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2007

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream

     

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    A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Presented by Singapore Repertory Theatre
    Fort Canning Green
    4 - 27 May 2007

    Ten years ago, SRT staged a compelling production of Hamlet at Fort Canning. It was a seminal work that was reviewed by the international media and received kudos on many levels for both being one of the first international all-Asian casts as well as for some very powerful and memorable images. 'Shakespeare in the Park' returns this year with a sumptuous, contemporary take on one of the greatest comedies of all time.

    Bring a picnic basket and blanket and lie under the stars as the park comes to life like you have never seen before

    Oberon and Titania, fairy rulers of the forest, have quarrelled over Titania's refusal to give up her boy page to Oberon. He sends Puck to find a magic plant, the juice of which, squeezed on the eyes of someone asleep, will cause them to fall in love with the first creature they see on waking. Oberon uses the juice on Titania and she falls rapturously in love with Bottom, one of the tradesmen who has been bewitched by Puck. Oberon also tells Puck to use it on Demetrius, so that he will fall in love with Helena, but Puck, mistaking the two Athenian youths, uses it on Lysander instead, who promptly falls in love with Helena...

    Eventually, however, all the enchantments are lifted, the human lovers are happily paired and Titania and Oberon are reconciled. The three couples are married and Bottom's troupe perform their play at the nuptial celebrations.

    Cast: Jason Chan, Michael Corbidge, Rehaan Engineer, Claudio Girardi, Matt Grey, Andy Hockley, Peter Hodgson, Daniel Jenkins, Andrew Keegan, Wendy Kweh, Joanna Pilgrim, Gene Sha Rudyn and Emma Yong.

    Ensemble: Aaron Khek Ah Hock, Jereh Leong, Li Yong Nan, Ix Wong Thien Pau

    Ensemble featuring SRT's The Young Co.: Megah Laksana Ashari, Chanel Chan Hui Yin, Melissa Chiew, Cara Edney, Deborah Emmanuel, Joyce Gan, Becky Ho, Alyssa Lee, Victoria Lim, Adeline Pang, Nur Khairiyah Ramli, Kusumawati Supadi, Caitanya Tan, Elizabeth Tan, Serene Tan, Amanda Tee, Sophie Wee and Natalie Wong, Eunice Yee Yen Nee

    Ensemble featuring Centre Stage School of the Arts: Kirsty Aitken, Emily Armstrong, Aparnaa Balamurali, Sameen Boparai, George Bullock, May Bullock, Izzy Cornish, Lola Rose Donohoe, Shannon Fender, Brighten Kaufman, Matt MacKay, Vivek Narayan, Elonore Otway, Daniel Parsons, Megan Ross, Gigi Samuel, Ayush Shah, Gabrielle Virk and Sorcha Young.  

    Creative Team:
    Written by: William Shakespeare
    Directeor: Barry Kyle
    Music Composer: Ilona Sekacz
    Set & Costume Designer: Martyn Bainbridge
    Lighting Designer: Suven Chan
    Sound Designer: Mike Walker
    Choreographer: Aaron Khek & Ix Wong
    Hair Designer: Ashley Lim
    Stage Manager: Woo Hsia Ling

     


     

     

  • Agamemnon

     

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    Agamemnon

    Presented by SRT's The Young Co.
    DBS Arts Centre - Home of SRT
    16 - 19 Aug 2007

    The Young Co.'s retelling of this classic Greek tragedy is based on the adaptation by acclaimed actor and director Steven Berkoff, and portrays the anguish of wrath, war and betrayal.

    Of all the dramatic literature, Greek tragedy emerges as the most blatantly theatrical. That was true in ancient Greece, and it is especially true of Steven Berkoff's adaptation of Aeschylus' Agamemnon. Aeschylus' 458 B.C. Orestia trilogy consists of the plays Agamemnon, The Choephoroe (aka "The Libation Bearers"), and The Eumenides.

    The trilogy begins with the story of Agamemnon, King of Argos, who has gone off to the Trojan War to rescue Helen from Paris, only to brutally massacre the citizens of Troy. Zeus then demands a sacrifice to atone for his actions. To satisfy the Gods, Agamemnon kills his daughter Iphegenia. The news of this act has driven Agamemnon's wife Clytemnestra into a vengeful rage, and with her love Aegisthus, she plans to avenge her daughter's death. This murder is also revenge for Aegisthus, whose father was fed the flesh of two of his children by his brother Atreus, Agamemnon's father. Agamemnon returns home with Cassandra, daughter of Priam, King of Troy, who is carrying his child. Clytemnestra kills both Agamemnon and Cassandra.

    Cast: Megah Laksana Ashari, Cara Edney, Deborah Emmanuel, Claudio Giradi, Raeza Ibrahim, Mhd Fazri Iman, Jared Kok, Audrey Lim, Victoria Lim, Adeline Pang, Nur Khairiyah Ramli,Kusumawati Supadi, Caitanya Tan, Ian Tan, Amanda Tee, Sophie Wee, Natalie Wong, Eunice Yee, Elena Yeo and Sophie Wee.

