake news, one voice dared to speak the truth. But, there are two sides to every story; and, when the stakes are survival, who’s to judge what’s fact, and what’s fiction?
Anointed by The New Yorker as our generation’s most subversive performance artist, Lin Bo became an overnight media sensation after his escape from captivity. Inspired by his story, SRT commissioned Drama Desk award-winner Ed Sylvanus Iskandar–to create an evening of art and performance to celebrate Lin Bo. Now a fugitive, Lin will travel to Singapore to give a mystery performance, using text
created by OBIE award-winner Christopher Chen, which he describes as: “The idea itself is the art.”
Enter a labyrinth where reality and fantasy blend into a incisively funny, mind-bending, and compulsively addictive experience.
Subtle Downtempo No is a collaborative performance by Murasaki Penguin (Australia/Japan) and RAW Moves (Singapore). Through dance, sound, light and the flow of time we share the experience of being an outlier that just won’t, or can’t sit on curve.
With choreography led by Anna Kuroda and sound & visuals led by David Kirkpatrick,
Subtle Downtempo No aims to connect on a subconscious level, reflecting on moments where we have been affected by systems greater than ourselves.
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Mental illness does not discriminate. Although there is more access to information, many still suffer silently or face stigma when they come out with their illness. What is this experience like for actors in Singapore? Are they expected to just deal with their mental health issues because they are seen as ‘tortured artists’ and ‘so full of drama’?
Twenty actors who have experienced or are going through mental health issues were interviewed for this project. Acting Mad is based on the verbatim texts of these interviews.
Can sharing our stories, and creating theatre, be a form of solace and support?
Al-Matin Yatim, Andre Chong, Karen Tan and Masturah Oli
Text: Haresh Sharma, Harris Albar and Maryam Noorhimli
Lighting Designer: Stella Cheung
Directed by Haresh Sharma
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Here & Beyond is the theatrical adaptation of the novel Here & Beyond: 12 Stories, edited by Cyril Wong. The novel is an anthology of 12 vastly different stories that centres around Singaporean characters. This novel is one of the prescribed ‘O’ Level Literature text, but is also the only local text.
Toy Factory is proud to be adapting the novel to the stage as part of an effort to uphold the stories that make us uniquely Singapore, telling 12 unique stories that paint the landscape of the country.
The St Petersburg Ballet Theatre is bringing Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake to Singapore this May 2018! This world-renowned production will star prima ballerina Irina Kolesnikova with guest stars from the internationally acclaimed Bolshoi Ballet.
This Singaporean leg comes fresh on the heels of St Petersburg Ballet Theatre’s sold out seasons in London and Paris. The Times London hailed the company as “A Triumph”, while the Sunday Telegraph called them “a company to be treasured”.
Swan Lake was originally performed by the Bolshoi Ballet in 1877. It tells the story of Princess Odette, who was turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer but returns to human form every night. She meets Prince Siegfried and they fall in love. The sorcerer. Von Rothbart, tricks Prince Siegfried into believing that his daughter, Odile, is Odette, prompting the prince to propose marriage to Odile. The prince soon realizes his mistake and tells Von Rothbart that he would rather die than marry Odile. Siegfried and Odette jump together into the lake and die. This breaks the spell and turns the other swan maidens back into humans. They drive Von Rothbart and Odile into the look and the two also drown. In the final scene, the swan maidens watch as the spirits of Prince Siegfried and Princess Odette ascend into the heavens where they are forever united in love.
Bunny Finds the Right Stuff is an interactive theatre production that is adapted from the children’s book of the same title by Emily Lim. It follows the story of Bunny, a floppy stuffed rabbit, who is not happy with the way she is. She tries and tries to find the right stuffing to fill herself up, but she just cannot seem to get it right. Soon, her friends join her and they try to help her find the right stuff – but what is the right stuff?
Young audiences will get the chance to help Bunny finds the right stuff in this immersive performance that is especially designed for children. Kids get to enjoy the magic of theatre through music, movement and interactive fun in this charming story of friendship.
The production is directed by Daniel Jenkins with music by Stan x Soap. Cast members include Andrew Marko, Bright Ong, Lian Sutton, and Tan Rui Shan.
A sensory-friendly version of this production will be available on May 11th and 12th. A sensory-friendly performance provides a welcoming and relaxed environment for children, and is particularly suited for those on the autism spectrum or with sensory sensitivities.
Shakespeare in the Park returns to Singapore this May 2018 with Julius Caesar. This production, directed by Guy Unsworth (Hand to God), brings to life Shakespeare’s political thriller with a modern twist.
The Singapore Repertory Theatre presents an updated version of the Shakespeare classic, which tells the story of greed, ambition, and power. Trouble brews as leaders of the R.O.M.E 7 countries gather for a summit and assassination plots against Caesar are hatched.
The production stars Jo Kukathas (Romeo & Juliet) as Julius Caesar alongside Ghafir Akbar (Disgraced), Daniel Jenkins (Hand to God, Romeo & Juliet), Thomas Pang (Hand to God, Romeo & Juliet) and Julie Wee (The Merchant of Venice).
Food and beverage during the event are provided by The Providore.
Witness one of the world’s most beloved ballets in Singapore this March! The production will be presented by the American Ballet Theatre with accompaniment by the Singapore Lyric Opera Orchestra. Don’t miss this timeless classic that is set against the mesmerizing music by Tchaikovsky!
KidsFest is coming back to Singapore for another year! Six world-class theatre productions for kids will be featured in the 2018 KidsFest, including the beloved Hairy Maclary and Friends. The family-friendly musical is an official adaptation of the popular Hairy Maclary children’s books by Lynley Dodd.
Diva to the Death redefines the “dinner theatre” experience: an interactive and immersive sexy comic romp where the cool and classy jazz culture goes head-to-head with the brash and ballsy world of Getai, as our divas fight with songs, sneak attacks, and the audience’s sworn support. Don’t just enjoy a drama unfolding during your meal – step right into the runaway interactive craziness, and try to hold on to your seats!
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Celebrate Moonfest 2017 with Peking Opera Classics Excerpts! The award-winning Hubei Provincial Peking Opera Theatre will perform five of their signature works including excerpts from “Xu Ce Running to the City Wall”, “Meeting the Queen”, “Monkey King Battles the Water Demon”, “Wu Jia Slope”, and “Farewell My Concubine”.
The show will feature the company’s top performers, Pei Yongjie, Wang Xiaochan, and Wan Xiaohui.
World renowned Cirque du Soleil returns to Singapore with an homage to the traditional circus art of acrobatics and clowning. KOOZA follows the story of “The Innocent” and his interaction with comic characters in a journey through a world of thrills and surprises. Watch this exciting performance at the Big Top Tent near Marina Bay Sands.