Calendar

Jun
22
Sat
M1 Patch! A Theatre Festival of Artful Play @ The Theatre Practice
Jun 22 @ 11:00 am – Sep 1 @ 12:00 pm
M1 Patch! A Theatre Festival of Artful Play @ The Theatre Practice

M1 Patch! A Theatre Festival of Artful Play returns this year with a new season of over 15
fun and playful programmes! Organised by bilingual theatre company The Theatre Practice
(Practice), the festival will be held at the home of Practice on Waterloo Street from 22 June
to 1 September 2019.

“Play” has been an intrinsic part of Practice’s philosophy, motivation behind its art-making
impulses and the engine behind its artistic growth. With M1 Patch!, Practice continues to
embody the irrepressible spirit and fearless experimentation of play, creating a festival to
inspire audiences and artists to trust their instincts and rediscover the spirit of artful play.

This year’s M1 Patch! continues to be a festival of possibilities featuring a diverse line-up of
programmes centred around thoughtful play and invites everyone to come and play,
regardless of age, language, forms or genres.

Visit www.practice.org.sg/m1patch for the full line-up of festival programmes.

Gain access to the festival’s ticketed events and enjoy greatest savings with the M1 Patch!
Festival Pass – available at $143 (U.P. $177) – till 31 May or while stocks last.

Aug
22
Thu
SRT’s The Young Company: George Orwell’s 1984 @ KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT
Aug 22 @ 8:00 pm – Aug 24 @ 10:00 pm
SRT's The Young Company: George Orwell's 1984 @ KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT

The talented cohort from Singapore Repertory Theatre’s The Young Company 2019 will take on the incredible story of 1984 as their graduation show performance.

Based on the iconic novel by George Orwell, 1984 brings us the story of Winston Smith, a cog in the giant machine state of Oceania. Physically and mentally under the omnipresent eye of Big Brother, Winston has been caught struggling for scraps of love and freedom in a world awash with distrust and violence. With the brutal “help” of four Party Members, Winston is forced to confess his Thoughtcrimes before an unseen inquisitor, and the audience — which acts as a silent witness to his torture.

A ferocious and provocative adaptation of one of the most prescient works of literature of the last century.

Aug
29
Thu
Checkpoint Theatre: EAT DUCK @ SOTA Studio Theatre
Aug 29 @ 8:00 pm – Sep 8 @ 10:00 pm
Checkpoint Theatre: EAT DUCK @ SOTA Studio Theatre
Checkpoint Theatre (Singapore) is proud to present Eat Duck, a new debut play by Zenda Tan which will be directed by Claire Wong.
In Eat Duck, an extended family holds a seven-day Taoist wake for Grandma. They navigate unfamiliar rites and funeral rituals, offering food and joss paper as the currency of their love. Eat Duck reflects the fading away of traditions, and the struggles many Singaporean families may face in understanding, believing or conducting religious rites and rituals for a loved one’s funeral. The play looks at how we grieve, how we pay our final respects, and how well we are able to heal and to move on.

An ensemble of 11 actors portray the complex but utterly familiar dynamics of this family — Karen Tan, Hang Qian Chou, Jean Ng, Julius Foo, Pavan J Singh, Wiggie, Myle Yan Tay, Victoria Chen, Chaney Chia, Adam Michael Scott Wee An, and Shann Sim – leaving us with an insight the nature of love and loss, helping us all to answer what it truly means to be kin.
Sep
1
Sun
SNOW PATROL – Live in Singapore @ University Cultural Centre (UCC) Hall, NUS
Sep 1 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
SNOW PATROL - Live in Singapore @ University Cultural Centre (UCC) Hall, NUS

With the influence the band has left in its supporters after their hiatus, from the all-time favorite and popular song ‘Chasing Cars’ to numerous chart-topping records, award-winning Northern Irish rock band, Snow Patrol now comes back to break some new ground with an intimate acoustic show in the Lion City!

