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5 Questions with Ghafir Akbar and Jay Saighal on SRT’s Latest Production: Guards at the Taj

Guards at the Taj, written by award-winning playwright and winner of the best new play in the 2016 Obie awards, Rajiv Joseph, will be performed in KC Arts Centre from 14 November 2018 to 1 December 2018. Set in 1648, Guards at the Taj is a dark comedy based on a myth about Taj Mahal, a mausoleum commissioned by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, to house the tomb of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. In the play, the majestic beauty of the Taj Mahal is a deliberate contrast to the ordinary guards who are placed in charge of the mausoleum the day before its unveiling.…
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On a Date with Juliet: Cheryl Tan Crosses The Causeway

Whether you’re a theatre junkie, a picnic lover or Shakespeare himself, Singapore Repertory Theatre’s (SRT)’s “Shakespeare in the Park: Romeo and Juliet” is not to be missed. Catch the last iteration of our favourite Singaporean Shakespeare Spectacle before tickets run out. Cheryl Tan was only 8 when she was first introduced into the world of performing arts. Since then, she has never looked back as she continues to pursue a career as an actress and a jazz singer in Malaysia and Singapore. Some of her most memorable plays include “Beauty World” and other SRT productions, such as “Rapunzel”. In this special two-part series, DANAMIC.ORG were…
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Catching up with Romeo: Every Show a Race for Thomas Pang

Whether you’re a theatre junkie, a picnic lover, or Shakespeare himself, Singapore Repertory Theatre’s (SRT)’s “Shakespeare in the Park: Romeo and Juliet” is not to be missed. Catch the last iteration of our favourite Singaporean Shakespeare Spectacle before tickets run out. Until he was about 19, Thomas wanted to be an astronaut, but his passion for acting was triumphed as he found himself skipping astronomy classes when he was attending college in the States, and became the star himself. After graduating from Laselle College of the Arts, he was involved in notable plays such as “Tribes”, working alongside with veterans like…
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Costa Coffee with Shakespeare: The Bardrista Strikes Back

Costa Coffee’s back at it again, and this time they’ve gone and given themselves an upsize to none other than the Bard himself. A nod to his 400th death anniversary, this Costa Coffee event brought local actor and director Adrian Pang, artistic and managing director of Singapore Repertory Theatre, Gaurav Kripalani, director for the British Council Singapore, Roland Davies, and an old friend, local poet Marc Nair, to weigh in on the significance of the prolific William Shakespeare some four centuries later. Needless to say, we were also accompanied by one Mr. Caffeine and his pals – some good ole’ donuts,…
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Shakespeare In The Park: Celebrate #Shakespeare400 with a Local Twist

It’s been 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare, and yet the world still continues to celebrate the legacy of one of the most revered playwrights ever. Be it events around the globe or online, it’s hard to miss out on the on the festivities and tributes to Shakespeare, especially with the #Shakespeare400 hashtag. Singapore is no exception as well. From 27 April to 22 May, The Singapore Repertory Theatre (SRT) will be presenting “Romeo and Juliet” as part of their annual “Shakespeare in the Park” production. As the name suggests, the play won’t be held in a conventional…
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