This musical by Toy Factory Productions (main pic) focuses on the difficulties and obstacles faced by one of Singapore’s earliest huay kuans (clan associations) over the past few years throughout the country’s progress. The story follows three generations of the Tan family and the evolution of the huay kuan together with the culture and dialect brought over by their forefathers from Nanyang. Directed and scripted by Toy Factory’s chief artistic director Goh Boon Teck, led by musical director Benny Wong, it includes original Hokkien compositions performed by a cast of eight singers. Performed in Mandarin.
Mar 29–Mar 31. Thur, 3pm; Fri, 3pm, 8pm; Sat, 11am, 8pm. Victoria Theatre. Tix: $59–$79 from Sistic.
The Studios: A Good Death
To commemorate the Esplanade’s 15th anniversary of Singapore playwriting and theatre, it will play host to five different plays featuring the theme ‘Between Living and Dying’. It opens this week with A Good Death, a play about life and death, following the story of a palliative care doctor, her patients and her ageing parents. The play also touches on dependence on others. Directed by Chen Yingxuan and written by Faith Ng, performed by Karen Tan.
Mar 29–Apr 1. Fri, 8pm; Thur, Sat, 3pm, 8pm; Sun, 3pm. Esplanade Theatre Studio. Tix: $35 from Sistic. www.esplanade.com/festivals-and-series/the-studios/2018
National Theatre’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
For the first time, London’s National Theatre comes to Singapore to stage its production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, winner of five Tony Awards and seven Olivier Awards. The play, based on Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel of the same name, has been hailed all around the world as a theatrical experience that’s not to be missed.
Mar 29–Apr 8. Tue–Fri, 8pm; Sat, 3pm, 8pm; Sun, 2pm, 7pm. Relaxed Performance (designed for people on the autistic spectrum, those with sensory and communication difficulties or learning disabilities) Apr 8. 2pm. Esplanade Theatre. Tix: $48–$138 from Sistic.
Alice in Wonderland
Join Alice and her friends for some Easter weekend fun in L’arietta Production’s Alice in Wonderland opera. Composed by Robert Chauls, it is the first time this beloved opera will be performed in Southeast Asia. Kids and kids at heart will enjoy nostalgic toys and modern twists. There is also a carnival for some family fun.
Mar 29–Apr 1. Thur, 8pm; Fri, 3pm; Sat, 3pm, 8pm; Sun, 3pm. Aliwal Arts Centre, 28 Aliwal Street. Tix: $40 standard, $25 student from aliceopera.peatix.com.
State of Flux: The Work of Minzayar Oo
Objectifs presents works by Minzayar Oo, one of Myanmar’s leading photographers. This exhibition presents two of his projects: ‘The Price of Jade’, about the shocking impact of the jade mining industry, and ‘Peace Be with You’, about the vulnerability of the Rohingya community.
Till Apr 15. Tue–Sat, noon–7pm; Sun, noon–4pm. Closed Mon & PH. Lower Gallery, Objectifs, 155 Middle Road. Free. www.objectifs.com.sg