The band has already embarked on their tour in support of their latest album ‘Wildness’, and has been hitting up all the major American cities throughout the trek. ‘Wildness’ is about “our communion with nature and each other” and “the loss of it.” One of their tracks, “Don’t Give In,” currently climbing the Triple A charts, leans more toward Sheeran-esque acoustic simplicity.

…A fantastically ambitious collection of songs, one more direct and intimate than many previous Snow Patrol offerings… it’s so intimate and needy that you’ll want to wrap it in a blanket and put it beside a fire. Wildness signals a triumphant Snow Patrol return.’ – Gulf News Music

Tickets go on sale on Tuesday, 14 May 2019, Tuesday, at 10am via SISTIC Singapore.

Sep
5
Thu
a line could be crossed and you would slowly cease to be | presented by Intercultural Theatre Institute @ Drama Centre, Black Box (Level 5)
Sep 5 @ 8:00 pm – Sep 7 @ 10:00 pm
a line could be crossed and you would slowly cease to be | presented by Intercultural Theatre Institute @ Drama Centre, Black Box (Level 5)

Intercultural Theatre Institute (ITI) presents the world premiere of a line could be crossed and you would slowly cease to be by Australian playwright Andrew Sutherland.

a line could be crossed and you would slowly cease to be is a moving exploration of human relationships with other humans, animals and nature, against the backdrop of climate change.

Playwright Sutherland says of creating this play, “This is a work that, for me, attempts to untangle difficult concepts of futurity and futurelessness against the imminent existential threat of climate futures. From the natural to the interpersonal, the play contends with the deep exhaustions and ambivalences of witness and memory. Without memory, we are unable to project ourselves into a future — but I believe, just as firmly, that hope and activism are predicated upon doubt, endless motion, and the inadequacy of ever reaching our goals.

The play attempts to treat the concept of hope not as a stable future or as a passive act, but as Rebecca Solnit writes, “an axe used to break the door down”.”

ITI’s graduating cohort performs three publicly presented plays as part of their curriculum. a line could be crossed and you would slowly cease to be is their second graduation show for 2019. This year’s graduating cohort will be directed by Singaporean director Koh Wan Ching.

Sep
10
Tue
SRT Presents Caught @ Miaja Gallery
Sep 10 @ 7:15 pm
SRT Presents Caught @ Miaja Gallery

The event starts from 10 September 2019.

You arrive at an art gallery. You get a drink.
Soon you’re chatting with new friends.
You take in a specially curated exhibition.
And then, you meet the fugitive, Lin Bo:
a Chinese dissident who survived two years in a detention center.
His crime? A work of art.
You are now Lin’s captive audience member;
the only way his story can live on.
But, every story has two sides; and,
when the stakes are survival,
who’s to judge what’s fact and what’s fiction?

Your evening is just beginning.

Welcome to CAUGHT, SRT’s ground-breaking socially-immersive experience, where the play is the party, and the party is the play.

Anointed by The New Yorker as our generation’s most subversive performance artist, Lin Bo became an international media sensation after his escape from captivity. In honour of his release, SRT commissioned Drama Desk award-winning director Ed Sylvanus Iskandar to create an immersive evening, featuring an exclusively curated art exhibition. Now a fugitive, Lin will travel to Singapore to give a mystery performance, using text created by OBIE award-winner Christopher Chen, which he describes as: “The idea itself is the art.”

IMPORTANT NOTICE

  • Gallery opens 15 mins before event start time.
  • Enjoy complimentary guided tours and purchase food and drinks upon gallery opening.
  • Please wear comfortable shoes and note that there is limited parking at the venue.
Sep
14
Sat
FEEDER – Live In Singapore 2019 @ The Pavilion @ Far East Square
Sep 14 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
FEEDER - Live In Singapore 2019 @ The Pavilion @ Far East Square

Distinguished and seasoned Welsh Rock band, FEEDER, will bring their sensational performance to Singapore!

With their whopping success over the years, Feeder is more than ready to come full circle and rock Singapore with their newest album – Tallulah – an evidence of their revitalised energy with its snappy, expertly produced, and utterly organic songs.

