Theatre Reviews Index

The entries in this index are arranged alphabetically (by names of theatre companies or collectives) and then chronologically (with the latest production at the top).

Companies or collectives with ‘The’ in their names, such as The Finger Players, will be filed under ‘T’.

In the event that the production is staged by a loose collective which does not have a name, it will be filed under the director’s name, according to their first name.

Productions by subsidiary divisions are filed under the main companies (e.g., productions by Young & W!ld will be filed under ‘W!ld Rice’)


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A

akulah BIMBO SAKTI

2018

Cycles of Violence (published on this website)
Cerita Cinta by akulah BIMBO SAKTI
3 November 2018
Esplanade Theatre Studio
1–4 November 2018

Andrew Lloyd Webber

2019

Cats, presented by Base Entertainment Asia (published on this website)
Cats by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Presented by Base Entertainment Asia
19 December 2019
Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands
7 December 2019–5 January 2020

Phantom Still Seduces Three Decades On (published on this website)
Phantom of the Opera
Brought to Singapore by Base Entertainment Asia
25 April 2019
Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands
24 April‒8 June 2019

Arts Theatre of Singapore

2018

Ennobled Duckling (published with Centre 42)
Ugly Duckling by Arts Theatre of Singapore
5 August 2018, 3.30 p.m.
Gateway Theatre Black Box
1–5 August 2018

Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group

2019

Ploddy Todd (published on this website)
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group
Presented by Singapore Repertory Theatre
3 December 2019
Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands
28 November‒8 December 2019

Avant Theatre

2015

Sepia-Soaked Banality (published with Centre 42)
QUARTERS குவாட்ரஸ் by Avant Theatre
19 June 2015
Victoria Theatre
19–20 June 2015

B

Bhumi Collective

2018

Check Point Charlie (published on this website)
Charlie by Bhumi Collective
3 December 2018
Goodman Arts Centre, Block L, #01-46
20 November–7 December 2018

Blank Space Theatre

2014

A Faint Pulse with Red (published with Centre 42)
Red by Blank Space Theatre
12 July 2014
Esplanade Theatre Studio
10–13 July 2014

C

Cake Theatrical Productions

2015

What is the Point of Confrontation? (published with Centre 42)
Versus by Cake Theatrical Productions
21 August 2015
SOTA Drama Theatre
20–22 August 2015

CharChey

2017

Unpolished Delivery Even for a Work-in-Progress (published with Centre 42)
For the Record by CharChey
17 February 2017
Play Den, The Arts House
17–18 February 2017

Checkpoint Theatre

2020

Take Stock of Locks and Barriers (published on this website)
Two Songs and a Story by Checkpoint Theatre
Online, Sistic Live
6–31 August 2020

Natural Inspirations (published on this website)
A Grand Design (An Audio Experience) by Checkpoint Theatre
Spotify and Soundcloud
1-12 July 2020

2018

More than Fist-Pumping and Finger-Flicking (published on this website) 
Thick Beats for Good Girls by Checkpoint Theatre
17 April 2018
Drama Centre Black Box
5–22 April 2018

2015

Normal Makes the Grade (published in Kent Ridge Common)
Normal by Checkpoint Theatre
9 April 2015
Drama Centre Black Box
9–19 April 2015

2014

#UnicornMoment #Heartfelt #Compelling (published in Kent Ridge Common)
#UnicornMoment by Checkpoint Theatre
8 May 2014
Esplanade Theatre Studio
8–10 May 2014

2011

The Weight of Silk on Skin (republished on this website)
The Weight of Silk on Skin by Checkpoint Theatre
Drama Centre Theatre
3–7 August 2011

Creatives Inspirit

2019

The Last Generic Hurrah (published on this website)
La Mariposa Borracha (The Drunken Butterfly) by Creatives Inspirit
27 July 2019, 3 p.m.
Gateway Theatre Black Box
26‒28 July 2019

D

Dark Matter Theatrics

2015

Definitely Not Fool’s Gold (published on this website)
A Twisted Kingdom by Dark Matter Theatrics
12 November 2015
The Substation
12–14 November 2015

Drama Box

2019

Flowers Offers a Subtle but Refreshing Scent (published on this website)
Flowers by Drama Box
1 May 2019
74 Jalan Kelabu Asap
1‒5 May 2019

2018

Well-Packaged Promenade (published with Centre 42)
Chinatown Crossings by Drama Box
18 July 2018, 7.30 p.m.
Various venues in Chinatown
22 June–18 August 2018

