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What's on this week
Simryn Gill: Hugging the Shore
Gill’s first major solo show in South- East Asia comprises several series of photographs, which all serve as a documentation of her surroundings and how they engage with more abstract elements like time and culture.
The Singapore Repertory Theatre’s annual Shakespeare in the Park production returns with The Bard’s final play. Set on a magical island governed by the wizardly Prospero, nothing is quite what it seems in this comedy of fairies, beasts and long-lost relatives.
New World Singapore
Opened in 1923, New World Amusement Park was once the jewel of Singapore’s nightlife scene. The venue closed in 1987, but an exhibition at City Square Mall – which now stands on part of the park’s original location – lets visitors young and old relive its glory days. ‘The exhibition delves into certain details not usually known to the public today, such as the stories of Rose Chan, and to see her not just as a stripper, but also a dancer, entertainer, entrepreneur and stuntwoman ahead of her time,’ says Teo. ‘We will also bring back a few signature performances that were presented at New World back then, such as the Bangsawan dance, the cabaret dance and the Joget dance.’ Part of Singapore Heritage Fest.
Guess who’s back?! That’s right, one of your fave ’90s boybands – although they’re all grown up now and old enough for a mid-life crisis. But forget that. BSB are hitting our shores on the heels of their 2013 album, In a World Like This. And nostalgia awaits in the form of lovelorn hits like ‘As Long as You Love Me’, ‘I’ll Never Break Your Heart’ and ‘I Want it that Way’.
The 39 Steps
A humorous mix of Alfred Hitchcock thrill and Monty Python tomfoolery, The 39 Steps is adapted from the novel by John Buchan. Featuring over 100 characters played by four actors, this show follows the adventures of striking hero Richard Hannay – who has been incorrectly accused of murder – and his happenstances with villains, double agents and beautiful women.