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Friend of Practice Programme
Be a Friend of Practice, Be a Part of Singapore TheatreFor more information, please visit http://www.practice.org.sg/en/supportus/be-a-donor/The Theatre Practice (TTP) is the longest-standing professional bilingual theatre group in Singapore. In 1965, theatre doyen Kuo Pao Kun and dancer/choreographer Goh Lay Kuan founded Singapore Performing Arts School, The Theatre Practice’s earliest incarnation.As a non-profit arts institution, The Theatre Practice is proud to have countless friends and partners who journeyed with us along the way for more than five decades, sharing our passion for meaningful and quality theatre.It is only with your generous support that we are able to forge ahead with the greatest confidence. Your contribution, big or small, will definitely make a difference.And through our Friend of Practice programme, we intend to recognise your donation in a more meaningful way!For more information, please write to email@example.com.
BEATS ON POINTE
Direct from Australia and as part of its World Tour in 2019/20, Beats On Pointe is back to entertain audiences with its high energy and feel-good family show.BEATS ON POINTE features a highly talented cast of dance athletes, with the tightly choreographed show anchoring a dynamic modern story of two opposing dance worlds peppered with captivating dance theatre, freestyle acts, singing, moments of well-timed comedy and a killer soundtrack! Produced by Masters of Choreography this show fuses electrifying street dance and classical ballet to create the perfect entertainment for audiences of all ages. ''The show itself is an action-packed roller coaster of old and new school street dance, classical and contemporary ballet, physical comedy, beat boxing and even some singing! To call this a 'dance show' is to sell it short - this piece is a theatrical extravaganza'' (Matt McFarlane - aussietheatre.com)“With high energy, innovative choreography this show lets the audience see a different side to what we typically call ‘hip-hop’ and ‘ballet’. It truly mixes the dance styles and with it creates a fun-fuelled, family friendly show that will inspire even the harshest dance critic.” (musicalmanda.site)“A high octane display of fantastic dancing by a very well drilled troupe” (The Audience Club)“Aside from near impeccable technique, formation and stage presence, this production had a killer soundtrack, too.” (The Adelaidian - theadelaidian.net)With a magnificent blend of classic and commercial music plus a wonderful cast of multi-talented performers, this show continues to dazzle with cutting-edge entertainment. Don’t miss your chance to see one of Australia’s hottest dance theatre productions!
HOUSEWARMING SEASON WILD RICE @ FUN...
Nominated for 6 Life! Theatre Awards and Winner of BEST ORIGINAL SCRIPT and BEST MULTIMEDIA.71-year-old Teck, a grumpy retiree, has just suffered a stroke that leaves him wheelchair-bound. When he insists on moving back home, Jenny, his no-nonsense daughter, hires a young Indonesian domestic worker, Yanti, to look after him.At first, Yanti dutifully follows the strict caregiving regime drawn up by Jenny. But Teck refuses to give up a few of his favourite vices. When Jenny is not around, Yanti gives in to Teck’s demands for fatty, braised pork belly and the occasional cigarette. And yet, somehow, Jenny always knows exactly what is going on...Thrilling, darkly funny and profoundly moving, Thomas Lim’s Supervision holds up a mirror to our modern world with a rapidly ageing population. Would you give up the things you enjoy in exchange for a few more years? Does working in someone else’s home mean giving up your right to privacy? And to what lengths would you go in order to watch over someone you love?IMDA Rating: Advisory (some mature content)
Fantastic Mr Fox in Mandarin了不起的狐狸爸...
The Little Company’s production of Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox in 2012 was a huge hit with parents, teachers and children.“Very interactive”“Engaging and true to the book!”“Enjoyed by both children and adults”This July, we’re excited to present Fantastic Mr Fox in Mandarin!Fantastic Mr Fox is a classic tale of goodies and baddies. It is an inspiring story about the brave and clever Mr Fox who, with the help of his family and friends, outsmarts three farmers’ nasty schemes in order to provide food for the animal community.The farmers Boggis, Bunce and Bean have been digging up the animals’ home, trying to get Mr Fox by any means possible. Trapped underground, Mr Fox and his family and friends are starving, leaving Mr Fox with no choice but to devise a plan to find food for everyone to survive.Filled with humour and packed with action, this is a fantastic show to be enjoyed by children of all ages.
