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Nov
23
Mon
Toy Factory’s “Still Sailing” @ Online
Nov 23 @ 12:00 pm – Dec 6 @ 11:45 pm
Toy Factory's "Still Sailing" @ Online

Toy Factory Productions Ltd is launching its first-ever digital theatre presentation, Still Sailing. Zooming into the current global crisis on unsettling seas, Still Sailing broadly sheds light on the inner psyches of Singaporeans who face the turmoil of grappling addictions, toxic relationships, and desperate manipulations. The play showcases very real inner-thoughts of an addict, whilst balancing it with tongue-in-cheek dialogues between the unlikely pairing of two twenty-somethings on a voyage.

Synopsis: A gambler, Joshua secretly drifts into the horizon, to a place far away from the shores of his debts and worries… Only to crash into the waves of a global pandemic and harsh reality.

Forced into his cabin for a 14 days quarantine – he was miserably cut off from the buzz of casino slot machines. He desperately shuffles through the cards life has dealt him, and realises that there is absolutely no way he could earn the huge sum of money he came here to win.

His getaway voyage de la vie sinks deeper into brooding reality… A dockless cruise stranded in the middle of nowhere – miles away from home, the only thing that is familiar left, is himself… until he met her – the curious brash girl next door who somehow in all the uncertain conundrum – is Still Sailing.

Still Sailing features just two actors; Marc Valentine as the snobbish well-to-do compulsive gambler Joshua, whilst actress Tan Rui Shan plays Cindy, a scheming lady who has more up her sleeves than just a deck of cards.

Available on Demand from :
23rd November 2020, 12.00 PM to 6th December 2020, 11.59PM
Rental period: 48 hours
*The rental will only be available on the 23rd of November 2020, 12 PM.

Mar
12
Fri
[POSTPONED] First Fleet (March 2021) @ Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre
Mar 12 @ 8:00 pm – Mar 21 @ 3:00 pm
[POSTPONED] First Fleet (March 2021) @ Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre
[POSTPONED to March 2021]
First Fleet is an original play by Nelson Chia, inspired by Thomas Keneally’s novel The Playmaker and other materials on the convict transportation to Australia.
Nine Years Theatre and Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre jointly present to you First Fleet. The audience will be seated on the stage of the Cultural Centre’s auditorium, as they set sail with the players to explore the relationships between theatre and humanity.

The year is 1787. The First Fleet of the British Empire sets sail for Australia with a group of convicts aboard, to establish a penal colony. Along the way, the Governor instructs one of his lieutenants to rehearse a play with the convicts, with the hope of using the power of theatre to rehabilitate them. But who has ever heard of an officer putting up a play with his convicts? Certainly not the other officers, priest, judge, doctor or the convicts, who all have reservations about such a ridiculous proposition. Will they eventually be able to stage the play successfully? For these officers and convicts, is the foreign land that they are attempting to build a penal colony in, a brave new world or simply a nightmare from hell?