The award-winning playwright Rajiv Joseph’s fiendishly dark comedy Guards at the Taj debuts in Singapore at KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT.
Set in 1648, this strikingly modern script is based on a myth about the Taj Mahal that “nothing so beautiful shall ever be built again”. Directed by Jo Kukathas, you can expect a thrilling exploration of power, friendship, duty and beauty as the play unravels around two ordinary men guarding the majestic monument. The two guards are played by actors, Ghafir Akbar (Shakespeare in the Park – Julius Caesar, Disgraced) and Jay Saighal (The Merchant of Venice, Royal Shakespeare Company)
The Second Breakfast Company presents their second production of the 2018 main season. ‘The Old Woman and the Ox’ (2017) is a play written by 20-year-old playwright, Isaiah Christopher Lee, which explores the entangled currents of fear, guilt, loss and love.
Set against the absurdist backdrop of a crumbling house, the play follows Aileen and the ghosts of her memories as she seeks for something she cannot find except within herself. Aileen has grown disenchanted and apathetic after the traumatic events of her past. But what happens when her past returns to haunt her and she is forced to face her biggest fear of all – the truth?
Inspired by his mother and grandmother, this tale blurs the lines of surrealism and reality to crystallise what it means to grapple with the abnormal mind. It delves into what it means to mother and be mothered, but more importantly the realities of our eternal search for answers.
Introducing the SOLO YOLO Ticket
The SOLO YOLO ticket allows single ticket buyers to be paired up with another single ticket holder. Here’s how it works, simply purchase your tickets on SISTIC, and indicate that you would like to go for the SOLO YOLO SPECIAL promotion under “Ticket Type”. Once you have confirmed your purchase, you will be introduced to a new friend before the show, and you will get to enjoy the best seats of the house, exclusive dining privileges, company merchandise, a free copy of the programme booklet and the unique experience of watching The Old Woman and the Ox with your new friend!
Bhumi Collective is back with a Singapore premiere of Charlie by Victoria Chen, after two successful runs at the Edinburgh Student Arts Festival and the On the Rock Festival 2017.
This 1-on-1 interactive piece gives the audience the responsibility of shaping a girl’s idea of the world through their words. In a world rife with all sorts of upheavals, twelve-year-old Charlie has spent virtually her entire life within the confines of a sterile room. She has been brought up to believe that there is danger beyond her room, and that the world has made a sacrifice for her to remain safe where she is.
The time has finally come for Charlie to meet the world and discover what really lies beyond the only four walls that she is familiar with. If your words were the only thing a little girl could hang on to in this maddening world, what would you say to her?
Singapore’s only IT exhibition that integrates the best and latest in today’s cutting-edge technology as part of our lifestyle celebrates 30 years! Over the past 3 decades, SITEX has consistently sets itself apart from other technology events through offering visitors an enriching and experiential journey, where participants truly experience technology integrated in every aspect of their lives.
We’re proud to hit the big Three-Oh and we’ve got some truly refreshing and ground-breaking new offerings for brands and partners this November! Join us as we bring to you 4 new EXPERIENTIAL zone(s) that will take your 5 senses onto an immersive and sensorial journey.
For more information, check out www.sitex.com.sg.
SITEX 2018 happens on 22-25 November 2018, 11am -9pm daily at Singapore EXPO Hall 5 and 6.
ASIA’S FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND STREET CULTURE CONVENTION
Created by Habitual, Culture Cartel comes at a time when Andy Warhol and KAWS have become household names, when a music playlist includes Beastie Boys and Post Malone, and when a sneaker collection includes everything from Air Jordans to Yeezys. From ART to TOYS to TATTOO to FASHION, we say, it’s time to come together to share, to collaborate, to create — Culture Cartel is set to unite the different sectors together in a convention that will showcase the best that street culture in Southeast Asia and the world has to offer.
An inaugural outdoor pop-up dining concept, The Great Clarke Quay FEASTival will showcase the impressive repertoire of cuisines available at Clarke Quay and welcomes visitors to explore the myriad flavours offered street-style on Read Bridge, in a convivial outdoor setting, under the stars, overlooking the Singapore River. Eat your way through Clarke Quay trying different cuisines by 15 restaurants this coming 5th to 9th December 2018, 6pm onwards.
