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Tartuffe: The Imposter

True to its mission of reimagining the world’s classics for today’s Singapore, Wild Rice proudly presents Tartuffe: The Imposter — a brand-new, darkly comic adaptation of iconic French playwright Molière’s satirical masterpiece. A wealthy family starts to unravel when the head of the household, Orgon, befriends Tartuffe — a charming, seductive con artist masquerading as …

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Ting Tong Bell with Peter Pan (Photo Credits – Albert Lim K.S.)
Albert Lim K.S.

Lightfay ofway ancyfay: “Peter Pan in Serangoon Gardens” by Wild Rice

By Naeem Kapadia  (1,062 words, 7-minute read) It’s quite impossible to bid the year goodbye without WILD RICE’s traditional holiday pantomime, a veritable institution on the Singapore theatre calendar. Over the past 15 years, the company has developed a niche in blending this uniquely British tradition with colourful local characters and themes, creating an occasion …

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Rueyloon from Wild Rice

Podcast 68: Critics Live! Wild Rice’s Merdeka

Theatre critics Corrie Tan, Nabilah Said, Carolyn Oei and Kathy Rowland discuss the recent production of WILD RICE’s Merdeka / 獨立 /சுதந்திரம், in a critics-led post-show conversation held in front of an audience on 19 October 2019 at WILD RICE’s Ngee Ann Kongsi Theatre. The Critics Live session is organised by ArtsEquator. The transcript below …

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Lessons in “Grandmother Tongue”

By Patricia Tobin (483 words, 4-minute read) “Have you eaten?” is the go-to greeting for Singaporean Chinese families. Typically asked in dialect (“Jiak ba buay?”), or sometimes Mandarin (“Chi bao ma?”), “Have you eaten?” is a sign of courtesy towards your parents or grandparents, a simple question that bolsters familial bonds. W!ld Rice’s Grandmother Tongue …

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W!ld Rice’s “Hotel” at Adelaide’s OzAsia Festival

In 2015 Singapore celebrated ‘SG50’, the city-state’s golden jubilee, marking 50 years of independence as a sovereign nation. Commissioned by the Singapore International Festival of Arts to respond to that year’s theme of ‘Post-Empires’, W!ld Rice created Hotel, a sprawling, four-and-a-half-hour-long play in two parts intended to subvert the nationalistic triumphalism of the jubilee’s official …

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Podcast 14: La Cage and Tropicana

Duration: 30 minutes Former Flying Inkpot reviewers Matthew Lyon and Naeem Kapadia get together to discuss Tropicana the Musical and Wild Rice’s La Cage – two glamorous, star-studded, cabaret-themed musicals that opened within a few days of each other within the past month. While one’s a localised version of a Tony Award-winning Broadway original, the other’s a Singapore original that …

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