“The Nightingale” is a famous Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale about a Chinese emperor who prefers the tinkling of a bejeweled mechanical bird to the song of a real nightingale. When the Emperor is near death, the nightingale’s song restores his health. The story has been adapted to opera, ballet, musical play, television drama and animated film all around the world.
SRT’s The Little Company (TLC) continues its 2014 season with a new original children’s musical, adapted from this well-loved tale. With book and lyrics by internationally acclaimed writer Mike Kenny and music by Singapore’s Young Artist Award winner Ruth Ling, this is a refreshing retelling of the plain looking, brown Nightingale that spellbinds the Emperor of China with her lilting birdsong. The Emperor captures and keeps her in a gilded cage for his daily entertainment, but alas, along with her freedom, the beautiful voice of the Nightingale is lost, and a singing mechanical bird replaces her. Will the nightingale survive her days in captivity? Will she ever fly freely again? Bring your kids to join the Nightingale and friends in their quest for her freedom.
UK-based director Kate Golledge, who previously helmed TLC’s shows Fantastic Mr Fox and Red Riding Hood, says “I’m looking forward to coming back to Singapore for the third time and working with this brilliant team on The Nightingale. I think the kids will enjoy the pop-music approach to the story we are taking with this production.”
Fri, 1 Aug to Sun, 14 Sep 2014
Tue to Fri: 10am & 2pm*
Sat & Sun: 11am, 2pm
Venue: DBS Arts Centre, Home of the Singapore Repertory Theatre (SRT)
The Nightingale (English)
The Nightingale 夜莺 (Mandarin)
Hop over to Life is in the Small Things to read MummyBean’s review!
Thanks to the generous sponsorship of the SRT, 2 lucky PrincessDanaDiaries readers will win a pair of tickets each to watch The Nightingale (English) on Sunday, 31 August 2014 at 11am. For your chance to to qualify, simply follow the steps below:
This giveaway is open to all readers residing in Singapore and ends midnight, 24 August 2014 (Sunday). Only 1 winner per household is allowed. Winners will be notified by email. All the best!
Rapunzel!!!! My kids enjoy watching play.
Mum's calling says
Red Riding hood!
Nightingale is one of my favourite childhood story, would love to catch it with the kids.
Irene Fock says
Red riding hood! Hope to win so I can bring my boy to watch it after he’s been reading the story umpteen times. Thanks for the giveaway!
Evelyn Hu says
Little red riding hood!
Would love to see this story come alive on stage since the kids have read the chinese version from books and love it!
Missus Tay says
I haven’t been to SRT for any shows so The Nightingale would be our first if we can get tickets! This was one of my favorite stories when I was a little girl. 😊
Candice ([email protected])
I would love to expose my kids to more productions.
Princesses Ling 和 Mama KaRen says
Both of my gals have been asking me to bring them to watch an opera, ballet and musical play. Hope can win this tickets for both of them.
Little Red Riding Hood
My kids loves going to play watching the stories that they read come alive before them.
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adeline koo says
Rapunzel! My boys love play!!
adeline koo says
My boys love plays! Rapunzel!
Susan Koh says
Sophie enjoyed Rapunzel and I want to bring her for this to introduce her to more Chinese classic tales.
Ruby Lee-Tok says
Rapunzel! Love the songs and interactive moments! Wish to win tis tickets coz my kids love music and songs and definitely watching musicals! Thanks for the giveaway
Ai Sakura says
Lil Pumpkin watched Rapunzel with her school friends and really liked it. I’d love to bring her to more plays too
Ai @ Sakura Haruka
Rapunzel!! Hope to win this play as my gal loves reading this story. Thanks the giveaway tickets! !
Name: Mag Yeow
My favourite SRT children’s production is Red Riding Hood! I wanna win these tickets is because I love plays and want to my girls to appreciate them as well!
Akila Ganesan says
Little Red Riding Hood is my favourite play from SRT.I would like to bring my daughter to this play as it will add more love for arts in my her.
Marsh Melting Moments says
Little red riding hood was my best…good storyline n exciting
The Ugly Duckling was meaningful for my girl to learn from the stage.
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Andrew Wong says
Rapunzel is our fav so far! Hope to win this as my son loves watching play since the 1st time we brought him to one.
Red Riding Hood.
Would love to bring my kids to watch this play since they have read the chinese version from books and love it so much!
Lim Yin Ping
Rebecca Chan says
Rapunzel. Would love to win a pair of tickets to spend some time with my lovely girl . She has been an absolute angel while I delivered my second child . Hope this play would be a sweet treat for her .
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Name : Megan Yeo
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My daughter has always enjoy watching Rapunzel. This will also be a good opportunity for me to introduce more Chinese classic tales to her.
My girls enjoyed very much Rapunzel.
They will be thrilled to watch The Nightingale.
Thanks for hosting!
My kids enjoyed rapunzel very much!
Would love to win these nightingale tickets as I’m sure they will love it too.
Joeanne Shim says
Ugly Duckling was my girl’s first theatre experience and she loved it and still remember it till today.
The Nightingale will definitely be as nice too! She will love it!
Jack and the Beanstalk was our favorite.
We love to catch another exciting production by SRT again!
Teo Yee Long says
My daughter and I still remember our first date where I brought her to watch Ugly Duckling. She was initially afraid of the slightly darkened theatre but subsequently engrossed in the show.
She has grown to love theatre shows since then and will surely love to watch Nightingale!
Teo Yee Long
Alan Tan says
Never been to one before and hence would love to go with my child.
Thanks for the giveaway
Rapunzal, my son watched it with teachers and friends, I would love to go for another play with him.
John Teo says
Red Riding Hood
We wish to watch another superb production by SRT
Teo Chin Long
Coffee Lover says
Goldilocks & the 3 Bears
I would like to win the tickets for my daughters
Red Riding Hood.
Have always loved SRT’s productions, would like to share this love with my little boy.
yann at bubsicles.com
We watched Little Red Riding Hood and were very impressed by the standard. Would love to watch Nightingale with my boys!