Shakespeare's Globe 2019
Shakespeare’s Globe presents a trio of plays exploring the themes of refuge and displacement, The Comedy of Errors, Pericles and Twelfth Night. Taking on multiple roles across all three plays, the company will unravel these timeless tales of those who have crossed seas, lost their families, and are finding out what belonging truly means to them.PERICLES - The spirit of fairy tale is never far from the surface of Pericles, the first of Shakespeare’s late romances. Imbued with music, miracles, and the constant presence of the sea, this little-seen work sees Pericles, Prince of Tyre, forced to flee his own kingdom and wander the world.THE COMEDY OF ERRORS - Take one pair of estranged twin brothers (both named Antipholus), and one pair of estranged twin servants (both named Dromio) – both pairs separated at sea. Add a dash of mistaken identity and throw them into a city with a reputation for sorcery, and you have all the ingredients for theatrical chaos…TWELFTH NIGHT - When a shipwreck tears a family apart, twins Sebastian and Viola seek refuge in a new land. Filled with unforgettable characters, Twelfth Night combines cruelty with high comedy and the pangs of unrequited love with subtle poetry, expressed through some of Shakespeare’s most exquisite songs.AUDIENCE CHOICEWhat’s it like to go to the theatre and not know what you’re going to see? Take part in our democratic theatrical experiment to find out. For one performance only, it will be up to you to vote for which of these three plays you want to see: Pericles, Twelfth Night or The Comedy of Errors.The rules are simple: the loudest cheer wins. Actors call it ‘terrifying’, audiences say it’s exhilarating. So scream and shout as loud as you can for the play you want to see, and blow the (figurative) roof off the theatre.
Carmen, a bold, beautiful and free-spirited Romani woman.Don José, a corporal in the regiment.Escamillo, the self-confident and masculine bullfighter.Living life on her own terms, Carmen is always unafraid of any adventures that come her way – including love. As she soon gets entangled between a jealous corporal and flirtatious toreador, the tempestuous relationship between Carmen, Don José and Escamillo culminates in one of opera’s most gripping finales!An Opera in Four ActsMusic by Georges BizetLibretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic HalévySung in French with English and Chinese surtitles
1984 by SRT's The Young Company
After two years of practical training in all aspects of theatre, Singapore Repertory Theatre's The Young Company will perform 1984 as their graduation show.Based on the iconic novel by George Orwell, 1984 brings us the story of Winston Smith, a cog in the giant machine state of Oceania. Physically and mentally under the omnipresent eye of Big Brother, Winston has been caught struggling for scraps of love and freedom in a world awash with distrust and violence. With the brutal "help" of four Party Members, Winston is forced to confess his Thoughtcrimes before an unseen inquisitor, and the audience -- which acts as a silent witness to his torture. A ferocious and provocative adaptation of one of the most prescient works of literature of the last century.
M1 Patch! A Theatre Festival of Art...
Play against expectations with this darkly subversive take on a traditional family drama.A dog-like human. A human-like dog.At our bleakest and most desperate, are we human or beast?Everyday, a pair of dog siblings wait to have afternoon tea with their mother. One day, a new family member appears – their supposedly long-lost eldest brother. But no one seems to remember him. Is he simply a lost mongrel, or actually a wild beast in disguise? As the family accepts the stray into their lives, the very foundations of their home begins to crumble. Violence and lust begin to stir in the narrow old apartment…The first prize winner of the 15th Taipei Literature Awards (Play Script category), A Dog’s House is playwright Lin Meng-Huan’s radical take on conventional family plays. Using the metaphor of pets and owners, the play explores intergenerational differences and identities within families, and the ensuing questions on modern society. Through animalized viewpoints, the playwright explores how the self-contradiction and conflicts between family and individual values can lead to devastation, and how we might rebuild from there.Digging deep into the humanity coded within the text, Director Fu Hong-Zheng forges the disintegrating psychological states of each character by shaping the neurotic yet detailed interpretations in the actors’ movement and voice. Derelict and dark on the surface, rich and brutal within, the eccentric, animalistic style serves to realise the deep violence buried within.
M1 Patch! A Theatre Festival of Art...
