The Magic Paintbrush 神笔马良

Organised by: Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay
Performed by: Paper Monkey Theatre
  • Date:
    29 Sep - 1 Oct 2017
  • Time:
    29 Sep: 10:30am & 3:00pm
    30 Sep & 1 Oct: 2:00pm & 5:30pm
  • Duration:
    50min (No intermission)
  • Venue:
    Esplanade Theatre Studio
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  • Language:
    Mandarin with English surtitles
  • Admission:
  • Advisory:
    Recommended for children aged 5 and up. Admission only for children aged 4 and up.


Part of "Moonfest – A Mid-Autumn Celebration 艺满中秋"

Winner of M1-The Straits Times Life Theatre Awards 2017 for Best Production for the Young, Paper Monkey Theatre returns to Moonfest with The Magic Paintbrush!

Once upon a time, there lived a poor orphan boy named Ma Liang. He loved to draw, but was too poor to buy a paintbrush, so he used coal and a stick to draw instead. His dedication moved the gods and they gave him a magic paintbrush that brought all the things he drew magically to life! He used the magic paintbrush to help the poor villagers, but an evil landlord and the greedy Emperor captured Ma Liang, and forced him to paint gold and silver for them.

Will Ma Liang be able to escape and continue to do good and help the villagers? Find out in The Magic Paintbrush!

An exciting performance based on a classic Chinese folktale, this engaging puppetry adaptation lets children learn about determination and kindness. Featuring exquisite traditional hand puppets, lively action and melodious music that will enthral and entertain all, from the young to the young at heart!

A Moonfest 2017 commission.






The Magic Paintbrush 神笔马良