EveryBody Dance Now (Accessible Sessions)

An extension of the moonlit workshops of EveryBody Dance Now, this indoor session at Esplanade Concourse invites everyone and every body to take part and experience dance.

Celebrate with Spanish Dance Singapore and their passionate Flamenco moves. Vibe along with the dancers from Down Syndrome Association, accompanied by their instructor from Danz People, who will show you their moves to their favourite K-pop song. Allow yourself to be creative in the way you move your body and see how dance can be a tool for empowerment and self-expression. A dance floor for all, to experience the joy of movement at EveryBody Dance Now.

5.30pm:  Flamenco by Spanish Dance Singapore

6.30pm:  K-pop by Danz People and Down Syndrome Association

Date: 16 Apr 2023
Time: 5.30PM and 6.30PM
Duration: 30 Minutes
Specific Accessibility Show Date All shows are accessibility friendly

The Monster in the Mirror

Don’t let them see who you really are.
A funny yet moving original pop musical, The Monster in the Mirror follows the journey of Jane, an average school girl navigating the stressful world of teenage politics and social media drama. She is bullied in school, scolded at home, and tormented by the self-critical voice in her head. That is, until she receives a magic mirror from a flamboyant Fairy God Delivery Beng. She peers into this mirror and finds herself face to face with someone who has been living in her head all her life—a monster. Things quickly unravel as the monster begins to overpower Jane and turn her world upside down. Will the monster take over? Or will she learn to forgive and love herself?

Date: 12-27 May 2023
Time: 2.30PM and 7.30PM
Duration: 100 Minutes
Specific Accessibility Show Date 20 May, 2.30PM

TRIP 2023: I am just trying to say something true

After smashing her work computer in the office pantry in an uncharacteristic fit of rage, Risa is now sat in a room with Dr Robert, her newly acquired therapist. She cannot go back to how she was living before. Risa must look back on her own life to look forward. What caused her to end up at this exact spot?

Was it her Catholic ah ma whose funeral she skipped, her ex-girlfriend whom she loved deeply but broke up with, or her tendency to feel too much? Or maybe... something else entirely?

So instead, this is a story about distance: the spaces between people and places, the gaps between past and present; and about living in the gulf between what we know and what we feel.

First commissioned for the 2018 season of The Studios, Michelle Tan’s deeply intimate script explores the complexities of personal truth and emotional vulnerability.

A programme of TRIP—a platform to showcase work by early-career directors.

Director: Renee Yeong
Playwright: Michelle Tan
Performer: Sabrina Sng
Lighting Designer: Gabriel Chan
Sound Designer: Jing Ng
Set Designer: Petrina Dawn Tan
Production Manager: Lam Dan Fong (The Backstage Affair)
Stage Manager: Celestine Wong (The Backstage Affair)
Assistant Stage Manager: Chong Wee Nee (The Backstage Affair)

Photo Credit: Crispian Chan

Date: 8 & 9 Apr 2023
Time: 8 Apr Sat - 8pm, 9 Apr Sun - 3pm & 8pm
Duration: 1hr 30mins
Specific Accessibility Show Date 26 November 2022, 3pm

TRIP 2023: No Particular Order

A despot has come to power. The population is anxious, submissive and scared. 

But beneath every violation of civil liberty, there are real human beings; behind every act of resistance, there is an individual willing to risk everything. And these people aren't heroic or remarkable – they're just like us. 

Through a series of vignettes involving the lives of bureaucrats, soldiers, artists and tour guides, No Particular Order charts the fate of a society in turmoil to ask at every step of the way: is it empathy, or power, that endures? 

Joel Tan’s No Particular Order  first debuted in May 2022 at London’s Theatre503. Described as “startling and apocalyptic”, the play was shortlisted for the Theatre503 International Playwriting Award as well as the 2022 George Devine Award. This performance marks its Singapore premiere.

A programme of TRIP—a platform to showcase work by early-career directors.

Director: Sim Yan Ying “YY”
Playwright: Joel Tan
Performers: Arielle Jasmine Van Zuijlen, Karen Tan, Pavan J Singh and Shrey Bhargava
Lighting Designer: James Tan
Sound Designer: Lee Yew Jin (Ctrl Fre@k)
Set Designer: Hella Chan
Production Manager: Evelyn Chia (The Backstage Affair)
Stage Manager: Carolene Ruth Liew (The Backstage Affair)
Assistant Stage Manager: Irish Alcantara (The Backstage Affair)

Date: 1 & 2 Apr 2023
Time: 1 Apr Sat - 8pm, 2 Apr Sun - 3pm & 8pm
Duration: 1hr 30 mins


A hotel in Singapore is opened at the turn of the century, when the island is still a jewel in the crown of the British Empire. Each day, new faces appear and swiftly disappear – guests and staff alike.

Every ten years, we check in to meet the hotel’s residents: Indian mutineers, Cantonese nannies, Malay film stars, Japanese soldiers, transsexual sex workers, wedding guests, suspected terrorists, and more. They live out the pivotal moments in their personal lives, as empires die and new ones are born from their ashes.

Even though the chambermaids clean up after them, readying the room for the next guests, traces of the past persist, and time reveals its cyclical nature. Ghosts communicate with the living, doubles are separated by decades, and a single moment of decision haunts the generations that come after.

An immersive, multi-generational epic, HOTEL explores the notions of empire, nationhood, migration and identity against the backdrop of a shrinking world. Spanning a century and performed over close to five hours in nine languages, this groundbreaking theatrical event highlights the eclectic energies born from the collisions between the old and the new, East and West, tradition and modernity.

Written by Alfian Sa’at & Marcia Vanderstraaten
Directed by Ivan Heng & Glen Goei
Starring Munah Bagharib, Rebecca Das, Brendon Fernandez, Ghafir Akbar, Ivan Heng, André Jewson, Jo Kukathas, Dwayne Lau, Lee Chee Keng, Moo Siew Keh, Pam Oei, Oon Shu An, Siti Khalijah Zainal & Yap Yi Kai

HOTEL is performed in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hokkien, Malay, Tamil, Urdu, Tagalog and Japanese, with English surtitles

Advisory: 16 (Some Mature Content)

Date: 8 June - 8 July 2023
Time: 2.30pm/7.30pm
Duration: Part 1: Approximately 2 hours 45 minutes (with 20 minutes intermission) Part 2: Approximately 2 hours (with no intermission)
Specific Accessibility Show Date Captioned Performances: 20 & 21 June 2023; 22 & 23 June 2023/Audio-Described Performance with Touch Tour: 1 July 2023

An Inspector Calls

In a comfortable middle-class home, a family sits down to a celebratory dinner. But their evening is cut short by the unexpected arrival of an Inspector. He brings news of the tragic death of a young woman.

As the Inspector investigates, tensions escalate – threatening to shatter the very foundations on which entire lives and identities have been built. What crime has been committed here? Who is guilty? And who isn’t?

Written with startling prescience by J.B. Priestley in 1945, An Inspector Calls is more relevant than ever today. A riveting clash of murder and morality, class and conscience, Priestley’s classic play asks its characters – and today’s audiences – to take a good, hard look at the troubling disparities in the world brought about by power, privilege and poverty.

Join Wild Rice for this thrilling new production of An Inspector Calls, which has been daringly reimagined by director Glen Goei and his top-notch creative team of Singapore’s finest theatre-makers. What more is there to this family than meets the eye?

Date: From 2 March 2023
Time: 2.30pm/7.30pm
Duration: 2 hours including intermission
Specific Accessibility Show Date Captioned Performances: 14 & 15 March 2023/ Audio-Described Performance with Touch Tour: 18 March 2023