22 September to 3 October 2021
Hold on to your wigs and dentures as Sing’theatre brings back the hilarious musical Forever Young! Putting a uniquely Singaporean twist on this European cult hit by Swiss playwright Erik Gedeon, Forever Young features a star-studded cast that includes veteran performers like Karen Tan, Julian Wong plus radio personalities like Denise Tan, Mark Waite, Kimberly Chan, and Gurmit Singh.
Set half a century later in the year 2071, Forever Young chronicles the life of a group of retired actors living in a nursing home. These zany nonagenarians – formerly the pillars of Singapore’s art scene – are determined to prove that it is not all behind them. The residents do as they are told, but, once their no-nonsense caregiver Sister Sara leaves the room, the pensionable performers belt out musical theatre canons, rock classics, and more – the way that only old people can!
In between belly-aching laughter, groove to renditions of familiar songs such as Jay-Z’s Forever Young, Amy Winehouse’s Rehab, Bruno Mars and Silk Sonic’s Leave The Door Open and Aqua’s Barbie Girl and more. The musical shines a light on eldercare in Singapore, addressing illnesses such as dementia, the physical deterioration associated with ageing, as well as the mental and psychological wellness of the aged that are largely disregarded.
“I directed this play with the idea of ‘hope’ permeating throughout the play – growing old should not diminish one’s optimism and zest for living! I hope that through Forever Young, audiences will develop more empathy and a better understanding of growing old,” says the musical’s director Hossan Leong.
Forever Young has a rating advisory of 16+
Tuesday & Wednesday: 8pm
Thursday & Friday: 6pm, 9pm
Saturday: 4pm, 8pm
Sunday: 3pm, 7pm
Disclaimer: This is an external event not owned or managed by Sassy Mama. Always check with the organiser for changes or cancellations before heading down.