This FEASTival brings together the very best of international cuisine in a street food format. Dine on the bridge and soak up the music and instagram-worthy entertainment brought to you by the various bands and DJs who would otherwise only perform at their respective venues
Singapore Dance Theatre (SDT) will be closing its 30th Anniversary celebrations with the famous, childhood fairy-tale, Sleeping Beauty. Marius Petipa created the classical ballet version of Sleeping Beauty with a commissioned score from Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky for the Imperial Ballet in Russia.
This holiday season, reminisce this fantasy that we all love, performed to live music by the Metropolitan Festival Orchestra. Sleeping Beauty will warm your heart with its charming sets and grand elegance. A favourite timeless classic for all ages, SDT’s production of Sleeping Beauty will be the highlight of your joyous December.
The tale begins as the court assembles for Princess Aurora’s christening. In their excitement, the royal family forgets to invite the wicked and powerful fairy, Carabosse. Furious at being overlooked, Carabosse turns up unannounced and places a curse on Aurora. She declares that Aurora shall die for her 16th birthday after pricking her finger. The Lilac Fairy, equal in power to Carabosse, intervenes. She gives her own blessing – the princess, instead of dying, will fall into a deep sleep for a hundred years. She will only be awoken by true love’s kiss.
For 16 years, Princess Aurora is kept safe, but tragedy strikes on her 16th birthday. She pricks her finger and falls into a deep sleep. The Lilac fairy casts a spell to ensure that the kingdom slumbers with her. A hundred years later, Prince Florimund is hunting in the woods. The Lilac Fairy appears and shows him a vision of Princess Aurora. He immediately falls in love with her and embarks on a quest to break the spell. The ballet ends in a grand finale celebrating the wedding of Princess Aurora and Prince Florimund.
Three years after the release of his critically-acclaimed debut ‘TIME/SPACE’, Charlie Lim marks his return with a brand-new album, titled ‘CHECK-HOOK’. Gathering prominent international festival slots and accolades along the way, including a successful showcase at Japan’s Summer Sonic Festival as well as a central role in writing and performing the theme song for Singapore’s National Day this year, Charlie has quickly grown into one of Southeast Asia’s most unique voices in modern pop music.
Premiering tracks from his new album as well as re-imagined favourites from his past discography, fans will get to experience a fully-fledged headline concert for the first time in 3 years. Together with his superband The Mothership, the show will also feature special guests Weish (.GIF), Yung Raja and Fariz Jabba, as well as backing vocals from Vanessa Fernandez (Vandetta, Octover) and Eugenia Yip (The Steve McQueens, Riot !n Magenta).
SHANGELA, will be making a special stop in Singapore with her brand new show ‘Shangela is Shook’. Shangela is best recognised as the only contestant to compete on three separate seasons of the Emmy-award winning reality series Rupaul’s Drag Race (seasons 2, 3 and All Stars 3).
As an actor, Shangela (aka D.J. Pierce) has guest starred on network television shows like “2 Broke Girls,” “Glee,” “Bones,” “The Mentalist,” “X-Files,” and more. She has appeared in films including “Hurricane Bianca” (2016), ”Kiss Me, Kill Me” (2015), “Hurricane Bianca 2” and “A Star Is Born” with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper.
He has written and released music (including the smash hit “Werqin Girl”), performed alongside Miley Cyrus on the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards. As Shangela, he has performed on six of the seven continents, and has sights set on Antarctica next.
Tickets: $68-$188 (SISTIC fee applies)
Bid goodbye to 2018 and ring in 2019 with a playful twist at Clarke Quay’s annual New Year’s Eve Countdown featuring a line-up of bands, DJs and MCs who will rave up the party atmosphere with music and entertainment at Clarke Quay’s Fountain Square. This year’s NYE’s block party theme PLAY will see specially constructed three-dimensional, solid-shaped play block structures designed to bring a fun and imaginative playground element to the party.
There’s never been a better time to unleash your inner child then this New Year’s eve. Vibrant coloured interlocking play blocks symbolizing the four main enclaves of Clarke Quay will be fabricated to create the main stage and various play areas. Expect to find a pedal-powered LED wall that will light up the harder you pedal; converting cycling power into beautiful illuminating patterns and lights.
Set your imagination free the minute you enter Clarke Quay where roaming, dancing, green “toy soldiers” and The Unicorn Parade (3m tall unicorn mascots) will interact with party-goers; providing many instagram-worthy photo moments to strike a pose and put on your best smile for the new year.