SRT’s The Little Company celebrates its 25th Anniversary with a re-staging of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved tale, The Nightingale!
My family thoroughly enjoyed The Nightingale when it was last staged in 2014 in Mandarin. This month, the English adaptation of Danish fairy tale comes back to the KC Arts Centre! Written by Olivier Award-winning playwright, Mike Kenny and directed by Kate Golledge (of Chicken Little, Treasure Island, Red Riding Hood), The Nightingale tells of 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 and we are so privileged to have our very own SRT’s The Little Company’s adaptation, just for kids.
Starring a brand new cast of local talents (Kimberly Chan, Erwin Shah Ismail, Leslie Tay and Natalie Yeap), and featuring the famous local composer, Ruth Ling, The Nightingale is set to be a light-hearted, witty drama that will have children learning what true friendship, trust and love really mean. Come and be enthralled by catchy songs, gorgeous costumes, beautiful props and most importantly, a storyline that will tug at your heartstrings!
The Nightingale (English)
Show Dates: 7 March 2018 to 20 April 2018
Show Times: Mondays to Fridays: 10 am | Saturdays & Public Holidays: 11am
Standard: S$29, S$26
Weekends (Sat & Public Holiday)
Standard: S$49*, S$39, S$36
*Ticket includes a photo taking session with the cast in costume. (Applicable for weekend shows only.)
Tickets exclude booking fee. Enjoy 25% discount off ticket prices for all Sat and PH performances, applicable for Category 1 to 3 tickets.
Venue: KC Arts Centre, Home of the Singapore Repertory Theatre (SRT)
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Thanks to the SRT, we are giving away a pair of tickets to one loyal reader to watch The Nightingale on Saturday, 31 March 2018 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 16 March 2018. Winner will be notified by email and no requests to change show times and dates will be entertained. All the best!
Amanda soh says
Name: Amanda Soh
Email: [email protected]
Our family have not watch any play by SRT before. However I am interested to bring my 5 year old daughter to the play as we read The Nightingale many times. She really loves it very much! If we win this giveaway, it will be a special birthday treats for her.
Very confident that The nightingale will be a wonderful experience just like their previous productions. Have watched The Little red riding hood!!
Xabery Hwe Jun says
We watched Chicken Little and 小红帽 lately. Be it in english or mandarin, the productions were not only entertaining they are very educational as well. I particularly remember feeling very pleased that Chicken Little touched on the topic of inclusivity based on the duck character that has a disability.
Edel Ling says
I’ve caught SRT’s Little Red Riding Hood before and I loved how they gave the classic fairytale their own twist..and in Chinese! I’m looking forward to this production because there’s always lots of singing and dancing and my children love drama!
Mary Chye says
Have watched The Little Red Riding Hood.
I would like to bring my daughters to watch ‘The Nightingale’ as there are four beautiful lessons on friendship to learn from, which I find it is a very meaningful play for my two girls to pick up –
1. True friends let each other be themselves
The emperor selfishly kept the Nightingale in a cage so that he could be entertained daily by her singing, but it only made her miserable. He eventually learns that their friendship worked better when they each had freedom to be themselves and he was happier for it.
2. True friends will always be with you whatever happens
When the Nightingale heard that the Emperor was dying, it quickly flew over and sang for him, even though it meant facing the risk of being put in a cage again. The Nightingale was only concerned with giving comfort to the Emperor.
3. True friendship is forgiving
When the Emperor received a new mechanical songbird, the Nightingale was forgotten. Of course, the Nightingale was sad and very likely felt hurt, but she was quick to forgive and flew to the Emperor’s aid when he needed her.
4. Unconditional love
A true friend loves at all times. Regardless of what the Emperor did to the Nightingale, the bird still loved him.
At the SRT, we’ve watched The Cat in the Hat. It was before my son was born. I brought my two young girls, one of whom was still a toddler. Fast forward a few years… the girls are already in primary school. We would love another SRT experience, this time with the youngest little one to enjoy it together with us. It will be his first theatre experience. I’m sure The Little Company will succeed in dramatizing this well-loved tale by Hans Christian Anderson in a throroughly entertaining and wonderfully fun way!
We have watched way too many! 🤣
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