Monday, 29 July 2013

In the Curve of the Wanton Sea

This production was a collaborative effort by a group of artists called Seven-Headed Dragon.  It is a story about 2 men sailing in the ocean and they rescued an unconscious man from the sea.  From that moment on, they were confronted with events related to their past, and maybe the future.

Saturday, 27 July 2013

The Three Little Pigs, SRT's The Little Company

This production marks Singapore Repertory Theatre's first foray into Chinese language theatre.  This children's production was written by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe and adapted into Mandarin by Danny Yeo and Xiaohan.

As in other SRT productions, this production is slick.  The cast delivers, in particular George Chan in the role of Big Bad Wolf. Overall, a more enjoyable performance than SRT;s previous English staging of Goldilocks and the 3 Bears.

Thursday, 25 July 2013

The Mystery of Picasso's Creative Process: The Art of Printmaking

There aren't any masterpieces around, but this is a good opportunity to look at the print works of Picasso.  What is interesting is we were shown the work-in-progress of the print works, and how Picasso transform a realistic painting of a bull to its abstract form (see picture on the left).

There are not many art works (Women, Two Nude Women, Woman with a Hat), but definitely worth a visit to this exhibition. (ends 24 Aug 2013).

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

The Phantom (of the Opera) resides in Mastercard Theatres, Singapore

It has been more than 20 years since I last saw Phantom of the Opera in London.  I did not enjoy that performance much, probably I was seated in circle 2 and maybe the energy of the actors on that matinee performance was not high.

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Machine by Orangedot Productions

Machine, written by Tan Tarn How, was restaged by Orangedot Productions at the Esplanade Theatre Studio.  Jeremiah Choy, director of the original 2002 version, returned to direct a totally new cast.

This play is about 2 electric appliance repairmen Rex and Heng who turned up at the home of Lina and Kim and trying to fix their washing machine.  Of course, more things were fixed.....