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2011

  • Grimm Tales

     

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    Grimm Tales

    Presented by SRT's The Young Co.
    DBS Arts Centre - Home of SRT
    21 - 23 Jul 2011

    Based on the original tales by Brothers Grimm

    Grimm Tales offers a contemporary take on the much loved fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm, revealing the dark and mischievous side of the original stories. Wit and enchantment combine to bring to life the colourful and strange world of our imagination.

    Featuring The Musicians of Bremen, Ashputtel (Cinderella), The Mouse, the Bird and the Sausage, The Golden Goose, The Hare and the Hedgehog, Hansel and Gretel, The Magic Table, The Gold-Donkey and the Cudgel in the Sack, Grimm Tales takes you to a world where the forests are full of danger and adventure, fortunes can be found in the most unexpected places and families struggle to keep the wolf at bay.

    This is storytelling with spirit and energy, as Grimm Talesexplores our childhood fears, bringing a new twist and more than a hint of black comedy to some of the most famous stories ever written.

    Fairy tales for adults – not for the faint-hearted

    Cast: Nafisah Anwar, Farid Assalam, Rosemary Chan, Carol Chia, Joshua Cao, Sophie Khoo, Kshitij Kokas, Sean Lai, Gavin Low, Ethel Tan, Ian Ketsu Tan, Juanita Travers, Vanessa Ann Vanderstraaten, Natalie Yeap and Laura Yeo.

    Creative Team:
    Written by: Carol Ann Duffy
    Director: Daniel Jenkins
    Production Designer: Chan Silei
    Lighting Designer: Yo Shao Ann
    Stage Manager: Lu Huen
    Assistant Stage Manager: Samrina Mulani



     

     

     

     

     

  • Jack and the Beanstalk

     

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    Jack and the Beanstalk

    Presented by SRT's The Little Company
    4 Nov - 11 Dec 2011
    DBS Arts Centre - Home of SRT

    What happens when you wake up one morning to find a giant beanstalk outside your window?

    Join Jack on his madcap adventure as he climbs the beanstalk and meets the wonderful and lovable characters that help him outwit, outplay and outdo the Giant! An original adaptation of a well loved classic fairy tale, Jack and the Beanstalk is the one musical that will have you singing, dancing and spilling the beans!

    Recommended for 3 year-olds and above.

    Cast: Juan Jackson, Dayah Rahim, Celine Rosa Tan, Dwayne Tan and Vicky Williamson

    Creative Team:
    Director/Playwright/Lyricist: John Rowe
    Production Designer/ Associate Director: Graeme Haddon
    Composer and Arranger: Ruth Ling
    Lighting Designer: Suven Chan
    Sound Designer: Mike Walker
    Choreographer: Filomar Tario

     

     

     

     

  • Just A Dream - The Green Play

     

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    Just A Dream - The Green Play

    Based on the book by Chris Van Allsburg

    Presented by SRT's The Little Company
    In association with Adventure Theatre, Washington, DC
    4 Aug - 10 Sep 2011

     

    Go on a madcap adventure with Walter and his Flying Bed. Help him battle the villains who pollute our air, chop down our trees and litter our streets with garbage. Filled with humour and high energy,our accidental hero, Walter wakes up from his dream to realise that he can protect and preserve the future of our planet.

    In the end, children will learn that they all possess the power to be heroes and how they can Reduce, Re-use and Recyle!

    Recommended for 4 - 10 year olds.

    “We are delighted and encouraged to see increasing environmental awareness amongst Singaporeans. It is especially heartening that groups such as SRT's The Little Company are using the performing arts as a medium to teach young children how valuable and fragile is the world that we live in”- Chew Gek Khim, Chairman, NEA

     

    Cast: Ayanna Hardy, Josh Sticklin and Alex Vernon

    Creative Team:
    Director: Michael J. Bobbitt
    Playwright: Sandra Eskin
    Scenic Designer: Collin Ranney
    Arrangements / Ochestrations: Aaron Broderick
    Music Director: Darius Smith
    Props Designer: Andrea "Dre" Moore
    Assistant Director: Michale R.Burgtorf
    Associate Director: Roberta Gasbarre
    Education Diretor: Kathryn Hnatio
    Costume Designer: Katie Touart
    Sound Designer: Brandon Roe
    Lighting Designer: James Tan

    Stage Manager / Sound Operator: Ryan Maxwell
    Production Manager: Douglas Bullock
    Assistant Production Manager: Sarah Sum
    Technical Manager: Sagaya David
    Lighting Operator: Gregory Smyny
    Stage Crew: Mohamed Anuar
    Crew: Samrina Mulani  

     

     

  • Shakespeare in the Park - Macbeth

     

     Shakespeare in the Park - Macbeth

    Produced by Singapore Repertory Theatre
    Part of the Audi Classics Series
    Presented by Transtec
    Fort Canning Park
    28 Apr - 22 May 2011

     

    Long before vampires and witches become fashionable, Shakespeare wrote the most famous supernatural suspense-thriller of all time.