    Creative Team:
    Director: Michael Corbidge
    Composer: Loh Chiu Kuan
    Movement Coach/Choreographer: Melissa Chiew
    Costume Designer: Caitanya Tan
    Jewellery Designer/Chorus: Serene Tan
    Stage Manager: Melissa Chin
    Set Designer: Alex Brown
    Sound Designer: Joyce Gan
    Fight Co-ordinator/Guest Artist: Raeza Ibrahim

     

     

     

  • Baby Love (2007)

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    Baby Love (2007)

    A play about sibling rivalry

    Presented by SRT's The Little Company
    1 Aug - 7 Sept 2007
    DBS Arts Centre - Home of SRT

    This highly engaging play is presented in an intimate performance style with comedy and audience participation, and promises to strike a deep resonance with very young children and adults alike.

    Baby Love was originally produced by Quicksliver Theatre in 1996 and subsequently produced by SRT's The Little Company in 2002 (both directed by Guy Holland).

    A new baby arrives and turns life upside down for Harry. Transported from the sublime pleasure of being the constant centre of attention through the scary chaos of change, Harry discovers the pain and delight of becoming a big brother who eventually grows to love his new baby sister.

    Suitable for 2 to 6 year-olds.

    Cast: Cynthia Lee MacQuarrie and Shane Mardjuki.

    Creative Team:
    Playwright: Carey English
    Director: Tracie Pang
    Designer: Philip Engleheart
    Composers: Steve Byrne and Etuko Furukawa
    Lighting Designer: James Tan
    Stage Manager: Grace Low







  • I Think I Can

     

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    I Think I Can

    A play for 2-6 year olds

    Presented by SRT's The Little Company
    DBS Arts Centre - Home of SRT
    2 Feb - 3 Mar 2007

    It’s Becky Watkins’ turn to stand up in class tomorrow and deliver her big career day speech, but she is a bundle of nerves and hasn’t got a clue what to say.

    The problem is, Becky suffers from an acute case of the ‘I-don’t-knowseys’.

    Here to help Becky find her confidence is her house cat and imaginary personal advisor, Professor.

    This Professor holds a PhD in Child Psychology from Cambridge Catnip College and has a delightful knack for coaching ‘I-think-I-can-ism’ to the shy and the timid.

    Together with his sing-along assistants Bugsy and Schmuggles, Professor takes Becky on a magical series of exciting occupations and adventures.

    Cast: Cynthia Lee MacQuarrie, Andrew Lua, James Shubert, Celine Rosa Tan

    Creative Team:
    Director: Samantha Scott-Blackhall
    Lighting Designer: James Tan
    Sound Designer and Music Composer: Darren Ng
    Set & Costume Designer: Hella Chan
    Stage Manager: Evelyn Chia

     







  • Royal Shakespeare Company's King Lear & The Seagull

     

    Royal Shakespeare Company's King Lear & The Seagull

    Presented by Singapore Repertory Theatre in collaboration with
    Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay.
    Esplanade Theatre
    19 - 22 Jul 2007

    In a major coup, SRT, in collaboration with Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay, is bringing the Royal Shakespeare Company to Singapore as the premiere stop (and the only Asian destination) on their world tour of these landmark productions.

    Trevor Nunn directs the RSC Ensemble including Frances Barber, William Gaunt and Ian McKellen.

    First performed 400 years ago, the tragedy of King Lear remains one of the greatest plays in world drama, as Shakespeare investigates old age, mortality, family and man's need for religious belief and the capacity to endure.

    Anton Chekhov's masterpiece The Seagull threads comic and tragic situations in the lives of a famous actress, her son and their lovers. As the young strive for fulfilment, their older counterparts look back to youthful dreams that remain unrealised.


    Cast: Ben Addis, Frances Barber , Adam Booth, Zoe Boyle, Russell Byrne, Naomi Capron, Monica Dolan, Romola Garai, William Gaunt, Richard Goulding, Julian Harries, John Heffernan, Peter Hinton, Jonathan Hyde, Melanie Jessop, Gerald Kyd, Seymour Matthews, Sylvester McCoy, Ian McKellen, Ben Meyjes, David Weston, Guy Williams and Philip Winchester

    Musicians: Adam Cross, Steve Walton, John Gibson and Jeff Moore.

    Creative Team:
    Directed by: Trevor Nunn
    Designed by: Christopher Oram
    Music Composed by: Steven Edis
    Lighting Designed by: Neil Austin
    Sound Designed by: Fergus O'Hare
    Fights: Malcolm Ranson







  • Scrooge - The Musical

     

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    Scrooge - The Musical

    A fun-filled musical

    Presented by SRT's The Little Company
    DBS Arts Centre - Home of SRT
    7 Nov - 16 Dec 2007

    Scrooge - The Musical is a lively, fun-filled retelling of Charles Dickens' classic Christmas story, A Christmas Carol. Ebenezer Scrooge, a lonely, old miser, who hates Christmas, is visited by three friendly spirits on Christmas night. Each ghost takes Scrooge on a journey through his past, his present and his future. By the end of his fantastic journey, Scrooge realises that he cannot live life full of spite and loathing. He is transformed in a celebration of the human spirit into a generous, happy old man, much to the surprise of his old associates.