Dream Academy

2014

Lively Romp Through Local History (published with Centre 42)
Dim Sum Dollies: The History of Singapore Part 2 by Dream Academy
12 December 2014
Esplanade Theatre
11–23 December 2014

Dwayne Ng

2019

The Plight of Single Mothers (published with Centre 42)
Single Mothers by Dwayne Ng
20 December 2019
The Arts House, Play Den
20–21 December 2019

E

Edith Podesta

2016

Dark Room Sheds (More) Light on Prison Life (published on this website)
Dark Room by Edith Podesta
28 April 2016
Esplanade Theatre Studio
28 April–1 May 2016

2014

Dark Room Sheds Light on Prison Life (published with Centre 42)
Dark Room x8 by Edith Podesta
5 July 2014, 3pm
Esplanade Theatre Studio
5 July 2014, 3pm & 8pm

Emanuella Amichai

2018

Wallowing Variation on the Stepford Wife (published with Centre 42)
The Neighbor’s Grief is Greener by Emanuella Amichai
23 January 2018
Esplanade Theatre Studio
23–24 January 2018

G

GenerAsia

2018

Skin Deep, But There’s Potential (published with Centre 42)
Platform Series: Journeys, A Double Bill by GenerAsia
3 February 2018
SOTA Studio Theatre
2–3 February 2018

Glowtape Productions

2017

An Epic That Needs A Little Focus, And A Bigger Stage (published on this website)
The Great Wall: One Woman’s Journey by Glowtape Productions
18 July 2017
Drama Centre Theatre
14 – 30 July 2017

Grace Kalaiselvi

2019

Tussling Between Advocacy and Poetry (published on this website)
Goddesses of Words—Sarojini Naidu by Grace Kalaiselvi
23 March 2019, 8 p.m.
Play Den, Arts House
21‒24 March 2019

Grain Research & Performance Lab

2019

Grinning and Bearing It (published on this website)
Happy Waiting by Grain Performance & Research Lab
12 July 2019
Stamford Arts Centre Black Box
12‒13 July 2019

I

I Theatre

2017

I Theatre’s Metatheatrical Gambit Shows Promise (published with Centre 42)
Poultry Tales by I Theatre 
5 May 2017
Drama Centre Theatre
27 April–14 May 2017

2016

Imaginative Retelling of the Zodiac Race (published on this website)
Ready! Set! Zo! by I Theatre’s Creative Edge
28 May 2016, 10am
The Substation
25–29 May 2016

Intercultural Theatre Institute

2021

RevoLOOtion—Resolutely Seeking Alternatives (published on this website)
RevoLOOtion by Intercultural Theatre Institute
29 April 2021
Goodman Arts Centre Black Box
29 April–1 May 2021

2019

Holding On to a Sliver of Hope (published with Centre 42)
a line would be crossed and you would slowly cease to be by Intercultural Theatre Institute
5 September 2019
Drama Centre Black Box
5-7 September 2019

Irfan Kasban (with Ng Yi-Sheng and Sharon Frese)

2019

Reclaiming a Sober History (published with Centre 42)
Ayer Hitam: A Black History of Singapore
Sharon Frese, Ng Yi-Sheng, and Irfan Kasban
Commissioned by M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2019
17 January 2019
Centre 42 Black Box
17–20 January 2019

J

Jean Ng & Joavien Ng

2016

“A World Beyond Common Sense” (published on this website)
Intrusions by Jean Ng & Joavien Ng
31 March 2016
Esplanade Theatre Studio
31 March–2 April 2016

Jeff Chen

2015

Jeff Chen’s Retelling Mutes Kuo (published with Centre 42)
Descendants of the Eunuch Admiral by Jeff Chen
3 May 2015, 3pm
Esplanade Theatre Studio
30 April–3 May 2015

L

Lawrence Khong & Priscilla Khong

2015

The Magic of an Expensive Production (published on this website)
Vision by Lawrence Khong & Priscilla Khong
5 July 2015
Esplanade Theatre
3–12 July 2015

Loo Zihan

2015

Paddy’s Struggle Lives On (published with Centre 42)
With/Out by Loo Zihan
14 January 2015
Centre 42 Black Box and Rehearsal Studio
14–18 January 2015

M

Metropolitan Productions

2015

A Decent and Modest Epic (published on this website)
The LKY Musical by Metropolitan Productions
30 July 2015
Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands
21 July – 16 August 2015

Musical Theatre Ltd

2016

Dollar Store Emily (published on this website)
Emily the Musical by Musical Theatre Ltd
21 May 2016
SOTA Theatre Studio
20–22 May 2016

