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Weekly Picks: Singapore (2 – 8 April 2018)

Weekly Picks: Singapore (2 – 8 April 2018)

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In The Silence of Your Heart by Kaylene Tan, Esplanade Theatre Studio, 5 – 8 April

In the Silence of Your Heart is an invitation to enter the world of a charming politician and inveterate drinker. Thian has been paralysed for 13 years. He’s been still and silent all this time, but his mind has not stopped dancing. He gets by with the two things he does have: his memory and his imagination. Today, his world is trembling. It is the birth day of his dead daughter and there is a hole in his foot. Meditative and operatic, In the Silence of Your Heart is an in-ear audio experience for the theatre. Performed by Jalyn Han and Tan Hui Er, with the voice of Lim Kay Tong as ‘Man’.

Learn more at The Esplanade.

 

Hana by NUS Theatre Studies 2018, University Cultural Centre, 3 – 4 April

Catch the graduation production by the students of NUS Theatre Studies under the direction of Ang Gey Pin. It is an original devised work of meta-theatre exploring questions of what art and theatre are, while revolving around a group of actors finding letters from their predecessors and deciding on their future aspirations.

More information and ticketing details here.

Lanang by Hatch Theatrics, Malay Heritage Centre, 5 – 7 April

Written by Hafidz Rahman and directed by Faizal Abdullah, this new play from Hatch Theatrics is performed in English, Malay and Javanese with English surtitles. It revolves around a family dealing with death, divorce, loss and grief, and the ties that bind and pull families apart. It starts Dalifah Shahril , Nurijah Sahat & Zam. Find out more at Hatch Theatrics.

Archaeological Activities at SAM | Excavations Theatrical Tours, Singapore Art Museum, 6 – 15 April

The variegated 160-year-old history of the Singapore Art Museum building comes to life in this immersive theatrical tour that takes audiences into the parts of the building that are restricted from the public. A troupe of fictional characters from the history of the National Monument guide audiences in this unique journey that we’re excited to discover, before the building is slated for revamp and re-opened in 3 years’ time. Features the work of playwright Chong Tze Chien and director Koh Hui Ling. Held in conjunction with Singapore Heritage Festival. More information and ticketing details here.

Nam Hwa Blazes 《万紫千红》, Nam Hwa Opera, Aliwal Arts Centre Multi-Purpose Hall, 8 April, 3-5pm

Uninitiated into the world of Teochew opera? This free outreach performance is just for you. With English and Chinese surtitles, it’s a great opportunity for anyone of any background to enjoy and learn more about opera.

Information on ticket reservation and other details may be found on the Facebook event page.

 

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