Giving Tuesdays

Playeum, Children's Centre for Creativity is excited to introduce Giving Tuesdays. This unique initiative aims to support the role of play in the lives of children with special needs/disabilities. The programme will take place every Tuesday* afternoon between 1:30pm to 5:30pm at Playeum. Admission is FREE for all children recognized special needs & their siblings. Peers without special needs are welcome too, but will be charged admission fees.

Giving Tuesdays:

The programme encourages children with special needs to explore their world through play, express themselves and engage with peers. Play is important in the holistic development of children. Open-ended play gives voice to the child and allows for the development of 21st century skills, and encourages creativity, problem-solving, communication, collaboration and critical thinking. The programme is led by Dr. Esther Joosa, Playeum's Director of Pedagogy, who will provide guidance and expertise advice to parents and teachers.

Date: Tuesdays

Accessibility Show Date:
21 Jan, 28 Jan, 4 Feb, 11 Feb, 18 Feb, 25 Feb, 3 Mar 2020

Time: 1.30pm - 5.30pm
Duration: 4 Hours (flexible artful play exhibition)

The Importance of Being Earnest

Two romeos bend the truth to spice up their love lives. Jack has invented a brother, Ernest, whom he uses to escape his dull country life and to woo the ravishing Gwendolyn. His best friend, Algernon, also decides to take the name ‘Ernest’ to cosy up to Jack’s beautiful ward, Cecily, in the country. But things spin hilariously out of control when their deceptions are discovered, threatening to spoil their romantic pursuits.

Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest is one of the world’s most popular comedies, boasting some of the funniest lines in the English language. In WILD RICE’s award-winning production, celebrated theatre and film director Glen Goei puts a joyous spin on this comic masterpiece by casting an all-male ensemble – revealing fresh insights into this classic tale about courtship, hidden identities and the foibles of high society.

With a sensational international cast, dressed to the nines by renowned fashion doyen Frederick Lee and accompanied live by The Concordia Quartet, The Importance of Being Earnest promises to lift your spirits with an evening of sparkling wit, laughter and love.

Date: From 7 Feb 2020

Captioned and Audio-Described Performance
23 Feb 2020, Sun 2.30pm

Time: 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (with a 20-minute interval)
Venue: WILD RICE @ FUNAN

Fly High

Poppy and Mo both dream of flying. When they meet each other in the park they soon become friends and decide to embark on a crazy ambition of building their very own flying machine. Physical theatre, comedy, original songs, and puppetry create a whirlwind tour through the basics of aerodynamics and friendship.

Writer Rachel Barnett-Jones, director Jemma Gross and composer Arran Glass have created a new show integrating aspects of STEM to create a dynamic, funny and lyrical performance.

Date: 19 Feb - 28 Mar 2020

Relaxed Performance
Saturday, 21 March 2020, 2PM

Sign Language Interpretation
Saturday, 28 March 2020, 2 PM

Audio Description
Saturday, 4 April 2020, 1PM (Inclusive of Touch Tour)

Time: Weekdays: 10am
Weekends & Public Holidays: 11am & 2pm
Duration: 50 Mins
Venue: KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT

Sensory Story Time

Join us for a special story time tailored to engage the different senses. This programme is designed for children with special needs. Families with typically developing children aged 4 to 6 years old are also welcome. Each registration is a parent-child pair.

To view or download the Social Story, please visit: https://www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary/SocialStory_WRL_29_Feb_2020.pdf

Date: 29 Feb 2020
Time: 3pm - 3.30pm
Duration: 30 Minutes
Ticketing Info:  Session is free of charge
Venue: Woodlands Regional Library, Everest Room (at level 4)

The Lifespan of a Fact

Jim Fingal is a fresh-out-of-Harvard fact-checker for a prominent but sinking New York magazine. John D’Agata is a talented writer with a transcendent essay about the suicide of a teenage boy—an essay that could save the magazine from collapse. When Jim is assigned to fact check D’Agata’s essay, the two come head to head in a comedic yet gripping battle over facts versus truth.

Featuring Ghafir Akbar (Shakespeare in the Park – Julius Caesar and Guards at the Taj), Janice Koh (Hand to God) and Jamil Schulze. Directed by Daniel Slater (Shakespeare in the Park – Romeo & Juliet).

Date:

25 Feb - 14 Mar 2020

Audio Description
Saturday, 7 March 2020, 7PM (inclusive of Touch Tour)

Sign Language Interpretation
Saturday, 14 March 2020, 8PM

Time: Mon - Fri: 8pm
Sat: 4pm, 8pm
Duration: 85 Mins (No Intermission)
Venue: KC Arts Centre - Home of SRT

Quiet Hour

Woodlands Regional Library will be opening at 9am exclusively for people with special needs. Do come and enjoy a very quiet library experience with us on the 4th Tuesday of each month, 9:00am-10:00am. Registration is required and admission will be at 9:00am-9:15am.

To view or download the Social Story, please visit: https://www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary/SocialStory_WRL_v2.pdf

Please note that registration for the next month will open at the end of the current month.

Sweeney Todd will be staged in Singapore for the very first time this November. Don’t miss this masterpiece that is sure to both thrill and delight audiences.

Date: 28 Jan - 22 Dec 2020
Time: 9am - 10am
Duration: 1 Hour
Ticketing Info: Session is free of charge
Venue: Woodlands Regional Library

War Horse

SINGAPORE PREMIERE OF THE NATIONAL THEATRE OF GREAT BRITAIN’S INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED PRODUCTION
Based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, the National Theatre of Great Britain’s Tony Award-winning production of War Horse is coming to Singapore.

Hailed by Time Magazine as “a landmark theatre event”, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs, is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing life-sized puppets created by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage.

At the outbreak of World War One, Joey, young Albert’s beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped from England to France. He is soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary journey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man’s land. But Albert, who remained on his parents’ Devon farm, cannot forget Joey. Though still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to find Joey and bring him home.

Date: 24 Apr - 10 May 2020

Relaxed Performance
Sat, 2 May, 2pm

Sign Language Interpretation 
Wed, 6 May, 8pm

Audio Description
Thu, 7 May, 8pm

Time: Tue-Fri: 8pm
Sat: 3pm, 8pm
Sun: 2pm, 7pm
Duration: 2 Hours 40 Minutes (inclusive of 20 interval)
Venue: Esplanade Theatre