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2013

  • 3 Titans of Theatre

     

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  • 3 Titans of Theatre - Musashi

     

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    3 Titans of Theatre: MUSASHI

    Jointly presented by Singapore Repertory Theatre and The Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay
    8 - 9 Nov 2013
    Esplanade Theatre

    Two legendary warriors battle. One spares the other's life. They meet again six years later to put an end to their rivalry.

    Taking the iconic duel between the Japanese warriors Miyamoto Musashi and Sasaki Kojiro in 17th century feudal Japan as its starting point, Musashi marks the Ninagawa Company's long-awaited return to Singapore after its seven curtain calls at the Singapore Arts Festival in 1992.

    Musashi explores the futility of vengeance as two blood-thirsty swordsmen awaiting their final showdown, presented through an animated contemporary Noh and Kyogen retelling rich with humour and beauty. Starring two of Japan's leading young actors Tatsuya Fujiwara (Death Note) and Junpei Mizobata (BOSS), this highly entertaining and accessible production made its world premiere in Tokyo in 2009 and performed to critical acclaim at The Barbican in London as well as the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York in 2010.

    Performed in Japanese with English surtitles.

    "A ravishing dialogue among forms of storytelling and theatre, enacted with delicate precision and robust humor [...] Ninagawa is a master of artful eclecticism."- The New York Times

    "This is an extraordinary theatrical event: a production by the dazzling Yukio Ninagawa of a Zen comedy-drama..."- The Guardian

    Cast: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Fumiaki Hori, Kunihiro Iida, Takeshi Inomo, Junpei Mizobata, Naomasa Musaka, Keita Oishi, Kayoko Shiraishi, Yukio Tsukamoto, Anne Suzuki, Kohtaloh Yoshida

    Creative Team:
    Author: Hisashi Inoue
    Driector: Yukio Ninagawa
    Set Designer: Tsukasa Nakagoshi
    Lighting Design: Jiro Katsushiba
    Costume Designer: Lily Komine
    Sound Designer: Masahiro Inoue
    Hair Deisgner: Yuichi Akiba
    Fight Choreographers: Masahiro Kunii and Naoki Kurihara
    Choreographers: Uran Kirosaki and Juraku Hanayagi

     

  • 3 Titans of Theatre - Shun-kin

     

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    3 Titans of Theatre: SHUN-KIN

    Jointly presented by Singapore Repertory Theatre and The Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay
    30 - 31 Aug 2013
    Esplanade Theatre

    Hailed as having changed the face of British theatre, Simon McBurney's Complicite comes to Singapore for the first time with a powerful performance that shows us how closely beauty and violence are intertwined. Inspired by legendary Japanese writer Jun'ichiro Tanizaki's A Portrait of Shun-kin and In Praise of Shadows, McBurney spins a spell-binding story that centres on the rich, beautiful and cruel shamisen prodigy Shun-kin who tests the devotion of her dutiful servant Sasuke, leading to a gruesome act of sacrifice.

    Featuring film actress Eri Fukatsu, celebrated actor Yoshi Oida and master shamisen player Hidetaro Honjoh, the all-Japanese cast deftly execute Japanese bunraku puppetry alongside Complicite’s trademark multimedia projections of paper that become larks, of kimonos that evoke ghosts; the shadowy world of Shun-Kin will challenge your notions of love and judgement.

    Performed in Japanese with English surtitles.

    Advisory: Recommended for 17 years and above (mature content & brief nudity).

    "...an alluring mesmeric piece, performed with...slick stylization."- CurtainUp London

    "...absorbing, evocative production..."- Daily Express

    Cast: Kaho Aso, Eri Fukatsu, Honjoh Hidetaro, Kentaro Mizuki, Yasuyo Mochizuki, Yoshi Oida, Songha, Keitoku Takata, Ryoko Tateishi, Junko Uchida

    Creative Team:
    Director: Simon McBurney
    Composer: Honjoh Hidetaro
    Design: Merle Hensel and Rumi Matsui
    Lighting: Paul Anderson
    Sound: Gareth Fry
    Video: Finn Ross
    Costume: Christina Cummingham
    Puppetry: Blind Summit Theatre
    Associate Director: Kirsty Housley
    Dramaturg: Jo Allan

     

  • 3 Titans of Theatre - The Suit

     

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    3 Titans of Theatre: THE SUIT

    Jointly presented by Singapore Repertory Theatre and The Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay
    22 - 25 Nov 2013
    DBS Arts Centre - Home of SRT

    The legendary Peter Brook directs this tale of simmering resentment and tragedy.

