Can’t wait to watch a live performance on stage again? Catch these upcoming theatre productions, comedies, dance performances and musicals in Singapore!
We are excited that Singapore’s theatres are buzzing again with plays for adults and shows for kids. Thanks to the pandemic we aren’t expecting Broadway and West End international tours but we do have some world-renowned theatre shows happening as well as lots of talented local theatre in Singapore. From a Shakespeare extravaganza, to an amazing risqueé cabaret variety act, a musical where retired actors in a nursing home are the stars of the show, to an audio-guided theatrical street walk experience, there’s so much to look forward to! Here are the best upcoming dance performances, plays and musicals in Singapore to check out!
NB: Do note that attending theatres requires Pre-Event Testing, however, if you have been fully vaccinated 14 days before the show or have children under 12 years old, you will be exempted.
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1. New World’s End
Looking for something different to your usual theatrical production on a stage? OH! Open House’s new permanent immersive art experience, New World’s End involves a multisensory audio-guided walk around Jalan Besar. Pick up your headphones and prepared to be immersed into a different world as you walk the streets listening to an interesting combo of fiction and history surrounding the iconic New World Amusement Park, and the streets of Jalan Besar. You’ll traipse down back alleys and hidden rooms as a romantic story (voiced by Salif Hardie and Moira Loh) unfolds to a soundtrack produced by music duo NADA.
When: Now until 31 Dec 2022
Where: Walking tour starts at OH! Open House, 85 Desker Road
How much: $35 Click here to purchase tickets.
2. La Clique
La Clique is a world-renowned variety act show featuring a unique blend of circus, cabaret, comedy, and live music, performed by nine international artists and accompanied by the acclaimed four-piece La Clique Palais Orkestra. How wonderful to hear live music and singing again! Expect the unexpected – from acrobatic roller-skating to sword swallowing and fire breathing – all set to a thrilling live soundtrack. We had a sneak peek at this show and highly recommend it – what a jaw-dropping return to theatre! It’s beautiful in parts (that aerial dance by circus artist Elke took our breath away!), raunchy, sometimes crude, filled with amazing nail-biting feats and an all-round mesmerizing spectacle from start to finish – 90 minutes with no interval and the time will fly thanks to the talent of the cast! You’ll be getting up close and personal at this show as the audience will be seated around a small stage no larger than three meters wide – it will almost feel like you are a part of the show! It’s rated ‘G’ but we think it might be best for just adults (or older kids/teens due to the raunchiness and the ‘don’t try this at home’ multiple sword-swallowing feats!). Seats are in twos set around a stage in the Sands Expo Convention Centre so the experience is really immersive – what a fun night out!
When: 18 September – 7 November 2021
Where: Sands Expo And Convention Center
How much: $98 – $188. Click here to purchase tickets.
3. The Mother
Pangdemonium’s theatre production The Mother completes this family “trilogy” by celebrated playwright Florian Zeller, after The Father (2018) and The Son (2020), were staged to critical acclaim and sold-out runs. This is going to be heavy, yet fascinating stuff. This theatre show portrays one woman’s descent into an emotional abyss. Tracie Pang directs the production of an all-star cast featuring Janice Koh, Adrian Pang, Xander Pang and Mehr Dudeja. This play takes an unflinching look at mental illness. Buckle up for this one – it’s going to be one suspenseful psychological thriller of a ride! The Mother theatre show has a rating advisory of 16+.
When: 22 October – 7 November 2021
Where: Victoria Theatre
How much: $45 – 75 Click here to purchase tickets.
4. Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)
Laugh, cry, and have your head spin as three actors (Shane Mardjuki, Erwin Shah Ismail and Tia Andrea Guttensohn) recreate 37 plays in 97 minutes in Singapore Repertory Theatre’s Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). This musical performance directed by Singapore theatre veteran Daniel Jenkins, is set to be a wonderful mishmash of comedy, dance, song and madcap Shakespeare mashups. Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) is one of London’s longest-running comedies – we are super excited to experience this theatre production that will weave comedy history and tragedy in one whirlwind of a play!
When: from 30 October 2021
Where: KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT
How much: $75 – $85 Click here to purchase tickets.
5. The Expat Comedy Show
At The Expat Comedy Show you’ll be treated to six expat comedians live on stage. We’re excited to see some girl power in the lineup with a new addition, comedian Sarah Peng! Expect a mix of new material and some of the greatest hits from expats Deepak Chandran (from India); Orion Perez (Filipino); Liam McDonald (Canadian); Artur Akhmetzyanov (Russian); Matt Chalmers (British); and Sarah Peng (Chinese). Expect lots of hilarity surrounding expat life in Singapore that both expats and locals will be able to snigger at.
When: Sunday, 24 October 2021, 8pm
Where: Esplanade Concert Hall
How much: $60- 65 Click here to purchase tickets SISTIC.
So what’s your pick of these performances – comedy, psychological thriller or musical? Or are you buying tickets to as many theatre shows as you can to take you through the full gamut of emotions?
Disclaimer: These theatre shows in Singapore are not owned or managed by Sassy Mama. Always check with the organiser for changes or cancellations before heading down.