    Following the success of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Much Ado About Nothing, SRT brings you Macbeth this April – a dramatic experience that  will have you on the edge of your picnic blanket.

    Spread a picnic blanket out under the stars and enter the world of Macbeth, one of Shakespeare's most dazzling and mysterious masterpieces. Whether you are fascinated by political intrigue, love exciting battle scenes, relish luscious language, or just want to enjoy an al fresco bottle of blood-red wine, Macbeth will be a remarkable evening for all.

    Cast: Kaeng Chan, Tushar Ismail, Daniel Jenkins, Keagan Kang, Melvinder Kanth, Jillian Keenan, William Landsman, William Ledbetter, Bright Ong, Adrian Pang, Dayah Rahim, Rebecca Spykerman, Andy Tear, Amanda Tee, and Patricia Toh.

    Creative Team:
    Director: Nikolai Foster
    Production Designer: Morgan Large
    Lightning Designer:Andy Lim (Stage'LIVE')
    Composer: David Shrubsole
    Sound Designer: Mike Walker
    Hair Designer: Ashley Lim


     




     


  • Shakespeare in the Park - Macbeth

    Shakespeare in the Park - Macbeth

     

     

     

     

     

  • The Black and White Benefit

    blackandwhitekevinspacey21 Nov 2011, St Regis Hotel

    Each time SRT has brought in the leaders in their fields, whether it be world class performers Ian McKellen, Ethan Hawke, Lea Salonga or Shabana Azmi, or acclaimed directors Steven Dexter and Nikolai Foster, SRT has organised master-classes and workshops for theatre students and industry professionals to learn from and work with the best in the world.

    In support of our efforts, Kevin has very kindly agreed to be the Guest-of-Honour at SRT’s first benefit dinner to raise funds to support these initiatives on November 21st at the St Regis Hotel.

    “Over the course of my career, I've been fortunate enough to have success as a stage and screen actor, running the film production company, Triggerstreet, and as Artistic Director of one of the world's best-loved theatres - London's Old Vic.

    Jack Lemmon had a phrase that he used all the time, that I've now adopted as my own.
    He believed that if you've been successful in your chosen path, then 'sending the elevator back down' is your obligation.

    That's why I've set up The Kevin Spacey Foundation to support young actors, writers, directors and producers with the passion and potential to succeed in the competitive worlds of film and theatre. We'll be offering a range of creative opportunities to help emerging artists reach their full potential, including workshops, masterclasses and special events led by industry professionals.

    I'd love you to help me keep the elevator moving, and in good working order, so that we can bring along as many passengers as possible.” - Kevin Spacey

    Each year, over 45,000 children attend SRT’s The Little Company and main-stage productions, 40 students are enrolled in our two-year SRT’s The Young Co. acting training programme, workshops are held during holidays and master-classes are held in schools.

    Education is a central pillar of what SRT does. We are deeply passionate about inculcating a love for the arts in the next generation, and believe that theatre has the power to educate and engage our youth to become creative thinkers and inspired citizens. We work closely with educators from kindergartens to universities to ensure that our children's shows especially have a strong pedagogical foundation.

    If a two year old is hooked when they see a show by The Little Company, they will be hooked for life.

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • The Bridge Project - Richard III

     

    Richard III

     

     

  • The Bridge Project - Richard III

     

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    Richard III

    Presented by SRT
    17 - 26 Nov 2011
    Presented in Singapore in collaboration with Esplanade - Theatres on the bay

    SRT co-commissioned and produced The Bridge Project in association with Athens & Epidaurus Festival, Centro Niemeyer Spain, Hong Kong Arts Festival, Istanbul Theatre Festival (IKSV) & Istanbul Municipal Theatres, Kay & McLean Productions and SHN-Carole Shorenstein Hays & Robert Nederlander.

    The Bridge Project is a three-year collaboration between BAM in New York, The Old Vic in London and Neal Street, with the support of selected international co-commissioning producing partners. Singapore Repertory Theatre (SRT) is the only co-commissioning and producing partner that has been involved in all three years of The Bridge Project. SRT presented the third and final year of The Bridge Project – Richard III in Singapore, having already presented The Winter’s Tale in 2009 and The Tempest in 2010. All three years have been presented in collaboration with Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay.