N

New Perspectives (UK)

The Doctor Who Couldn’t Save Himself (published with Centre 42)
A Fortunate Man by New Perspectives (UK)
As part of M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2019
19 January 2019
Esplanade Theatre Studio
18–9 January 2019

Nine Years Theatre

2019

A Boatload of Artful Ingenuity (published on this website)
First Fleet 《第一舰队》by Nine Years Theatre
21 July 2019, 3 p.m.
Far East Organisation Auditorium, Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre
18‒21 July 2019

Reinterpreting the Dust of Dead Men (published on this website)
Faust/Us by Nine Years Theatre
24 March 2019, 3 p.m.
Drama Centre Black Box
21‒24 March 2019

2018

Fool-ish Interludes (published with Centre 42)
Lear is Dead by Nine Years Theatre
26 October 2018
Drama Centre Theatre
26–28 October 2018

Trite Julie Leaves One Pissed (published with Centre 42)
Pissed Julie by Nine Years Theatre
18 May 2018
KC Arts Centre—Home of the SRT
17–20 May 2018

The Nightmare of Changing and Conforming (published with Centre 42)
Cut Kafka! by Nine Years Theatre and T.H.E. Dance Company
1 March 2018
Esplanade Theatre Studio
1–4 March 2018

2015

Tartuffe Entertains in Mandarin (published with Centre 42)
Tartuffe by Nine Years Theatre
5 February 2015
National Museum Gallery Theatre
4–8 February 2015

2014

Great Art with Few Blots (published in Kent Ridge Common)
Art by Nine Years Theatre
9 February 2014
Esplanade Theatre Studio
7–9 February 2014

NUS Chinese Drama

2017

Using the Sandpit as an Agora (published with Centre 42)
Dear Miss Ye by NUS Chinese Drama
17 March 2017
University Cultural Centre Theatre
17–18 March 2017

P

Pangdemonium

2019

Awkward Company (published on this website)
Late Company  by Pangdemonium!
22 February 2019
Victoria Theatre
22 February‒10 March 2019

2016

Not Totally Effective (published on this website)
The Effect by Pangdemonium!
13 March 2016, 3pm
Victoria Theatre
25 February–13 March 2016

2015

Chinglish’s Mis-translations Test Preconceived Notions (published with Centre 42)
Chinglish by Pangdemonium!
15 October 2015
Drama Centre Theatre
9–25 October 2015

Tribal Triumph (published with Centre 42)
Tribes by Pangdemonium!
5 June 2015
Drama Centre Theatre
22 May–2 June 2015

Circle Sans Transformation (published with Centre 42)
Circle Mirror Transformation by Pangdemonium!
29 January 2015
DBS Arts Centre—Home of the SRT
29 January–15 February 2015

2014

Fat Pig: A Mid-Sized Success (published in Kent Ridge Common)
Fat Pig by Pangdemonium!
25 February 2014
DBS Arts Centre—Home of the SRT
13 February–2 March 2014

Peter Brook

2015

Brook Makes Audience Battle Boredom (published on this website)
Battlefield by Peter Brook & Singapore Repertory Theatre
21 November 2015, 3p.m.
Capitol Theatre
17–21 November 2015

Polka Theatre (UK)

2014

Seasonal Fun with Charlie & Lola (published in Kent Ridge Common)
Charlie & Lola’s Extremely New Play
BBC World Wide and Polka Theatre
7 June 2014, 2pm
DBS Arts Centre—Home of the SRT
3–15 June 2014

Proton Theatre (Hungary)

2015

Not as Memorable as it Should Be (published on this website)
Dementia by Proton Theatre
13 August 2015
Victoria Theatre
13–15 August 2015

R

Ravindran Drama Group

2017

A Platter of Tamil Theatre (published with Centre 42)
Pathey Nimidan organised by Ravindran Drama Group 
21 September 2017
Multi-purpose Hall, Aliwal Arts Centre
21–23 September 2017

S

Singapore Art Museum

2018

If Walls Could Speak (published with Centre 42)
Excavations by Singapore Art Museum
15 April 2018
Singapore Art Museum
6–8, 12–15 April 2018

Singapore Lyric Opera

2014

Not All Così(s) Are The Same (published in Kent Ridge Common)
Così Fan Tutte by Singapore Lyric Opera
1 March 2014
Esplanade Theatre
28 February 2014, 1 & 3 March 2014

