After two successful runs in 2014 (BODY X The Wedding) and 2016 (BODY X The Rehearsal), BODY X returns with a brand new murder-mystery online: BODY X The Culprit.
This happened 35 years ago during the economic crisis of the mid-1980s.
Lacking substantial evidence, the case was left unsolved.
While tackling the challenges of an unprecedented recession and rapid business decline,
a neighbourhood kopitiam had to face another murderous impact —
a Regular Patron was found dead outside the shop in the early morning,
lying face-down at his usual spot.
All who were in contact with him the previous night
—Big Boss, Kopi Auntie, Cleaner, Beer Girl, Stall-owner—
had valid alibi and were not at the scene of the crime.
However, they all had disagreements with the victim before.
Was it an accident? Or is the murderer one of them?
Body X is a pioneering immersive-interactive Mandarin murder-mystery in Singapore theatre. An original and innovative theatrical format conceived and created by seasoned theatre practitioners, Li Xie and Danny Yeo. Both directors emphasised that the 2020 online version should retain important features—the involvement of and the autonomy in choice-making for the audience, the exploration of performance space, as well as the experimentation of unknown theatrical practices.
So, are you behind-the-scene or in-the-scene? You decide.
Come traverse through time and space to help solve this murder-mystery with us… this time, virtually.
Body X The Culprit runs from 9–13 September 2020 via Zoom. Performed in Mandarin with no subtitles. Tickets from $18 at Peatix.