Be inspired by the interplay of different forms and points of view. Free your mind and imagine new worlds for yourself.“Look closely at the present you are constructing. It should look like the future you are dreaming.” - Alice WalkerBoth curious and playful, PROJECT Utopia invites you to join us as we embark on a journey to rediscover our relationship with the world around us. Five artists from Finland, Germany, Indonesia and Singapore set forth to question what utopia means in a disturbingly unpredictable world. These artists draw upon their respective cultural contexts to create five evocative performance vignettes. These stories are weaved into a vivid tapestry of dreams, comprising of movement, poetry, multimedia, sound and at times, your participation. Together, we hope to offer PROJECT Utopia as a momentary respite to ask: What is your utopia?Ming Poon (Germany/Singapore) // The PledgeDhimas Aryo Satwiko (Indonesia) // The Forgotten Ones of OmelasSini Rautjoki (Finland) // KopisisuAng Xiao Ting (Singapore) // Songs of TauKuo Jian Hong (Singapore) // FLAMEPROJECT Utopia is an ongoing theatre project. It is a vault of questions; a space for interactions between disparate cultures and ideas that can spark new potentialities. Through PROJECT Utopia, we project our hopes for a future that we believe we can help to shape.
THE WAY BACK HOME from Internation...
Oliver Jeffers, award-winning author of ‘How to Catch a Star’ and ‘Lost and Found’, returns with an inter-galactic tale about a little boy seeking adventure. One day a boy finds a plane in his cupboard. He flies his plane higher and higher until he runs out of petrol and lands on the moon. He is frightened, lost and alone until a passing Martian lands there too! Who is the strange alien? Can they be friends? And how will they find their way back home?With original music and plenty of audience participation, this charming new production about friendship and caring for others, is perfect for families with young children. This production has been created to ignite the imagination of little people.For more information, visit www.divaproductions.com.sg
Where is Peter Rabbit?
Hop onto your seats and immerse yourself in the magical world of Beatrix Potter. Watch with delight as your favourite stories and most beloved characters are brought to life in this theatrical spectacular, with beautifully handcrafted puppets, enchanting original songs and a sprinkle of magic. Look out for the ferocious Mr. McGregor, reach heady heights with Jemima Puddle-Duck, do the laundry with Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle and of course, fall in love with the mischievous Peter Rabbit.Shake your tail to 14 of the most joyful songs all performed live, with lyrics by one of Britain’s most beloved playwrights, Sir Alan Ayckbourn. And twinkle your eyes at the delightful dancing and entrancing set.Handed down from generation to generation, these stories hold a special place in our hearts, so whether a warm hug of fluffy nostalgia, or the perfect introduction to Beatrix Potter’s Tales, this is a truly charming production for the whole family to cherish and enjoy together. Based on the original Tales by Beatrix Potter.
Esplanade Presents The Far Side of ...
“This is Lepage at his very best, showing his talent for forging unexpected connections and appealing simultaneously to hearts and minds.”– The Guardian“It is a remarkable play, performed by a truly remarkable actor. It is a sad, funny, astonishing, brilliant, interesting, thought-provoking and utterly energizing play.”– The Australian"A stunning theatrical work that makes the universe more understandable while also making it more mysterious. You can’t ask much more than from a work of art.”– The Boston GlobeAn international space race to the moon. An inevitable domestic reconciliation. A journey of pure theatrical magic.Set against a backdrop of the race to the moon between the Americans and the Russians, The Far Side of the Moon casts its cosmic gaze on Philippe, a struggling introverted philosopher, and his younger brother André, a successful TV weatherman—an estranged pair drawn together, coming to grips with the death of their mother.Internationally renowned Canadian theatre visionary Robert Lepage’s iconic The Far Side of the Moon premiered in Québec in 2000, and has since been presented in over 45 cities all around the world. Performed solo by the critically acclaimed Yves Jacques, Lepage’s master work of poignant storytelling is visually stunning and technically exquisite, an emotionally arresting exploration of both outer and inner space.About Robert Lepage and Ex MachinaRobert Lepage is a Canadian playwright, actor, film director, and stage director, recognised as an evocative scenographer and a magical storyteller. His company Ex Machina, which he started in 1994, is known to be one of the world’s most innovative companies, approaching projects with investigative workshops and ensemble-led research.Ex Machina’s creative team believes that the performing arts—dance, opera, music—should be mixed with recorded arts—filmmaking, video art and multimedia. It believes that there must be meetings between scientists and playwrights, set painters and architects, and between artists from Québec and the rest of the world. From these gatherings, it believes that new artistic forms will emerge.Lepage has been acknowledged by Le Monde as “a maestro of today’s multimedia theatre”. He has also been described as “a transformational catalyst as Peter Brook” who “[creates] theatre for people who don’t like theatre”.
