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Forget a true love’s kiss, happy endings and all that jazz. In Andsoforth’s latest pop-up theatrical dining series aptly named Adventures in Grimmsneyland (no, not Disneyland), fall into the wicked and raunchy side of the fairytale world where your princesses and princes are maybe not who they seem. Step through Mirror Mirror and roleplay as villagers, farmers or bystanders as you embark on a whimsical adventure. While you watch the story unfold, appetising dishes inspired by each fairytale are whipped up and served. And of course, in true Andsoforth fashion, the event’s location a secret so you’d wanna sign up here to get all the deets.
What does it mean to live and die, and how do you make the days from now until then count? That’s what the 15th edition of the Esplanade’s The Studios, themed Between Living and Dying, aims to explore. Catch five works by independent Singaporean playwrights including A Good Death by Faith Ng, How Did the Cat Get So Fat? by Zizi Azah and Leda and The Rage by Edith Podesta.
What does it mean to be a good girl? This brand-new production collaboration between Singaporean performance-poet Pooja Nansi and Australian playwright Jessica Bellamy questions – both of whom are performing – asks a ton of questions about the balancing act being a woman, an ethnic or religious minority and a hip-hop enthusiast. Presented by Checkpoint Theatre, this play is fresh, funny, thoughtful and promises an awesome soundtrack.
Soak up Singapore’s thriving creative scene as the Singapore International Festival of Arts marks its 41st edition this year. Offering over 50 programmes spread over 17 days from April 26 to May 12, the festival presents blockbuster performances from all around the world including the Southeast Asian premiere of George Orwell's literary classic 1984, the Asian debut of The Blues Project and more.
Big Brother is watching you. George Orwell’s critically acclaimed dystopian fiction 1984 may have been written during the late 40s but the theme of control over information, history and technology is more relevant now than ever before. The spine-chilling literary classic is given a new life in this theatrical production that boasts seasons on West End and Broadway.
Part of an ongoing trilogy, A Dream Under the Southern Bough – The Beginning is Toy Factory Productions’ latest offering and the first of its ambitious series. A modern reinterpretation of distinguished Ming Dynasty Playwright Tan Xian Zu’s Kun Opera performance of the same name, the story explores what sets realities and dreams apart.
William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar gets a modern makeover in Singapore Repertory Theatre's staging of the playwright's political thriller. Loosely based on real events from Rome's history, witness as the tragedy of power and rivalry between allies unfold. The best part? You get to enjoy the performance under the stars at Fort Canning Park. So don't forget to bring a mat and a picnic basket along. For the lazy folks, good news as the team from Providore is whipping up food and beverages throughout the night so you never get hungry.
What exactly do you know about the Armenian Church on Hill Street? If your answer’s a shrug, then this site-specific performance by Singaporean story-teller Kamini Ramachandran strips the veil of the historic monument to uncover century-old tales as you wander through the church’s grounds.
Inspiring, compelling and tender – actor-writer Amer Hlelhel’s one-man show is guaranteed to move hearts in an incredible retelling of the life of late Palestinian poet Taha Mohammad Ali. Told through the poet’s beautiful writings and his journey across the Middle East, Taha captures the refugee crisis in its most delicate and purest form.
Fall into the rhythmic world of tap and blues with this energetic showcase performed by a collective of award-winning tap artists from around the world. Set to live music composed by funk and soul icon Toshi Reagon and her band, the dynamic production has you moving and grooving to the beat throughout the show.
Anyone familiar with Angelin Preljocaj’s sublime ballet works better call dibs on front row seats. Performed by French dance troupe Ballet Preljocaj, Playlist #1 presents 10 of the contemporary dance choreographer’s best narratives since 1994 including his finest solos, duos and ensembles.
German theatremaker Thomas Ostermeier brings his groundbreaking staging of Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People to Southeast Asia for the first time. A story of corruption and conflict, protagonist Dr Stockmann discovers that the water consumed by his town's people is contaminated by industrial waste and goes on a mission to expose the misconduct of the authorities.
If you loved James Cameron’s fantasy sci-fi offering Avatar, then you’ll love this. Award-winning theatrical production Cirque du Soleil returns to our shores to bring Toruk: The First Flight, a performance inspired by Cameron’s visually stunning masterpiece, from May 24 to June 3 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. Witness the magical world of Pandora come to live with spectacular sets, larger-than-life puppets and plenty of acrobatic stunts. Set 3,000 years before the film’s events, the performance follows three companions Ralu, Entu and Tsyal who get the help from the great Toruk to save the Tree of Souls.