    A wife caught in the act, her lover fleeing the scene, his suit left behind. It's the perfect recipe for her husband's punishing decree: go on with business as usual, he says, but take the suit everywhere you go as a constant reminder of your betrayal.

    Featuring an innovative staging that integrates musicians directly into the action, Brook's tender production - fresh from sold-out runs in Paris and London - makes Themba's tightly crafted fable sing.

    Performed in English.

    "...masterclass in theatre direction. This is theatre as it should be."- The Daily Telegraph

    "Brook's production is a minimalist masterclass, exquisitely performed and...unbearably moving."- Mail on Sunday

    Cast: Jordan Barbour, Rikki Henry, Ivanno Jeremiah, Nonhlanhla Kheswa

    Musicians: Arthur Astier, Raphael Chambouvet, David Dupius

    Creative Team:
    Director, adaptation and musical director: Peter Brook, Marie-Helene Estienne and Frank Krawczyk
    Lighting designer: Philippe Vialatte
    Costume designer: Oria Puppo
    Assistant Director: Rikki Henry

     

     

  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears

     

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    Presented by SRT's The Little Company
    8 Mar - 21 Apr 2013
    DBS Arts Centre - Home of SRT


    This March, SRT's The Little Company brings the well-loved fairy tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears to the stage.

    Goldilocks, on a trip into the forest, ventures into a seemingly uninhabited house. In the process of making herself feel at home, she turns the place into a gigantic mess! Little does she know that the house belongs to a family of three bears, who will not be too pleased to witness her handiwork.

    Following the sold-out run of The Three Little Pigs in 2012, the second installment of SRT's The Little Company Trio-series, Goldilocks and the Three Bears reminds children not to fiddle with the belongings of others, lest there be consequences to bear.

    With music and lyrics by the famed award-winning West-End musical theatre song writing duo George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, join the cast as they bring your child on an exciting journey through this children's classic!

     

    Cast: Dwayne Tan, Mina Ellen Kaye, Aaron Khaled, Kristy Griffin and Jejie Esguerra.

    Creative Team:
    Scriptwriter & Director: Anthony Drewe
    Composer: George Stiles
    Music Director & Arranger: Ruth Ling
    Choreographer: Ewan Jones
    Production Designer: Francis O'Connor
    Lighting Designer: Gabriel Chan
    Sound Designer: Jeffrey Yue

     



     

     

     

     

  • Made in Singapore

     

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    MADE IN SINGAPORE: Rising Son (Written by Dick Lee)

    Presented by SRT's Stage Two
    27 Mar - 12 Apr 2014
    DBS Arts Centre - Home of SRT

    Two years ago, SRT entered into a great partnership with Bloomberg, who were keen to support SRT's proposed initiatives to develop new writing.

    Bloomberg enabled us to fully put in place a proper playwright incubator programme to help writers. And now SRT's Stage Two are ready to present these three plays under our newly created "Made in Singapore" banner.

    Rising Son, part one of the Family Trilogy, is written by Dick Lee. Set against the backdrop of the Japanese occupation, it tells the coming–of–age stories of his father, aunt and a Japanese army lawyer next door. Through the play, Dick hopes to offer the younger generation insight into what everyday life was like during the Japanese Occupation; and the older generation, a different perspective of the period. Rising Son takes you on a journey that is both personal and universal.

    Rising Son is set during the Japanese invasion and occupation of Singapore between 1941 and 1945. 18 year–old Sunny (Tan Shou Chen) is enlisted as an ambulance orderly when the bombing starts, and does his best to protect his naïve, but headstrong, younger sister Ruby (Seong Hui Xuan) from the horrific realities of war.

    Cast: Caleb Goh, Seong Hui Xuan, Tan Shou Chen

    Creative Team:
    Director: Eric Ting
    Set Designer: Wong Chee Wai
    Costume Designer: Anthony Tan
    Lighting Designer: Gabriel Chan
    Sound Designer: Jeffrey Yue - Ctrl Fre@k
    Projection Designer: Wee CHeng Low - Ctrl Fre@k

     

     

    MADE IN SINGAPORE: A Wedding, A Funeral & Lucky, the Fish / Stand Behind The Yellow Line

    Our first instalment from the Made in Singapore series ran to full houses. Thank you for the overwhelming support for new writing. We look forward to seeing you at the theatre for Rising Son.

