Theatre fans are in for a treat! Sit back and catch these plays, comedy acts, musicals and theatre shows in Singapore.
We’re thrilled to have more local and international theatre shows, fun musicals and comedy acts back on stage. This year, we’ve got award-winning musicals, modern adaptations of celebrated classics, premises that hit close to home, and talented ensembles waiting to wow us with their acting and singing chops. Presenting the most exciting upcoming theatre shows in Singapore.
Theatre shows in Singapore to watch
1. We Will Rock You
5 – 22 January
Are you a fan of the rock band, Queen? Catch this rock concert-slash-musical. The reimagined production, directed and choreographed by Olivier Award nominee Nick Winston, presents 24 of Queen’s greatest hits. Sing along to favourites like Killer Queen, Under Pressure, We Are the Champions, Radio Ga Ga and, of course, We Will Rock You. The premise? Follow two revolutionaries as they go on a quest to save rock ’n’ roll music in a post-apocalyptic world. Expect a spectacular set, cool costumes and amazing vocals in this high-octane production.
We Will Rock You, book your tickets online
2. Disney’s Frozen The Hit Broadway Musical
5 February – 19 March
Frozen fans, strap on for a theatrical experience unlike any other. Watch the characters you love come to life on stage complete with magical sets, intricate costumes and show-stopping special effects. Expect popular songs like Let It Go and In Summer along with an expanded score of more foot-tapping numbers. We got a naughty little sneak peek last year and let’s just say you’re in for a treat!
Disney’s Frozen The Hit Broadway Musical, Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands, B1, 4 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018973
3. An Inspector Calls
From 2 March
Director Glen Goei reimagines the 1945 play ‘An Inspector Calls’, originally written by English dramatist J.B. Priestley. A middle-class family’s celebratory dinner is cut short thanks to the unexpected arrival of an inspector. Tensions arise as he investigates the death of a young woman. This results in a clash of morality, class and conscience. Undoubtedly, the play is still relevant today as it makes us reflect on the disparities of power and privilege. Quite a poignant play to catch.
An Inspector Calls, Wild Rice @ Funan, Level 4, 107 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179105
4. Sarah Millican “Bobby Dazzler” Live in Singapore
Award-winning English comedian Sarah Millican makes her Asian debut with a one-night-only comedy act in Singapore. Expect a no holds barred recount of her life events – she shares the highs and lows of ageing, her sex life, and her experience with… haemorrhoids. It’s going to get real!
Sarah Millican “Bobby Dazzler” Live in Singapore, The Theatre at Mediacorp, 1 Stars Avenue, Singapore 138507
5. Brown Boys Don’t Tell Jokes
23 March – 2 April
It’s not often that we explore the ebbs and flows of male friendships. Playwright Myle Yan Tay and director Huzir Sulaiman attempt to do so in this powerful play about the examination of friendship, race, and masculinity in our country. What happens when five friends – who are now a politician, a musician, an activist, an academic, and a therapist – reunite after years? Secrets are revealed, old conflicts are revisited, and loyalties are tested.
Brown Boys Don’t Tell Jokes, Drama Centre Black Box, #03-01 National Library, 100 Victoria Street, Singapore 188064
6. The Soldier & His Virtuous Wife
30 March – 16 April
Joanna Dong, MengFM’s Cavin Soh and Ric Liu, and Sugie Phua star in this Mandarin comedy-musical. This modern adaptation of the traditional Yuan opera ‘Qiu Hu Flirts With His Wife’ is packed with campy musical theatre flair and modern references. The lives of Qiu Hu (Cavin Soh) and Mei Ying (Joanna Dong) take a turn when Qiu Hu is called to be enlisted in the army. In the meantime, local tyrant Master Li (Ric Liu) has his eye set on Mei Ying instead. How will the events conspire when Qiu Hu returns after 10 years? You’ll have to watch it for yourself.
The Soldier & His Virtuous Wife, performed in Mandarin with English surtitles, Drama Centre Theatre, #03-01 National Library, 100 Victoria Street, Singapore 188064
7. Shaun The Sheep’s Circus Show
10 – 21 May
Your childhood animation series has turned into an acrobat show! Treat yourself to an entertaining spectacle of Aardman’s hilarious shenanigans and Australian circus ensemble Circa’s daredevil acrobatics and vibrant circus skills.
Shaun The Sheep’s Circus Show, Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands, B1, 4 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018973
8. Tender Submission
17 – 27 Aug 2023
Veteran actors and real-life couple Neo Swee Lin and Lim Kay Siu take the stage for this play. They play Catherine and David, whose decades-long marriage is put to the test as they await the results of an important vote. What happens when values change, and faith and purpose clash? Putting relationships at the forefront, Lucas Ho’s new play grapples with the tensions between the institutional and the individual.
Tender Submission, Drama Centre Black Box, #03-01 National Library, 100 Victoria Street, Singapore 188064
There you have it, the upcoming theatre shows in Singapore we’re looking forward to in 2022. Stay tuned as we update the list with more! *aaand scene*