Fantastic Mr Fox

Fantastic Mr Fox is a classic tale of goodies and baddies. It is an inspiring story about the brave and clever Mr Fox who, with the help of his family and friends, outsmarts three farmers’ nasty schemes in order to provide food for the animal community.

The farmers Boggis, Bunce and Bean have been digging up the animals’ home, trying to get Mr Fox by any means possible. Trapped underground, Mr Fox and his family and friends are starving, leaving Mr Fox with no choice but to devise a plan to find food for everyone to survive.

Filled with humour and packed with action, this is a fantastic show to be enjoyed by children of all ages.

Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox
Adapted for the stage by David Wood
Songs composed by Dick Lee
Script translated by Huang Suhuai
Lyrics translated by Ng Meixin

Date: From 31 July 2019

Signed Performance:
Saturday, 10 August, 2pm

Relaxed Performance:
Saturday, 17 August, 11am

Audio Described Performance:
Sunday, 1 September, 2pm

Time: Weekdays: 10:00AM
Weekends & Public Holiday(s): 11:00AM & 2:00PM
Venue: KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT

PLAYtime! Us

Making friends, falling out, and making up again. Side by side, two by two, Giggle, joke, play, and chatter. But what happens when two becomes three? Can two best friends make room for another?

Peek into the lives of two best friends as their world is turned upside down when another friend wants to play too.

Through movement, music and fun, join Us as we explore loneliness, understanding, empathy and love. Discover the importance of friends and how simple acts of kindness can change the world.

A sensory-friendly performance provides a welcoming and relaxed environment for children, and is particularly suited for those on the autism spectrum or with sensory sensitivities. To find out what sensory-friendly performances are, visit www.esplanade.com/sensoryfriendly.

Date: 10 Aug - 25 Aug 2019

Specific Accessibility Show Date:
23 & 24 Aug 2019

Time: Various Timings
Duration:  40 Mins
Venue: Esplanade Theatre Studio

Emily of Emerald Hill

Ivan Heng is one of Singapore’s most acclaimed actors. Glen Goei is one of Singapore’s most celebrated directors. Together, they bring to life one of Singapore theatre’s most iconic characters: Emily Gan, an abandoned girl who overcomes all odds to emerge as the matriarch of a distinguished Peranakan household.

Evoking the golden age of Straits-Chinese culture from the 1930s, this new production promises to be the most immersive version of Stella Kon’s enduring classic yet. Step into our theatre and become one of Emily’s guests in her opulent, meticulously kept mansion...

In this decadent world, fulfilment for a woman can only be found in her roles as a daughter-in-law, wife, mother and home-maker. So what must she do to succeed? And at what cost? Is Emily a woman trapped by tradition, or a feminist ahead of her time?

In 2000, Ivan Heng founded WILD RICE with an electrifying production of this landmark play, in which he first made Emily Gan his own. We can think of nothing more appropriate to commemorate WILD RICE’s new home.

“A moving, funny and accomplished piece of theatre.” - The Age, Melbourne

“This was a funny, camp, and touching performance, quite deserving of its full house.” - South China Morning Post, Hong Kong

“When Glen Goei and Ivan Heng come together in the name of Art, any play can be expected to deliver wit and sensitivity.” - 8 DAYS, Singapore

Date: From 8 September 2019

Signed Performance
14 Sep, 7.30PM

Captioned Performance
21 Sep, 2.30PM

Audio Described Performance
22 Sep, 2.30PM

Time: 2.30PM & 7.30PM
Venue: The Ngee Ann Kongsi Theatre @ WILD RICE Funan

Nuwa Connect @ Enabling Festival 2019

This special Nuwa Connect is brought to you in partnership with the Enabling Festival 2019. The Role of Creatives in Dementia Care. We will hear from two creative enterprises; Mind Palace who are addressing the wellbeing of the patient and those in their circle of care, and from Our Better World who aim to inform and build empathy, preparing all of us to better manage dementia. 

Mind Palace; We all know about VR and AR. But have you thought of using it to help people, like dementia patients in nursing homes? 

Find out more from Eugene Soh, a tech artist. He is the founder of Dude Studios (dude.sg), a creative tech studio focusing on Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality, and Mind Palace (mindpalacevr.org), a social enterprise that uses VR to help dementia patients and nursing home residents revisit fond places and explore the world from the comfort and safety of their chairs, keeping their minds active and slowing the effects of dementia. 

Our Better World, the digital storytelling initiative of the Singapore International Foundation, is an online media for good platform that helps raise awareness for different social and environmental causes in Asia. 

Rebecca Lim, Head of Our Better World will share how digital media, film and storytelling have enabled them to build empathy and understanding. Rebecca will share what they have learnt about the possibilities and challenges of digital storytelling, their work around dementia, and future plans. 

Date: 6 September 2019
Time: 4PM
Duration: 90 minutes
Venue: National Design Centre