Singapore Repertory Theatre

2019

Sly Fun with Fantastic Mr Fox (published with Centre 42)
Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox by The Little Company, A Division of SRT
16 August 2019, 10 a.m.
KC Arts Centre—Home of the SRT
31 July‒13 September 2019

Keeping Grimm’s Magic While Shining a New Light (published with Centre 42)
Gretel and Hansel
The Little Company, Singapore Repertory Theatre
12 April 2019, 2 p.m.
KC Arts Centre—Home of the SRT
13 March‒26 April 2019

2018

Drab in the Hat (published with Centre 42)
Cat in the Hat by The Young Company, Singapore Repertory Theatre
11 August 2018, 11 a.m.
KC Arts Centre—Home of the SRT
1 August–7 September 2018

2017

SRT Right at Home with Children’s Theatre (published on this website)
A Peter Rabbit Tale by The Little Company, Singapore Repertory Theatre
25 February 2017
KC Arts Centre—Home of the SRT
24 February–14 April 2017

2015

Lovey-Dovey Silliness (published with Centre 42)
Hello Goodbye by Singapore Repertory Theatre
5 September 2015
DBS Arts Centre—Home of the SRT
2–26 September 2015

Sing’Theatre

2018

Well-pitched Souvenir (published on this website)
Souvenir by Sing’Theatre
25 September 2018
KC Arts Centre—Home of the SRT
19–29 September 2018

2017

Geriatric Romp (published with Centre 42)
Forever Young by Sing’Theatre
12 October 2017
SOTA Drama Theatre
11–21 October 2017

2016

Jacques Brel Revisited (published on this website)
Jacques Brel is Alive and Well & Living in Paris by Sing’Theatre
28 May 2016, 4pm
SOTA Drama Theatre
26 May—4 June 2016

Skin in SIN

2017

More Skin in the Game, Please (published with Centre 42)
Foreign Bodies by Skin in SIN
Part of M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2017
6 January 2017
Esplanade Recital Studio
5–7 January 2017

Split Theatre

2021

Throwing One’s Hands Up (published on this website)
Hands Up by Split Theatre
5 March 2021
Sigma Collective Space
5–7 March 2021

T

Tan Liting

2017

Pretty Overstretched (published on this website) 
Pretty Butch by Tan Liting
Part of M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2017
11 January 2017
Centre 42 Black Box
11–15 January 2017

Teater Ekamatra

2018

Easy, Tiger! (published on this website)
Tiger of Malaya by Teater Ekamatra
19 September 2018
Drama Centre Black Box
12–23 September 2018

Dancing Beautifully on a Knife’s Edge (published on this website) 
Potong by Teater Ekamatra
22 March 2018
Malay Heritage Centre Auditorium
21–25 March 2018

2017

A Playful Take on Uncomfortable Issues (published with Centre 42)
Main-Main by Teater Ekamatra
23 July 2017
Esplanade Theatre Studio
20–23 July 2017

2016

Turning Up The Heat on Politics (published on this website)
Geng Rebut Cabinet by Teater Ekamatra
Commissioned by W!ld Rice for Singapore Theatre Festival 2016
14 July 2016
Flexible Performance Space, Lasalle College of the Arts
14 — 24 July 2016

2014

Paradise Unfound (published with Centre 42)
Paradise by Teater Ekamatra
7 December 2014
Drama Centre Black Box
4–7 December 2014

2011

A Bold Play That Goes To The HEART Of The Matter (published in Symbal Magazine Issue One)
Mata Hati by Teater Ekematra
Drama Centre Black Box
15–18 December 2011

Théâtre de la Ville (France)

2015

Six Characters Questioning the Premise of Theatre (published on this website)
Six Characters in Search of an Author by Théâtre de la Ville
10 September 2015
Victoria Theatre
10–12 September 2015

TheatreWorks

2019

Awkward Assembly (published with Centre 42)
Three Fat Virgins Unassembled by TheatreWorks
14 July 2019
72-13, Home of TheatreWorks
10‒14 July 2019

2017

Mixed Feelings (published with Centre 42)
Mixed by TheatreWorks
2 March 2017
Multi-Purpose Hall, Eurasian Community House
23–25 February 2017
2–3, 9–11 March 2017

The Finger Players

2019

The Many Prongs of Forked (published with Centre 42)
Forked by The Finger Players
18 August 2019, 3 p.m.
Drama Centre Black Box
31 July‒13 September 2019

The Necessary Stage

2019

A Classic That Should Not Be Timeless (published on this website)
Off Centre by The Necessary Stage
7 February 2019
Victoria Theatre
7–17 February 2019

