Friday 4 October – Sunday 6 October
You’ll be bursting with excitement for Octoburst! 2019 – A Children’s Festival. In conjunction with Children’s Day in October, Esplanade Theatres give special focus to the little ones with Octoburst! – a festival that encourages play and family fun, with both free and ticketed performances and hands-on workshops.
A Ladder to the Stars 10.30am, 2pm & 4.30pm
Way up in the deep blue night sky, a twinkling star hears a little girl’s birthday wish . . . she wishes she could dance with the stars. Wanting to make this wish come true, the star tells the moon, the moon tells the sun, the sun tells the wind and the rain, and together they dream up a wonderful plan. Told through a magical mix of music, light and imagination, this is a heartfelt and humorous story of what can happen when the universe hears your dreams.
$25 per ticket, book here
Cerita Anak (Child’s Story) 10.30am, 2pm & 4.30pm
Presented by the Polyglot Theatre & Papermoon Puppet Theatre (Australia, Indonesia). Boarding Notice: Passengers pls arrive 20min before scheduled (show) time to check-in or you’ll miss the boat. Latecomers will not be allowed on board. Passengers will need to set aside prams and bags, and take off their socks and shoes for the duration of the performance. There will be a craft session before the scheduled boarding (show) time.
$20 per ticket, book here
Tailor Made (The Train Theatre, Israel) 11am, 2.30pm & 4.30pm
On a morning just like any other, a little tailor gets a note. It reads: “Your mission is to sew a coat by midnight. The size does not matter, but it must fit perfectly…” At precisely midnight the tailor completes his mission, but then…Where is the sewing machine running off to? Why are the scissors wearing a skirt? What has the thimble turned into? Come join in the magical adventure of the tailor. A play with minimal dialogue, puppetry, unexpected objects, colourful textiles and music.
$25 per ticket, book here
Introduction to Swan Lake 1pm & 4pm
An exciting and educational ballet series created just for children! As a lead up to Singapore Dance Theatre’s 2019 year-end production of Swan Lake, this classic ballet has been condensed into an hour-long special for young audiences! Don’t miss this enchanting and romantic ballet that is a sensational, timeless classic. Swan Lake beckons you into a realm of secrecy and seduction. Captivating you from the moment the curtains are lifted, this is a bewitching story of undying love, a cruel twist of fate, and the promise of devotion. Told through narration and dance excerpts, Introduction to Swan Lake is a ballet for the young ones. Learn more about the enthralling world of dance and ballet. There will also be a meet-and greet-session with the cast after the performance, so come dressed in your favourite costumes!
$14 per ticket, book here
Check out the full festival program here.
Image of Cerita Anak courtesy of Octoburst 2019