Theatre

Forbidden City: Portrait of an Empress

Organised by: Singapore Repertory Theatre and Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay
  • Date:
    8 - 27 Aug 2017
  • Time:
    Tue, Thu & Fri: 8:00pm
    Wed: 2:00pm
    Sat: 3:00pm & 8:00pm
    Sun: 1:30pm & 6:00pm
  • Duration:
    2h (with 20min interval)
  • Venue:
    Esplanade Theatre
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  • Language:
    English with Chinese subtitles
  • Admission:
    Early Bird
    15% savings for Cat 1 & Cat 2 only
    [Valid till 9 Feb 2017]
    [Applicable for 8–20 Aug shows only]

    Preview (8–10 Aug 2017)
    Standard: $48, $68, $78, $108
    VIP: $118
    Restricted View: $28

    Tue–Thu, Evening / Sat, Matinee /
    Sun, Matinee & Evening
    Standard: $58, $78, $98, $118
    VIP: $128
    Restricted View: $38

    Fri & Sat, Evening
    Standard: $68, $88, $108, $128
    VIP: $138
    Restricted View: $38
  • Advisory:
    NIL

Synopsis:

Singapore Repertory Theatre and Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, invite you to join us for the restaging of the most successful original musical ever to be produced in Singapore – Forbidden City: Portrait of an Empress. Following three sold-out runs and over 100,000 tickets sold, this epic musical promises to be the cultural event of the year.

The musical stars Kit Chan as the Empress Dowager Cixi, with Cheryl Tan as the young imperial concubine, Yehenara, and features music by Cultural Medallion winner, Dick Lee. The cast will also include West End star Earl Carpenter (Les Misérables) and Broadway star Stephanie Leigh (Mary Poppins) as well as Singapore's very own Sebastian Tan (Broadway Beng).

Two of the greatest icons of China's ancient history come to life before your eyes in a spectacular musical of epic proportions. Come step into the cloaked world of the Forbidden City and the legendary Empress Dowager Cixi. You'll be mesmerized by this soulful tale of dark secrets, whispered rumours, love, betrayal and power. Forbidden City: Portrait of an Empress explodes on stage with stunning sets, costumes and the ever-haunting question of the truth.

What really happened in the Forbidden City over a century ago? Who was the real Dowager Empress? The Dragon Lady of myth? Or a misunderstood victim of circumstance?

Experience Forbidden City: Portrait of an Empress...then you decide.

Forbidden City: Portrait of an Empress



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