    "Made In Singapore’s debut double-bill undoubtedly served its primary function of providing a professional environment to hopefully kickstart the careers of these emerging playwrights." - TODAY

    A Wedding, A Funeral and Lucky, the Fish (Written by Dora Tan)

    "I was truly really deeply wholeheartedly happy after watching the play. The performance by the actors were nothing short of breathtaking as well." - www.justwatchlah.com

     

     

    Stand Behind the Yellow Line (Written by Michelle Tan)

    "This was a promising debut of a script." - TODAY

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Red Riding Hood

     

    Red Riding Hood

    Presented by SRT's The Little Company
    1 Nov - 15 Dec 2013
    DBS Arts Centre - Home of SRT

    This November, SRT’s The Little Company brings a new musical twist to this classic tale. Directed by Kate Golledge (Fantastic Mr Fox), Red Riding Hood is an uplifting story of brave Red who must journey through the forest to reunite her family and save Mother’s bakery from closing down.

    Will she reach Grandma’s house in time? Or will the charming Big Bad Wolf distract her from her quest? Join Red on the adventure into the woods, where no one is what they seem!

    Filled with humour and packed with original music, this is a fantastic show to be enjoyed by children and adults of all ages.

    Cast: Dwayne Tan, Eleanor Tan, Cheryl Tan, Chio Su-Ping, Nelson Clemente, and understudies Tim Wan and Zee Wong

    Creative Team:
    Book and Lyrics: Jake Brunger
    Music and Lyrics: Pippa Cleary
    Director: Kate Golledge
    Choreographer: Ashley Nottingham 
    Music Director and Arranger: Ruth Ling
    Lighting Designer: Genevieve Peck
    Sound Designer: Yong Rong Zhao

     

     

     

  • Shakespeare in the Park - Othello

     

    Shakespeare in the Park - Othello

    Produced by Singapore Repertory Theatre
    Part of the Audi Classics Series 2013
    Presented by Transtec
    Fort Canning Park
    24 Apr - 25 May 2013

    “I WILL WEAR MY HEART UPON MY SLEEVE.”

    From the company that brought you A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, Macbeth >and Twelfth Night.

    Spread a blanket under the stars and immerse yourself in the dark and treacherous world of Othello, one of Shakespeare’s great tragedies of love wrecked by jealousy. Whether you are intrigued by the story of love, deception and greed, or just want to enjoy a bottle of blood-red wine al fresco, Othello promises to be an unforgettable evening for all.

    Shakespeare in the Park has become a highly anticipated event and a highlight of Singapore’s annual calendar.

    Do not miss this amazing outdoor theatre experience!

    Cast: Gerald Chew, Daniel Francis, Daniel Jenkins, Erwin Shah Ismail, Shane Mardjuki, Zura Johnson, Wendy Kweh, Marcus Lim, Andy Tear, Marc Valentine, Stephen Whiley, Julie Wee

    Creative Team:
    Director: Bruce Guthrie
    Production Designer: Robin Don
    Lighting Designer: Rick Fisher
    Sound Designer: Mike Walker
    Composer: Ruth Ling
    Fight Choreographer: Lim Yu Beng
    Projection Designer: Andrzej Goulding

     

     

     

     

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    Shakespeare in the Park - Othello

     

     

     

     

     

  • The Tale of the Frog Prince

     

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    The Tale of the Frog Prince

    Presented by SRT's The Little Company
    29 Aug - 29 Sep 2013
    DBS Arts Centre - Home of SRT

    The Tale of the Frog Prince brings to life the delightful story of an enchanted prince saved by true love’s kiss.

    Prince Phillip has been stuck in the form of a frog since a wicked witch cast a spell on him. Ashamed of his outward appearance, the frog prince hides in a swamp, where young Princess Rosalie finds him one day. According to the frog prince, the spell can only be broken by a kiss from one whose love for him is true. Will Prince Phillip find true love undeterred by his outward appearance?

    The Tale of the Frog Prince teaches children not to judge a book by its cover, and also serves as a light-hearted reminder to us adults that we should treat everyone with kindness and respect.

    With humourous dialogue, colourful characters and catchy tunes, this play is sure to be a ribet-ing experience!

    Starring Caleb Goh (Frog), Spree (Marc Valentine), Mina Ellen Kaye (Rosalie), Erwin Shah Ismail (Bertram), Anette Andersen (Penelope), Candice de Rozario (Queen) and Marcus Lim (King), don’t miss what is sure to be a ribet–ing experience!

    Recommended for 2 - 6 year-olds.

    Cast: Caleb Goh, Marc Valentine, Mina Ellen Kaye, Erwin Shah Ismail, Anette Sestol Andersen, Candice de Rozario, Marcus Lim

    Creative Team:
    Creative Director: Daniel Jenkins
    Music Director & Arranger: August Lum
    Production Designer: Alex Doidge-Green
    Lighting Designer: Gabriel Chan
    Sound Designer: Jeffrey Yue

     

     

  • The Three Little Pigs (Mandarin)

     

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    The Three Little Pigs (Mandarin)

    Presented by SRT's The Little Company
    4 - 28 Jul 2013
    DBS Arts Centre - Home of SRT

    An original adaptation of the classic fairy tale, The Three Little Pigsteaches little ones how success can be achieved through hard work and perseverance.