2017

Actor—Utterly Brilliant (published on this website) 
Actor Forty  <<演员四十>> by The Necessary Stage
Commissioned for Huayi Chinese Festival of Arts 2017
5 February 2017, 3 p.m.
Esplanade Theatre Studio
3–6 February 2017

2014

Gitanjali: A Poetic and Moving Meditation (published with Centre 42)
Gitanjali by The Necessary Stage
27 September 2014, 3pm
School of the Arts Drama Theatre
26, 27 September 2014, 8pm
27, 28 September 2014, 3pm

The Stage Club

2013

Review: ‘Allo ‘Allo (published in Kent Ridge Common)
‘Allo ‘Allo by The Stage Club
DBS Arts Centre—Home of the SRT
2225 May 2013

Review: Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell  (published in Kent Ridge Common)
Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell by The Stage Club
DBS Arts Centre—Home of the SRT
27 February–2 March 2013

2012

Review: Dracula (published in Kent Ridge Common)
Dracula by The Stage Club
DBS Arts Centre—Home of the SRT
20–26 May 2012

The Theatre Practice

2019

Curiosity Cultivators (published with Centre 42)
The Wee Question Mark and the Mountain Movers by The Theatre Practice
4 August 2019
The Practice Space
31 July–11 August 2019

2018

A Patchwork of Surprise and Abhorrence (published on this website)
The Ordinary and the Unspectacular by The Theatre Practice
16 August 2018
Practice Space
16–19 August 2018

A Patchwork of Surprise and Abhorrence (published on this website)
Immortalx by The Theatre Practice
8 August 2018, 2 p.m.
Practice Space
1–12 August 2018

A Love Letter to Waterloo Street (published on this website)
Four Horse Road by The Theatre Practice
12 April 2018
42, 48, and 54 Waterloo Street
4–28 April 2018

Toy Factory

2017

Polarities Disguised as a Spectrum (published on this website)
Prism by Toy Factory
23 February 2017
Drama Centre Theatre
23 February–5 March 2017

W

Wag the Dog Theatre

2017

The Memory of Not Watching a Show (published with Centre 42)
The Memory of Water by Wag the Dog Theatre
4 July 2017
Drama Centre Black Box
30 June – 9 July 2017

W!ld Rice

2018

Too Clever a Character (published on this website)
Building a Character by W!ld Rice
Part of Singapore Theatre Festival 2018
7 July 2018, 7.30 p.m.
Creative Cube, LaSalle College of the Arts
5–8 July 2018

2017

Vanilla Vipers (published with Centre 42)
Mama White Snake by W!ld Rice
12 December 2017
Drama Centre Theatre
24 November–16 December 2017

W!ld Rice Ups the Ante in Fourth Staging of Boeing Boeing (published on this website) 
Boeing Boeing by W!ld Rice
25 June 2017, 3 p.m.
Victoria Theatre
23 June – 22 July 2017

More of a Roundabout (published on this website)
Crossings by Young & W!ld
15 February 2017
Centre 42 Black Box
15–19 February 2017

2016

Lavish Panto-Fusion (published on this website)
Monkey Goes West by W!ld Rice
29 November 2016
Drama Centre Theatre
18 November–17 December 2016

The Reviewer Reviewed (published on this website)
My Mother Buys Condoms by W!ld Rice
Singapore Theatre Festival 2016
24 July 2016, 3 p.m.
Creative Cube, Lasalle College of the Arts
14 — 24 July 2016

2015

The Joy of Playing Dress-up (published on this website)
The Emperor’s New Clothes by W!ld Rice
21 November 2015
Drama Centre Theatre
20 November–12 December 2015

A Celebration of Two Countries (published on this website)
Another Country by W!ld Rice
27 June 2015
Drama Centre Theatre
25 June–11 July 2015

2014

Riotous in Every Sense (published in Kent Ridge Common)
Little Riots and Other Stories by Young & W!ld
29 August 2014
33 Kerbau Road, Studio K2
28–30 August 2014

Lukewarm Reception at Bernarda’s Abode (published in Kent Ridge Common)
The House of Bernarda Alba by W!ld Rice
15 March 2014
Esplanade Theatre
12–29 March 2014

Z

Zizi Azah

2015

Tan’s Soul-Searching Play Still Relevant Today (published with Centre 42)
The Lady of Soul and Her Ultimate ‘S’ Machine by Zizi Azah
7 May 2015
Esplanade Theatre Studio
7–10 May 2015