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The Studios 2018
Leda and The Rage
An Esplanade Commission and Production

A personal story set against the backdrop of art, literature, and film, Leda and The Rage explores multiple perspectives of trauma through one woman's intimate journey of recovery. Theatre director Edith Podesta takes an unflinching look at the complexities, timelessness, and psychological aftermath of trauma in this darkly poetic production. Leda invites the audience to the delve into the daily struggles of those living with post -traumatic stress disorder.

Due to mature themes, admission age for Leda and the Rage is 16 years old.

Please note that Leda and The Rage contains references to rape and sexual assault

All performances of Leda and The Rage are sign language interpreted.

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Creative team

Playwright, Director and Performer Edith Podesta

Start Sales Date

Internet : 22 Nov 2017, 9am
Other Channels : 22 Nov 2017, 10am





Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes, no intermission

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Admission Rules of Esplanade:
Rating/Age Limit/Advisory

  • Admission is subject to tickets produced at the entrance.
  • Infants in arms or children below the age of 16 shall not be admitted.
  • 16 years and above must purchase ticket for admission.
  • Advisory: Some mature themes

Late Seating Advisory

  • You are strongly advised to be seated 15 minutes before the performance start time.
  • No admission will be allowed into the venue once the performance has commenced.
  • Exceptions may be made at Esplanade's discretion depending on the nature of the performance.

Photography/Video Recording Rules

  • Photography, Video recording and Audio recording is not allowed for this event.
  • Please note that photographs and videos of patrons may be taken at this event for use in our archival and publicity material.

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For Group Booking of 20 tickets and above, please contact Esplanade Box Office at (65) 68288389 or email at boxoffice@esplanade.com

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[Full Time students with valid student pass]
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* subject to availability


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Event Date
Thu, 26 - Sun, 29 Apr 2018

Thu & Fri: 8pm
​Sat: 3pm & 8pm
Sun: 3pm

*All performances of Leda and The Rage are sign language interpreted.

Ticket Pricing
(Excludes Booking Fee)

Standard: S$35