Theatre

SmartyPants and the Swordfish

Organised by: ART:DIS Singapore
  • Date:
    20 - 24 Mar 2024
  • Time:
    20 Mar, Wed: 2:00pm
    21 Mar, Thu: 2:00pm
    22 Mar, Fri: 2:00pm
    23 Mar, Sat: 11:00am & 3:00pm
    24 Mar, Sun: 11:00am
  • Duration:
    1h 30min (including post-show dialogue)
  • Venue:
    Gateway Theatre Black Box
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  • Language:
    English
  • Admission:
    $35 standard ticket, $18 for persons with disabilities.
    15% off for Early Birds until 21 Feb 11:59pm or 15% off for Family Pax of 4.
  • Advisory:
    6 years and above

Synopsis:

Do you know the legend behind Redhill? Come take a deep dive into Singapore's history whilst learning how to tackle the issue of bullying in SmartyPants and the Swordfish! With acclaimed directors Samantha Scott-Blackhall and Tan Beng Tian at the helm, the story opens with a group of students investigating how a young kampung boy met his demise at the hands of a jealous sultan. As they peel back the layers of this age-old tale, they meet evil advisors, fend off an attack by swordfishes and learn what it means to have empathy for others!

Featuring a collaborative staging between mainstream actors and artists with disabilities, who will be manoeuvring colourful and large puppets to bring the play to life, the diverse casting underpins the message's key theme, which is to have respect for one another, regardless of differences.

A sensory and wheelchair-friendly relaxed performance that incorporates Creative Captioning, Creative Audio Description, Singapore Sign Language Interpretation (SgSL) and Speech-To-Text Interpretation (STTI), everyone is welcome into this imaginative and safe theatre space.

Proudly co-presented by ART:DIS (Arts & Disability Singapore) and Gateway Arts, come join us on this immersive, interactive and inclusive journey as we redefine the theatrical experience for all.

SmartyPants and the Swordfish


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