WILD RICE @ FUNAN GRAND OPENING SEA...
Emily of Emerald HillIvan Heng is one of Singapore’s most acclaimed actors. Glen Goei is one of Singapore’s most celebrated directors. Together, they bring to life one of Singapore theatre’s most iconic characters: Emily Gan, an abandoned girl who overcomes all odds to emerge as the matriarch of a distinguished Peranakan household.Evoking the golden age of Straits-Chinese culture from the 1930s, this new production promises to be the most immersive version of Stella Kon’s enduring classic yet. Step into our theatre and become one of Emily’s guests in her opulent, meticulously kept mansion...In this decadent world, fulfilment for a woman can only be found in her roles as a daughter-in-law, wife, mother and home-maker. So what must she do to succeed? And at what cost? Is Emily a woman trapped by tradition, or a feminist ahead of her time?In 2000, Ivan Heng founded WILD RICE with an electrifying production of this landmark play, in which he first made Emily Gan his own. We can think of nothing more appropriate to commemorate WILD RICE’s new home.“A moving, funny and accomplished piece of theatre.” - The Age, Melbourne“This was a funny, camp, and touching performance, quite deserving of its full house.” - South China Morning Post, Hong Kong“When Glen Goei and Ivan Heng come together in the name of Art, any play can be expected to deliver wit and sensitivity.” - 8 DAYS, Singapore
WILD RICE @ FUNAN GRAND OPENING SEA...
MerdekaAs the Singapore Bicentennial is celebrated, six young people form a group called Raffles Must Fall to examine our country's colonial legacy. During their gatherings, they pore over forgotten texts and artefacts, re-enacting scenes from the past to better understand the nightmare of subjugation... and the dream of self-determination.Drawing upon a wealth of historical documentation, including speeches, newspaper articles, petitions and songs, "Merdeka / 獨立 /சுதந்திரம்" confronts us with questions about our colonial past and how it still echoes through our present and into our future.Why celebrate the beginning of colonialism rather than its end? Has Singapore gained independence without truly undergoing a process of decolonisation? And if Raffles must fall, what will he take down with him?Written by the award-winning Alfian Sa'at in collaboration with up-and-coming playwright Neo Hai Bin, this provocative and moving new play examines how our history and humanity have been shaped – and shattered – by the forces of colonialism.
WILD RICE @ FUNAN GRAND OPENING SEA...
Peter Pan in Serangoon GardensWith all the pressures of school and growing up in Singapore, Wendy and her brothers would rather be anywhere else than their stuffy bedroom in Serangoon Gardens. Enter Peter Pan, who promises to take them on an adventure of a lifetime!So up, up and away they go, journeying towards Neverland — an enchanted island where they never have to grow up. Along the way, they meet Ting Tong Bell’s fairy friends, bewitching mermaids and a motley crew of Lost Boys. But they soon discover the dangers lurking in Neverland... in the form of the Buaya-fearing Captain Hook and his fiendish gang of pirates!Directed by Ivan Heng, Peter Pan in Serangoon Gardens is a brand-new musical with a book by Thomas Lim, lyrics by Joel Tan and music by Julian Wong. Led by Pam Oei as Peter Pan and Siti Khalijah Zainal as Captain Hook, our incredible cast – comprising Singapore theatre’s brightest stars and the adorable First Stage Kids – will deliver a show that leaves you thinking Wonderful Thoughts and walking on air!Everyone can do with a little fairy dust in their lives over the holidays. So come with your family and loved ones to close out the year on a magical high!"A night of magic at the theatre… Just take the whole family!" - The Straits Times"One of local theatre's most enduring Christmas traditions." - Today"A perfect year-end treat!" - Popspoken
WILD RICE @ FUNAN GRAND OPENING SEA...
Fair PlayMoments before they make their entrance into our world, Boy and Girl are each assigned scripts by a Playwright. And as they rehearse for the lives that they will lead, they begin questioning the roles that they have been given.Why are women and men expected to behave in certain ways? How did the world come to be such an unequal place for women and men? Can there be a different way of raising future generations?With this challenging and insightful new comedy by Thomas Lim, one of Singapore theatre’s most exciting talents, we launch our Theatre-In-Education (TIE) programme. By introducing young people to the shared experience of theatre, TIE encourages them to engage with a play’s themes and think about how the issues raised relate to everyday life and the world we live in.Learning outside the classroom has never been this inspiring and fun!About WILD RICE’s Theatre-In-Education ProgrammeTheatre-In-Education (TIE) uses the medium of theatre for educational purposes. The entire experience typically comprises of: • A show performed by professional actors;• Facilitated discussions or workshops on the themes and ideas raised by the production; and• A companion resource pack for teachers.