Formed in 1994, Feeder has released numerous studio albums, compilations, and singles to date. In the midst of a resurgence, having scored consecutive Top 10 albums with 2016’s ‘All Bright Electric’ and the 2017 ‘Best Of Feeder’, their renewed power continues with ‘Tallulah’ – which is perhaps the band’s most creative yet also concise record, an album that takes real chances while remaining committed to their punk-edged melodies and crisp song construction.

Sep
15
Sun
Dick Lee’s The Mad Chinaman to celebrate 30th Anniversary with one-night only concert @ Esplanade Concert Hall
Sep 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Dick Lee's The Mad Chinaman to celebrate 30th Anniversary with one-night only concert @ Esplanade Concert Hall

Dick Lee Asia proudly presents The Mad Chinaman 30th Anniversary concert, featuring Dick Lee, the Braddell Heights Symphony Orchestra and choir group The Joy Chorale. This concert will be held for one night only on 15th September 2019 at 7.30pm at the Esplanade Concert Hall.

Under the baton of Music Director Adrian Tan, this special pop-classical crossover celebrates the 1989 release of Dick’s seminal work, The Mad Chinaman – an album that has often been regarded as a musical portrait of Dick, in his quest to discover his own cultural identity and what it means to be Singaporean. Thirty years on, this journey of exploration remains as relevant and impactful as it did then.

Joined by special guests, Jacintha Abisheganaden and Denise Tan – and gloriously accompanied by a the Braddell Heights Symphony Orchestra and choir group The Joy Chorale – Dick takes fans on a musical journey down memory lane, and promises a uniquely Singaporean treat for all!

Sep
16
Mon
The 1975 – Live in Singapore @ The Star Theatre, The Star Performing Arts Centre
Sep 16 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The 1975 - Live in Singapore @ The Star Theatre, The Star Performing Arts Centre

English pop rock band The 1975 is making their long-awaited return to Singapore this year on September 16th at The Star Theatre, The Star Performing Arts Centre. Singapore is the last stop on the Asian leg of their world tour based on their most recently released album ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships‘. The last time they performed here was at the 2016 Laneway Festival, so fans have been patiently awaiting their return.

Consisting of Matty Healy, Adam Hann, Ross MacDonald, and George Daniel, the quartet were formed in high school. Although they originally started playing small gigs, they have since moved on to bigger things. Since their hit singles ‘Sex‘, ‘Chocolate‘, and ‘Robbers‘ were released on their self-titled debut album, they have achieved massive success domestically and internationally. Their second and third album, ‘I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it‘ and ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships‘ respectively, were also met with critical acclaim. At their upcoming concerts, The 1975 are likely to tease songs from their fourth studio album ‘Notes on a Conditional Form‘, which is due for release in May this year.

Don’t miss out on seeing The 1975 – Live in Singapore this September at The Star Theatre, The Star Performing Arts Centre.

Sep
18
Wed
An Evening with DEVIN TOWNSEND – Live In Singapore 2019 @ Gateway Theatre, Black Box
Sep 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
An Evening with DEVIN TOWNSEND - Live In  Singapore 2019 @ Gateway Theatre, Black Box

The ‘An Evening With Devin Townsend’ shows feature a selection of Townsend’s tracks from throughout his career, along with Q&A sessions where fans will be able to ask the Canadian musician questions about his career and new album ’Empath’.

Devin Garrett Townsend was the founder and member of metal band Strapping Young Lad from 1994 to 2007. He’s got extensive credits as a solo artist and has recently released a new album, Empath, at the end of March 2019.

Townsend’s solo albums, a mix of hard rock, progressive metal, ambient, and new-age, have featured a varying lineup of supporting musicians. His trademark production style features a heavily multitracked wall of sound, and his vocal delivery ranges from screaming to an opera-esque singing. His musical style is rooted in metal, and his albums are written to express different aspects of his personality.

“The time has come however for me to take the next step in my career, and when asked about how I would like to do so, I decided the first thing I would do was a very intimate run of shows that allows me to play my music stripped back to just me and a guitar”, he added.