Big Brown Girl

Organised by: Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay
Performed by: How Drama
  • Date:
    10 - 19 Dec 2021, Fri, Sat & Sun
  • Time:
    10 & 17 Dec: 9:00pm (At Esplanade & Online)
    11 & 18 Dec: 3:00pm & 8:00pm
    12 & 19 Dec: 3:00pm
  • Duration:
  • Venue:
    Esplanade Theatre Studio & Zoom
    Esplanade Theatre Studio & Zoom Esplanade Theatre Studio & Zoom
  • Language:
  • Admission:
    At Esplanade: $30
    Limited concessions for students, NSFs and seniors: $27
    Online: $10
  • Advisory:
    Advisory: At Esplanade: R18 (Mature Content) Online: M18 (Mature Content)


Flipside 2021 presents How Drama's Big Brown Girl – a brand new performance in both live and digital formats, where no two performances are the same.

Ruby is a big brown girl from Singapore (as her profile reads) who is looking for that special someone in her life. And she needs your help!

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She will date several men in Singapore, Malaysia, Washington D.C and Paris through the course of the show. There is the Parisian DJ who whisks her off her feet, and the Nigerian, living across the causeway, who has a dark secret—just to name a couple.

In this hybrid production with live and digital versions, help Ruby by choosing the story you want to hear. Both on-site and online audiences will determine which of these encounters Ruby will experience in this hour-long production packed with humour, vulnerability and heart.

Matchmake Ruby live at the Esplanade Theatre Studio with a simulcast on Zoom. You hold the cards to turn each show, like every date, into a different experience!

Big Brown Girl