SRT Presents Caught
“You’ve read the New Yorker article. You’ve heard all of your artist friends talk about him. Now you can hear Chinese dissident artist Lin Bo speak … about the work that got him jailed back home.” (Los Angeles Times Critics’ Pick)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 international media sensation after his escape from captivity. In honour of his release, SRT commissioned Drama Desk award-winning director Ed Sylvanus Iskandar to create an immersive evening, featuring an exclusively curated art exhibition. 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 where things are not as they first appear.Never stop questioning the truth.Never stop questioning the story.How far down the rabbit hole are you prepared to go? “Part immersive theater, part performance art, part installation, part thrust theater, part food and drinks, and pure play, this exhilarating look into politics, propaganda, and perception is pocked with paradox.” (Stage and Cinema)- Gallery opens 15 mins before event start time.- Enjoy complimentary guided tours and purchase food and drinks upon gallery opening.- Please wear comfortable shoes and note that there is limited parking at the venue.
Urinetown: The Musical
In a fictional “most expensive city in the world”, a “cross-border water crisis” has led to a government ban on private lavatories. The woeful water shortage sees the erection of pay-to-pee public toilets operated by an all-powerful corporation, Urine Good Company, owned by the megalomaniac Caldwell B. Cladwell. Breaking the laws against gratuitous public peeing means urination ruination, with offenders being exiled in the dreaded and mysterious “Urinetown”, never to be seen again.When threatened with yet another pee-fee hike, the poor citizens, having endured overwhelming oppression and bursting bladders, can no longer hold it in, and stage a revolution, led by a handsome hero with the heroically handsome name of Bobby Strong. And, in true musical theatre style, he still finds the time and energy to fall hopelessly in love with the honeylicious Hope Cladwell, who (shock! horror! spoiler!) turns out to be the daughter of the dastardly Caldwell B. Cladwell!Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, URINETOWN is the hilarious musical satire that gleefully takes the piss out of politicians, populism, “people power”, capitalism, corporate corruption, and musicals themselves!
Singapore Night Festival 2019 - Fue...
Having performed to more than 6 million spectators in sold-out shows across 34 countries and 58 cities, here is your chance to see the internationally renowned Fuerza Bruta take Singapore by storm as the Argentinean troupe performs at the Singapore Night Festival.Look forward to a 360-degree sensory theatre party spectacle performed over and around a standing audience. Brace yourself for an adrenaline rush in this kinetic combination of high energy and action-packed aerial acrobatics performance. Let reality take a backseat as performers soar to the skies and pack in plenty of surprises with mind-blowing lighting visual effects just inches away from you. A show that sets one free from inhibitions and transcends language and conventional theatre, here's your chance to fully immerse yourself and be brutally happy!
Eat Duck by Checkpoint Theatre
Checkpoint Theatre presents Eat DuckA new play by Zenda TanDirected by Claire WongPerformed by Karen Tan, Hang Qian Chou, Jean Ng, Julius Foo, Pavan J Singh, Wiggie, Myle Yan Tay, Victoria Chen, Chaney Chia, Adam Michael Scott Wee An, and Shann Sim--After Grandma's passing, her extended family holds a seven-day wake at the void deck. Clashing siblings, long-suffering in-laws, and estranged sons come together to hurt and to heal when their world is upended. Each must learn to say goodbye while struggling to hold on to those left behind.Playwright Zenda Tan delivers a beautiful and incisive portrayal of family dynamics fraught with grief and past grievances. As they navigate unfamiliar rites and funeral rituals, they discover that food, offerings, and joss paper have become the currency of their love.Directed with flair and nuance by Claire Wong, this astute and unflinching portrait of a family in mourning hits close to home with its questions on how we honour our dead and pay our final respects. Eat Duck lays bare everyday realities while offering extraordinary insights into the nature of love and loss, helping us all to answer what it truly means to be kin.In collaboration with School of the Arts Singapore
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