    Old Vic Artistic Director Kevin Spacey has most recently appeared in Inherit the Wind, Speed-the-Plow, A Moon for the Misbegotten and Richard II at The Old Vic. His film credits include Seven,The Usual Suspects, LA Confidential and Horrible Bosses.

    Sam Mendes (Road to Perdition and Revolutionary Road) returns to the stage to direct Kevin Spacey in the title role of Richard III in the final season of The Bridge Project. This transatlantic endeavour reunites them for the first time since American Beauty, for which they both won BAFTA and Academy Awards.

    Photos by Alastair Muir and Mauel Harlan.

    Cast: Maureen Anderman, Stephen Lee Anderson, Jeremy Bobb, Nathan Darrow, Zands Duggan, Jack Ellis, Haydn Gwynne, Chuk Iwuji, Isaiah Johnson, Gemma Jones, Andrew Long, Katherine Manners, Howard W Overshown, Simon Lee Phillips, Gary Powell, Michael Rudko, Kevin Spacey, Hannah Stokely, Gavin Stenhouse and Chandler Williams

    Creative Team:
    Director: Sam Mendes
    Set Designer: Tom Piper
    Costumes: Catherine Zuber
    Lighting: Paul Pyant
    Projection: Jon Driscoll
    Sound: Gareth Fry
    Music: Mark Bennett
    Music Direction: Curtis Moore
    Fight Director: Terry King
    Artistic Associate: Gaye Taylor Upchurch
    Casting: Maggie Lunn & Daniel Swee

     

     

  • The Guru of Chai

     

    The Guru of Chai

    Co-presented by Singapore Repertory Theatre and
    Indian Ink Theatre Company
    DBS Arts Centre - Home of SRT
    19 - 29 Jan 2011

    Winner of Best New Play, Best Actor and Best Composer at the Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards 2010

    If you saw Krishnan’s Dairy, The Candlestickmaker or The Pickle King, you will know why Singapore Repertory Theatre is collaborating again with New Zealand’s Indian Ink Theatre Company to present their latest production, The Guru of Chai.

    Once a millennium there comes a teacher who awakens us all to the power of the divine. But if you can’t wait that long, book an audience with The Guru of Chai! A spiritual leader who will sell you a cup of tea, charm you with his infectious smile, and take away all that is wrong with your life. Enlightenment is at hand.

    A poor chaiwallah’s (tea seller’s) life is changed forever when a young girl is abandoned at a busy railway station and brings the place to a standstill with the beauty of her singing. An honest young policeman falls hopelessly in love but is rejected in favour of a disreputable poet. The contradictions of modern India with its iPhones and ancient gods form the backdrop to this story about the dangers of keeping your soul locked in a cage.

    This outrageously funny and heartbreakingly beautiful play will leave you laughing, crying and begging for more!

    Cast: Jacob Rajan and David Ward

    Creative Team:
    Writers: Justin Lewis and Jacob Rajan
    Director: Justin Lewis
    Composer/Musician: David Ward
    Original Lighting Design: Jeremy Fern
    Lighting Designer: Cathy Knowsley
    Set and Costume Designer: John Verryt
    Dramaturge: Murray Edmond







  • The Ugly Duckling

     

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    The Ugly Duckling

    An enchanting play about being different

    Presented by SRT's The Little Company
    DBS Arts Centre - Home of SRT
    10 Mar - 15 Apr 2011

    The Ugly Duckling is a wonderful retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic story about a little duckling who looks different. Teased and ridiculed on the farmyard, Ugly decides to run away and embarks on an odyssey through the countryside. He meets a host of colourful characters and eventually discovers that he is not a duckling at all. An inspirational adaptation of the children’s classic about being the odd one out, the story unfolds as a giant storybook opens and you hear the magic words “Once upon a time…”The Ugly Duckling remains one of the most popular and memorable productions that The Little Company has staged. Originally presented in 2005, the production played to sold out audiences and received rave reviews from both the public as well as schools who brought their students.Told through the magic of songs and puppetry, this enchanting play will captivate and engage young children.

    Cast: Jane Milligan, Michael Chong, Jennifer Ho, Rachel Soh

    Creative Team:
    Director: Daniel Jenkins
    Playwright/Original Director: Tracie Pang
    Production Designer: Philip Engleheart
    Lighting Designer: Yo Shao Ann
    Sound Designer: Darren Ng

     









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