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Free online screenings of WILD RICE’s Emily of Emerald Hill, Supervision, and Monkey Goes West

Each production will be streamed for a week on YouTube from Apr 24.

Wan Munirah


Published: 20 April 2020, 11:25 PM

1. Emily of Emerald Hill

Directed by Glen Goei, Emily of Emerald Hill is one of Singapore theatre’s classic plays to date.

Written by playwright Stella Kon, Emily of Emerald Hill is inspired by her experiences growing up in Singapore in the mid-20th century with her Peranakan family.

The one-woman play features a monologue about a Peranakan woman, Emily Gan, as her life evolves from a young bride to a strong matriarch.

 

Watch this for a glimpse of Singapore’s rich Peranakan culture.

 

Available from Apr 24 (Friday), 7.30pm
Live talkback on Apr 30 (Thursday), 9pm

2. Supervision

 

Wheelchair-bound Teck (left) and young Indonesian worker Yanti (right) in Supervision.

 

Available from May 1 (Friday), 7.30pm
Live talkback on May 7 (Thursday), 9pm

3. Monkey Goes West

If you prefer a light-hearted comedy to enjoy with your family, add Monkey Goes West to your list.

The cheeky musical adaptation of the Chinese fantasy classic will keep you entertained with its hilarious characters and witty local references.

Written by local playwright Alfian Sa’at, the award-winning play has received raving reviews for the cast’s comedic timing and, for the adults, its “political and sexual innuendos“.

 

Laugh your stay-at-home blues away with this epic musical. PHOTO CREDITS: WILD RICE

 

Streaming from May 8 (Friday), 7.30pm
Live talkback on May 14 (Thursday), 9pm

While we’re not sure when we can finally return to the theatres, hopefully, these online shows will remind us of the thrill of watching live productions while passing the time away.

Which show will you be catching over the next few weekends?


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