Theatre fans are in for a treat! Get a load of this line-up of award-winning musicals, performances and more...
We’ve seen the likes of Aladdin the Musical, Sweeney Todd, Cats and The Phantom of the Opera on our sunny shores last year. This year, we’re so ready for more! Enjoy everything from comedies by local theatre groups to internationally acclaimed gems.
Are You There Singapore?
5 – 8 Feb
This political play written by Robert Yeo – and considered to be one of the first of its kind in Singapore – travels with a group of university students in London around the time of Singapore’s independence. How will they get through young adulthood? Watch them as they tackle their political, social and sexual awakening. You’ll soon realise there are more similarities between the present climate and the past.
Are You There Singapore?, 8pm, Singapore Repertory Theatre, 20 Merbau Road, Singapore 238251
The Importance of Being Earnest
7 Feb – 8 Mar
Two protagonists tell white lies to add some spice into their love lives. Jack creates an avatar called Ernest to run away from his dull country life and woo the girl of his dreams. On the other hand, his best friend, Algernon, changes his name to Ernest to impress Jack’s pretty ward, Cecily. The show turns into a riot of fun when both identities are uncovered. Theatre and film director, Glen Goei, puts an interesting spin on Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy by casting an all-male ensemble.
The Importance of Being Earnest, Tue-Fri: 7.30pm; Sat: 2.30pm & 7.30pm; Sun: 2.30pm, Wild Rice, #04-08, Funan, 107 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179105
20 Feb – 7 Mar
The Son pulls on the heartstrings as it explores urgent mental health issues among the youth. Watch actors Adrian Pang, Nazray, Serene Chan and more as they show off their acting chops in this brutally honest drama.
The Son, Tue-Fri: 8.00pm; Sat : 3.00pm & 8.00pm; Sun: 3.00pm, Drama Centre Theatre, #03-01, National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street, Singapore 188064
Lady of the Camellias
21 – 23 Feb
Witness the most romantic ballet event of the year, as John Neumeier’s award-winning Lady of the Camellias finally makes its Singapore debut. Accompanied by Frederic Chopin’s soothing piano music by the Singapore Lyric Opera Orchestra, the performance will feature some of the most outstanding pas de deux in 20th-century ballet. A perfect post-Valentine’s Day date idea, if you ask us!
Lady of the Camellias, 21 Feb: 8pm; 22 Feb: 3pm & 8pm; 23 Feb: 4pm, Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981
RuPaul’s Drag Race: Werq The World Singapore
RuPaul’s official drag race world tour is coming to Singapore and it’s going to be out of this world. Follow mission leader Michelle Visage, along with queens Aquaria, Kameron Michaels, Asia O’Hara, Kim Chi, Naomi Smalls, Monét X Change and Violet Chachki as they take you on a journey to save the galaxy. This is one glorious drag revue you don’t wanna miss!
RuPaul’s Drag Race: Werq The World Singapore, 7pm-10pm, The Star Performing Arts Centre, 1 Vista Exchange Green, Singapore 138617
4 – 7 Mar
Revisit Shakespeare’s thrilling classic once again with director Daniel Taylor’s rendition. If you’re not quite sure what to expect, we’ll give you a few hints: There will be ferocious battles and supernatural horrors, along with famously gorgeous poetry.
Macbeth, Wed to Fri: 7.45pm; Sat: 2.30pm and 7pm, Victoria Theatre, 9 Empress Place, Singapore 179556
Devdas The Musical
20 – 22 Mar
They were childhood sweethearts but a twist in fate tore them apart. Watch Indian literature’s most prolific love story by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay, featuring beloved characters Devdas, Paro and Chandramukhi, in this magnificent play.
Devdas The Musical, Fri: 8pm; Sat: 3pm & 7pm (Hindi with English surtitles); Sun: 7pm (English with Mandarin surtitles), Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981
Berak by Teater Ekamatra
25 – 28 Mar
This intriguing plot follows the life of a grandmother who, after her son’s suicide, instils in her granddaughter that death is just a joke and shares her fantasies of purgatory and the underworld. However, things take a turn for the worse when her granddaughter is diagnosed with a terminal illness. The play is adapted by Zulfadli Rashid, written by Chong Tze Chien and directed by Mohd Fared Jainal; it will be in Malay with English surtitles.
Berak by Teater Ekamatra, 8pm, The Ngee Ann Kongsi Theatre @ Wild Rice, Funan Level 4, 107 North Bridge Singapore 179105
Now You See Me Live
21 May onwards
[The show has been postponed from its original date in March due to the Covid-19 situation.]
Based on the film franchise of the same name, Now You See Me brings together the ”horsemen”, some of the best illusionists in the world. Be wowed by jaw-dropping magic, never-before-seen illusions and immersive acts from the fab four.
Now You See Me Live, Thu-Fri: 7.30pm; Sat: 11am, 3.30pm & 8pm; Sun: 11am, 3.30pm, Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands, Galleria Level B1, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
National Theatre’s War Horse
24 Apr – 3 May
Trivia: This play has been watched by over eight million people worldwide. It’s no surprise since War Horse has received over 25 awards, including a Tony for Best Play on Broadway. It follows the sweet relationship between a young boy, Albert, and his horse, Joey, who are separated because of the war. Though he’s too young to enlist, young Albert embarks on a dangerous journey to bring Joey home. Will they reunite or not? No spoilers, please!
National Theatre’s War Horse, Tue – Fri: 8pm; Sat: 3pm & 8pm; Sun: 2pm & 7pm, Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981