    Cast: Khairul Afwan, Fanny Kee, Andrew Mowatt, Celine Rosa Tan, Josephine Tan, Susan Tordoff, Lance See Kai Quan, Joyce Gan

    Creative Team:
    Director: Matt Grey
    Book and Lyrics: Michael Corbridge
    Production Designers: Alex Brown and Goh Suhan
    Lighting Design: Suven Chan
    Composer: Chris Nolan
    Choreographer: Jacqueline Peirera

     







  • The Pickle King

     

    The Pickle King

    Presented by Singapore Repertory Theatre and
    Indian Ink Theatre Company
    DBS Arts Centre - Home of SRT
    31 Jan - 16 Feb 2007


    In May 2006, thousands laughed and cried to the captivating humour of Krishnan's Dairy and The Candlestickmaker. Following its successful double bill, New Zealand's acclaimed indian ink theatre company returns to Singapore with The Pickle King, the third of its award-winning series of plays

    Once the finest hotel in town, the Empire has long faded in glory and now finds its present incarnation playing host to honeymooners and operated by a motley crew of madcap employees.

    Here in its midst, love begins to bud between two vulnerable but endearing people - Sasha Daniels, the hotel's stubborn receptionist, and the over-qualified night porter JoJo, a fully-trained heart surgeon who has recently uprooted from India and moved to New Zealand in search of greener pastures. The couple's burgeoning romance is threatened, however, by the ominous check--in of one pompous, sinister figure by the name of George Reaper, who calls himself The Pickle King.

    Absurd and uproarious, here is a highly imaginative and deceptively simple play about finding the courage to love. The Pickle King will tickle and enamour romantics with its tender and heart-warming story.

    Cast: Nick Blake, Ansuya Nathan, Jacob Rajan and Ben Wilcox.

    Creative Team:
    Written by: Jacob Rajan and Justin Lewis
    Directed and produced by: Justin Lewis
    Assistant Producer: Anders Falstie-Jensen
    Set & Costume Design: John Verryt
    Lighting Design: Jo Kilgour
    Dramaturge: Conrad Wedde
    Music Composer: Murray Edmond

    Half Masks: Justin Lewis
    Basle Masks: Kim Merr
    Stage Manager: Jo Kilgour







  • The Pillowman

     

    The Pillowman

    Presented by Singapore Repertory Theatre
    DBS Arts Centre - Home of SRT
    9 - 25 Nov 2007

    Olivier Award for 'Best New Play' (2004)
    Tony Award nominee for 'Best Play' (2005)

    "a spellbinding stunner of a play...which dazzles with a brightness now largely absent from Broadway." - New York Times

    First staged in London and New York three years ago, this critically acclaimed play makes an exciting debut in Singapore under the direction of Tracie Pang ('Best Director' nominee - Life! Theatre Awards 2007) and stars a compelling cast of actors - Michael Corbidge ('Best Actor' nominee - Life! Theatre Awards 2007), Adrian Pang ('Best Actor' - Life! Theatre Awards 2007) and Dan Jenkins ('Best Supporting Actor' - Life! Theatre Awards 2007).

    The Pillowman, written by celebrated Irish dramatist Martin McDonagh, marries comedy and psychological drama. Set in an unnamed totalitarian state, Katurian - a fiction writer of gruesome fairy tales - has been dragged in by the police for interrogation about crimes committed in his community. They bear an uncanny resemblance to his books. As the police inspectors perform their good cop/bad cop routines to get to the bottom of the case, the audience will be led into the darkly funny and brutal world of the writer's, and perhaps even their own imaginations.

    Cast: Michael Corbidge, Alecia Chua, Daniel Jenkins, Shane Mardjuki, Adrian Pang, Andy Tear and Susan Tordoff

    Creative Team:
    Written by: Martin McDonagh
    Directed by: Tracie Pang
    Production designers: wu + brown
    Sound designer: Darren Ng
    Multimedia designer: Alien, Flaky & Friends Animation Studios

     


  • The SRT Theatre Ball 2007 - The Surrealist Ball

    surrealistball300x40024 November 2007, The Fullerton Hotel

    The evening promises a night of surprise and fantasy set a in a phantasmagoric dreamscape of the bizarre and the mundane. Dine in a suspended cage. Drink at a bar that is not a bar. Dance the night away as time rushes backwards on the face of a melting watch. Abandon reason. Expect the Unexpected.

    As a fundraising gala event in aid of SRT, proceeds from this event will go a long way towards helping SRT fulfill its goal of helping shape Singapore into a vibrant, culturally-rich landscape, both now and for our children in the future. Equal emphasis and professionalism is placed on shows for adults and those for younger audiences. Your support by taking a table at this fundraising gala will greatly assist SRT in realising its goals and dreams.

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • 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
    13-18 Mar 2007

    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.

    Cast: Hossan Leong, Dixon Chong, Jennifer Ho and Rachel Soh

    Creative Team:
    Playwright and Director: Tracie Pang
    Production Director: Philip Engleheart
    Lighting Designer: Yo Shao Ann
    Sound Designer: Darren Ng
    Stage Manager: Grace Low




     

     

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