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World Theatre Day: Tribute to Singapore shows affected by COVID-19

By ArtsEquator

From 26 March 2020, 2359 hrs, all theatres in Singapore will go dark in response to COVID-19 measures. We pay tribute to the shows that have been cancelled or postponed in Singapore, through photos – looking at the work that has gone on for the past few months (for some, years), from photo shoots to behind-the-scenes prep and meetings, table reads, rehearsals and previews.


The Nuclear Family, Checkpoint Theatre [12-22 March]

The Heart Comes to Mind, Checkpoint Theatre  [23-26 April]

To give to Checkpoint Theatre, click here. Info


Berak, Teater Ekamatra [25-28 March]

Punggah, Teater Ekamatra [16-19 April]

To give to Teater Ekamatra, click here. More info.


Dragon Ladies Don’t Weep, Margaret Leng Tan, An Esplanade Commission with Asia TOPA [25-29 March]


Lost Cinema 20/20, Brian Gothong Tan, An Esplanade Commission  [2-5 April]

To give to the Esplanade, click here.


Four Horse Road 2020, The Theatre Practice  [25 March – 19 April]

To give to The Theatre Practice, click here.


Tepok Amai-Amai Belalang Kupu-Kupu, Teater Kami [26-28 March]

To give to Teater Kami, e-mail More info.


Grandmother Tongue, WILD RICE  [2-19 April]

To give to WILD RICE, click here.


War Horse, a joint presentation by Singapore Repertory Theatre and Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay  [24 April – 10 May]

To give to Singapore Repertory Theatre, click here.

To give to the Esplanade, click here.


Citizen X, The Finger Players [26-29 March]

OIWA – The Ghost of Yotsuya, The Finger Players [28-30 May]

To give to The Finger Players, click here.


The Year of No Return, The Necessary Stage [21-23 May]

To give to The Necessary Stage, click here.


A Dream Under The Southern Bough: Existence, Toy Factory [22-24 May]

To give to Toy Factory, click here.


Three Sisters, Nine Years Theatre & SITI Company [29-31 May]

To give to Nine Years Theatre, click here.


The Glass Menagerie, Pangdemonium [19 June – 5 July]

To give to Pangdemonium, click here.


The Lesson: A Workshop, Drama Box [20 March 2020]

To give to Drama Box, click here.


Points of View 2020: Critical Frames for Performance Engagement, Centre 42 & Asian Dramaturgs Network  [26-31 May]

To give to Centre 42, click here.


The Mighty Mousedeer of the Forest, Maya Dance Theatre [29 March]

To give to Maya Dance Theatre, click here.


RawGround:Reference, RAW Moves [11 April]

To give to RAW Moves, click here.

SIDES, Frontier Danceland [8-9 May]

To give to Frontier Danceland, click here.



Credit: The Finger Players

Compiled by Nabilah Said with thanks to the companies and artists featured. Photos are courtesy of the artists except for War Horse (credit to Brinkhoff&Mogenburg). Check out for a list of other arts groups and initiatives you can support.

About the author(s)

Nabilah Said is an award-winning playwright, editor and cultural commentator. She is also an artist who works with text across various artforms and formats. Her plays have been staged in Singapore and London, including ANGKAT, which won Best Original Script at the 2020 Life Theatre Awards. Nabilah is the former editor of ArtsEquator.

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