A not-so idyllic dream of Farce and Fanfare – Review of the SRT’s “Twelfth Night”

Title of Production: Shakespeare in the Park, Twelfth Night Theatre Company: The Singapore Repertory Theatre Date of performance: 11 May 2012 Performance Venue: Fort Canning Park You have to be partial to the slapstick to sit through Shakespeare’s comedies. You have to be even more partial to affected pretention to sit through this production. A […]

Review of W!ld Rice’s “Romeo and Juliet” by Ceadsearc

In this review, I invite special guest writer Ceadsearc to provide his thoughts on W!ld RIce’s Romeo and Juliet. He gives such a glowing review of it that I have to kick myself for missing this remake.  Title of Production: Romeo and Juliet Theatre Company: W!ld Rice Date of performance: 28 April 2012 Performance Venue: Drama […]

Review of Blank Space Theatre’s play, “Freud’s Last Session”

Title of Production: Freud’s Last Session (Part of Esplanade’s The Studios series) Theatre Company: Blank Space Theatre Date of performance: 14 April 2012 Performance Venue: Esplanade Theatre Studio The premise of the play was philosophically tantalizing. On a morning in September 1939, against the backdrop of England entering World War II, Sigmund Freud, atheist and psychoanalyst, […]

Pangdemonium!’s “Dealer’s Choice” review

Title of Production: Dealer’s Choice Theatre Company: Pangdemonium! Date of performance: 15 October 2011 Performance Venue: Drama Centre Theatre, National Library What do you get when you put together an award-winning West End play, 6 dysfunctional male characters, an obsession with Poker, and no attempt to put any of the above into local context? A […]

“Crazy Christmas” review – more naughty, but still downright entertaining.

When I flipped to the middle of the programme, I knew that Dream Academy’s Crazy Christmas – A Little Bit of Naughty and A Whole Lot of Nice was not for kids. It came with a complimentary condom from sponsor Okamoto, in line with its publicity for World Aids Day. With that, the R(18) music mayhem of […]

Guilty as Charged

I caught Chong Tze Chien’s play, Charged, at the National Library Building Drama Centre Black Box theatre today, and was absolutely blown away by the quality of the local production. Maybe I have preconceived notions about local productions, and hence, I, too, am guilty as charged. The production was all about the thorny issues of race, prejudice, […]