    Following a sold-out run of the English production in 2012, this Mandarin version of the original promises to open a whole new world of theatre experience and language exposure for children.

    Filled with humour, this endearing tale will leave you squealing with glee and howling with laughter.Written by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe (Honk!, Mary Poppins and Goldilocks and the Three Bears).

    Adapted into Mandarin by Danny Yeo and Xiaohan.

    Cast: Oliver Pang / Ric Liu, Vanessa Phang, Edward Choy, Celine Rosa Tan / Zee Wong, George Chan

    Creative Team:
    Chinese Adaptor & Assistant Director: Danny Yeo
    Chinese Adaptor: Xiaohan
    Director & Choreographer: Ewan Jones
    Music Director & Arranger: Ruth Ling
    Production Designer: Francis O'Connor
    Costume Designer: Jason Denvir
    Lighting Designer: Gabriel Chan
    Sound Designer: Jeffrey Yue

     

  • The Trojan Women

     

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    The Trojan Women

    Presented by SRT's The Young Co.
    20 & 21 Sep 2013
    DBS Arts Centre - Home of SRT

    A wooden horse appears at the gates of Troy with a secret in its belly. For the Trojans, it means a victory, a party, and drunken sleep. For the Greeks, it means that by sunrise, an enemy city will be razed to the ground. Adapted from Euripides’ tragedy, The Trojan Women offers an enduring picture of human fortitude amidst a deeply moving evocation of the horrors of war.

    It is an anti-war play. It is a play about women, human relationships, loyalty and classical mythology. It shows a war not in its glory and pomp, but in the desolation of those left behind – the women. However, at its core, it is a play about women who conquer the perils and foolishness of wars waged.

    The Young Co. is proud to present this modern adaptation of The Trojan Women, taking Euripides’ Greek classic and bringing it up to date in this moving, frightening and powerful portrayal of the women of Troy as they await their fate amid the wasteland of carnage.

    Cast: Tiffany Ann Das, Tamanna Sushil Daswani, Josephine Daumich, Prabu Devaraj (Dave), Sarah Jane, Dylan Jenkins, Vanessa Koh, Raphael Lecat, Deborah Lee, Cinderella Mayo, Jessica Gomes Ng, Mehaerun Simaa, Vignesh Singh, Wee Pin Soh, Lareina Tham, Tarushka Wijeyawardena, Alison Wong. 

    Creative Team:
    Director: Daniel Jenkins
    Set Designer: Alex Doidge-Green
    Costume Designer: Aaron Yap
    Lighting Designer: Gabriel Chan
    Sound Designer: Guo Ningru

     

     

  • Venus in Fur

     

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    Venus in Fur

    Presented by Singapore Repertory Theatre
    15 Mar - 6 Apr 2013
    DBS Arts Centre - Home of SRT

    "Venus rises and astounds" - SPH, The Straits Times

    "A darkly delicious, satisfying time at the theatre…not to be missed." - TODAY

    "...one of the most memorable plays you'll catch this year." - Flying Ink Pot

    From the moment the lights go down, David Ives’ Venus in Fur stimulates, starting off on a humourous note but becomes progressively darker, more dangerous and deliciously erotic.

    Adapted from a novella by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, whose name inspired the term masochism (a clue as to the nature of the play) it leads you through psychosexual games in two realities - between the director and wannabe actress of the play, and between the Victorian male and female characters of the play-within-the-play.

    The mysteries surrounding the seemingly clueless and naïve Vanda are lathered on as the layers around the arrogant and composed Thomas are peeled off. Along the way, the mood is kept comically racy as Vanda switches between wannabe actress and sensual seductress, and back again, in a blink of an eye – sometimes, mid-sentence.

    Together, this electrifying cat-and-mouse game promises to be more steamy than E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey, one that is funny yet mysterious, sensual yet unsettling.

    Cast: Steffanie Leigh, Anson Mount

    Creative Team:
    Writer: David Ives
    Director: Ed Sylvanus Iskandar
    Production Designer: Francis O'Connor
    Costume & Props Designer: Loren Shaw
    Lighting Designer: Gabriel Chan
    Sound Designer: Jeffrey Yue
    Voice & Text Coach: Amy Jo Jackson
    Violence Director: Michael Wieser

     

     

     

     

  • Venus in Fur

     

    Venus in Fur

     

     

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