Changing Shift, (《Uncle 你要去哪里? 》) is a comedic outdoor play commissioned by the National Heritage Board, in conjunction with Singapore HeritageFest 2023, which will take place under the iconic Banyan Tree located at National Museum of Singapore on Saturday May 6 and Sunday May 7, 2023.
It is a light-hearted outdoor play inspired by real stories that revolve around the post-covid experiences of land transport workers and how daily acts of kindness could significantly touch someone's heart. Told through narration by a taxi driver, a trishaw rider and a carpark attendant, the story looks into the evolving public transport landscape in Singapore and how modernization and COVID-19 have changed their livelihoods.
Changing Shift explores the challenges of old and new transport workers as they meet people from all walks of life, and how their optimistic personas bring valuable lessons to the people they meet. As commuters increasingly rely on public transport, it stirs deeper conversations for the public to "look back", in retrospect, how we deal with our dilemmas of life, when we are caught up in a hectic and fast paced society, exacerbated during our journeys.
Co-organised by The ETCeteras 海燕等人
A Programme under Singapore HeritageFest 文化遗产节
Supported by National Heritage Board
Written and Directed by Lim Hai Yen 林海燕
Produced by Dennis Toh 卓庆成
Performed by Melissa Sidek, Dennis Toh and Tony Lu 吕瑶琨
Spoken in English (with some Malay, Mandarin and Dialects)
Music played by Gawin 谢逸轩
Movement Choreography by Singapore Dance Ensemble新加坡聚舞坊
Theme song by Shirley Lim and Jojo Teh
Set design by Ng Yak Whee 黄意会
Costume Design by Nicole Jee
Makeup by Makeover Inc
Photography and Videography by Joel Chew
Publicity design by Reaso8 Asia
Free with registration. Tickets can be redeemed from Peatix.
Open outdoor seating by the green. Do bring your picnic mats for comfort. Bench seats are prioritised for seniors and physically challenged friends.
Subject to weather conditions, the play may be adjourned to the bus bay if it rains. See you there, rain or shine, at the National Museum!