Singapore Repertory Theatre’s The Little Company
A ‘trill-ing’ musical play
This August, the theatre company that most recently brought you the wonderfully tangled tale of Rapunzel, presents another captivating musical for children aged 2-6 years old.
SRT’s The Little Company (TLC) continues its 2014 season with a new original children’s musical, The Nightingale, adapted from the Hans Christian Andersen classic The Emperor and The Nightingale.
With pop/hip hop score, The Nightingale will be unlike any children’s show seen before in Singapore. With book and lyrics by internationally acclaimed writer Mike Kenny (Railway Children), and music by Young Artist Award winner Ruth Ling.
This is a wonderfully moving story about a plain looking, brown Nightingale that spellbinds the Emperor of China with her lilting birdsong. The Emperor captures and keeps her in a gilded cage for his daily entertainment, but alas, along with her freedom, the beautiful voice of the Nightingale is lost, and a singing mechanical bird replaces her. Follow her on her quest to regain her voice and fly freely again. This is a wonderful tale that reminds us to appreciate and value the world around us.
UK-based director Kate Golledge, who previously helmed TLC’s shows Fantastic Mr Fox and Red Riding Hood, says “I’m looking forward to coming back to Singapore for the third time and working with this brilliant team on The Nightingale,” adding “I think the kids will enjoy the pop-music approach to the story we are taking with The Nightingale.”
After a six week run in English, audiences will also enjoy the opportunity to watch The Nightingale being performed in Mandarin for four weeks. The story could not be better suited to the job, especially since it’s a classic Chinese tale.
Full of catchy rhymes, beautiful music and clever dialogue, it is a ‘trill-ing’ show that will enthrall audiences both young and old.
DATES: From 1 Aug – 14 Sep 2014 (English); 18 Sep – 11 Oct 2014 (Mandarin)
Weekdays – $22/$25 excluding SISTIC fee
Weekends and Public Holidays – $32/$35 excluding SISTIC fee
Group discounts/family packages are available.
VENUE: DBS Arts Centre – Home of SRT
TICKETING: SISTIC at 6348 5555 or www.sistic.com.sg