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I Theatre presents The Nightingale

Source: www.itheatre.org

The Nightingale

Adapted from "The Emperor's Nightingale" by Hans Christian Andersen Written and directed by Brian Seward Music by Bang Wenfu and Belinda Foo

11 - 25 Nov 2006

From the same creative team which brought you the wonderful sell-out musical ¡°Rainbow Fish!¡± comes The Nightingale, an Asian themed family-centred musical featuring a fusion of both Western and Asian techniques, and carefully interweaving live action, puppetry and tuneful original songs.
Money and power cannot buy happiness; and sometimes life¡¯s greatest treasures come in a very plain wrapping.
In this beautiful story, an Emperor with all wealth and power at his command is amazed when he finds true joy in the simple song of a small brown nightingale. It brings him something that none of his money or influence can provide.
However, things get complicated when an imitation nightingale is brought to the Emperor. Will he choose the seemingly better performance of the mechanical bird, or the untamed and unpredictable beauty of the real thing?
The Emperor finds out to his cost that you can¡¯t replace the truth with an imitation, however good it may seem ¨C and it¡¯s up to the most unlikely team of a kitchen maid and a wild bird to save the Emperor and the whole Empire from a major disaster!
Part of the Hans Christian Andersen 2005 worldwide Celebration, this Asian themed family-centred musical will feature a fusion of both Western and Asian techniques, carefully interweaving live action, puppetry and tuneful original songs.
By using a simple and clear story that even the youngest can follow, but with themes and issues very relevant to teens and adults we have created a heart-warming and colourful dramatic experience for everyone.
Bringing together all of our experience in creating children¡¯s and family theatre, we believe that this will be one of the best and most exciting productions we have created so far.
Featuring - Darius Tan, Chio Su Ping, Daren Tan, Alecia Chua, Ernest Seah, Eleanor Tan.
Where are the performances? AGF Theatre, Alliance Française, 1 Sarkies Road A two-minute walk from MRT Newton, buses 66, 67, 170, 171. Best for ages 5 and above!!!! Duration ¨C 1 hr 30 minutes (including 10 minute break)
Buy your tickets now through SISTIC Website: www.sistic.com.sg, SISTIC Hotline: (65) 6348 5555 and SISTIC Authorized Agents islandwide.

CATEGORY

FULL PRICE

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL PRICE
(Buy before 20 Oct 2006)

Adult/child

$19.00

$17.00

Family package (4 persons)

$66.00

$62.00

Big Family Package (5 persons)

$80.00

$75.00

These prices DO NOT include SISTIC fees Special deal for HSBC Credit Card holders and eXplorerkid members ¨C on presentation of card, Buy your tickets at early bird prices but for the full duration of sales
Recommended for children of 5 years and above and families. (Whilst we do not ban children and babes below 5 years, ALL children require a valid ticket to enter the theatre, and we reserve the right to remove any child that is making excessive noise, or is crying during the performance. We ask for parents' understanding in this matter.)
This programme is supported by the NAC Arts Education Programme. Contact I Theatre direct for Special Educational Establishment offer with free tickets for teachers.
For more information on the event roster, visit http://www.itheatre.org/Nightingale.htm.

Content Contributor: www.itheatre.org

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