The Puppets Are Alright

Organised by: The Finger Players
  • Date:
    22, 23, 24, 25, 26 Feb 2023
  • Time:
    22 - 25 Feb: 8:00pm
    26 Feb: 3:00pm
  • Duration:
    2h with a 15min intermission
  • Venue:
    Drama Centre Black Box, Level 5, National Library Building
    Drama Centre Black Box, Level 5, National Library BuildingDrama Centre Black Box, Level 5, National Library Building
  • Language:
    English and Chinese
  • Admission:
    $38 Standard Tickets

    20% Early Bird
    20% Local/Overseas Students, NSF, Senior Citizen (55 years old and above)

  • Advisory:


The Puppets Are Alright is a celebration of all things puppetry. Featuring a triple bill of puppetry-led works, The Puppets Are Alright marks the final production of Ellison Tan and Myra Loke's 2019-2023 stint as The Finger Players' Co-Artistic Directors.

The show is a culmination of The Maker's Lab from 2020 to 2023, an initiative by TFP to nurture and grow builders and designers of puppets and objects.


Playwright: Ellison Tan
Director: Myra Loke
TML Maker / Puppet Designer & Maker: Marilyn Ang
Performers / Puppeteers: Ian Tan, T. Sasitharan

On a bench, Paul and his father tell each other stories, disregard their unhappiness with reckless abandon, and allowed their souls to be healed by each other.


Playwright & Director: Oliver Chong
Puppet Designer & Maker: Loo An Ni
Performers / Puppeteers: Alvin Chiam, Angelina Chandra, Jo Kwek, Rachel Nip

A relationship has run its course and a man sits at his desk to finalize a separation.


Playwright: Chong Tze Chien
Director: Liew Jia Yi
Puppet Designer & Maker: Sim Xin Feng
Performers / Puppeteers: Doreen Toh, Neo Hai Bin

She clings on to her dead husband's memories, lovingly preserved in an electronic shell of him in her house. He lives on in a fictional world that she tenderly and tirelessly recreates, while their son is caught in between, unable to move on.

The Puppets Are Alright