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Wed Jan 11 - Sun Feb 12
Young theatre enthusiasts can rejoice once again as KidsFest returns, bigger and better! Proudly presented by ABA Productions, the festival in 2017 showcases a total of NINE world-class productions adapted from best-selling children’s books. For a month, KidsFest will bring stories from the page to the stage with interactive plots, fun songs and a great dose of humour. Three new shows will be introduced alongside past favourites across two venues – Victoria Theatre and KC Arts Centre – Home of the SRT.
11 – 15 Jan: We’re Going On a Bear Hunt
Join the intrepid adventurers on their quest to find a bear; as they wade through the gigantic swishy swashy grass, the splishy splashy river and the thick oozy, squelchy mud! Expect catchy songs, interactive scenes and plenty of hands-on adventure – plus a few special surprises! Recommended for kids aged 3 and up.
12 – 16 Jan: The Gruffalo
Back by popular demand, the much-loved Gruffalo returns to Singapore to charm old fans and new! Based on the award-winning picture book, journey through the deep dark wood with the plucky Mouse, who outwits the dangerous creatures – including our favourite half-grizzly bear, half-buffalo Gruffalo. Recommended for kids aged 3 and up.
18 – 22 Jan: Shark in The Park
Timothy Pope is looking through his telescope – but wait, what’s this he spies – is that a Shark in the Park? From the Producers of The Hairy Maclary & Friends show – see all three of Nick Sharratt’s ‘Shark in the Park’ books live on stage! Including Shark in the Park, Shark in the Dark and Shark in the Park on a Windy Day – Follow Timothy Pope (and his telescope!) on three exciting adventures in search of the elusive shark! Recommended for kids aged 2 – 6.
19 – 22 Jan: Gruffalos, Ladybirds and Other Beasts
In this brand new interactive show Julia Donaldson acts out her stories and sings her songs with a cast of five including guitar-playing husband Malcolm. Come and watch the plucky mouse outwit the fearsome Gruffalo, and meet your favourite characters from What the Ladybird Heard, Zog, A Squash and a Squeeze and Jack and the Flumflum Tree. Recommended for kids aged 4 – 10.
25 – 28 Jan: Horrible Histories: Awful Egyptians
From the fascinating Pharaohs to the power of the pyramids, join the HORRIBLE HISTORIES team on a sixty minute adventure in awful Egypt! Discover the foul facts of death and decay with the meanest mummies in town – find out why they made their mummies and how they did it! With songs and participation, there’s no better way to learn about Egypt than an hour with the HORRIBLE HISTORIES team! It’s History with the nasty bits left in! Recommended for kids aged 5 – 105!
25 – 29 Jan: Stickman
‘Stick Man lives in the family tree with his Stick Lady Love and their stick children three…’
But the world outside the family tree is a dangerous place for Stick Man. A dog wants to play fetch with him, a swan builds a nest with him and he even ends up on a fire! How will Stick Man ever get back to the family tree? Touching, funny and utterly original, this award-winning production features a trio of top actors and is packed full of puppetry, songs, live music and funky moves. Recommended for kids aged 3 and up.
27 – 29 Jan: Horrible Histories: Best of Barmy Britain
Prepare yourselves for Horrible Histories live on stage featuring all your favourite characters from Britain’s barmy past! Could you beat battling Boudicca? Will King John be a martyr for the Magna Carta? Will you lose your heart or your head to Henry VIII? Can Parliament survive gunpowder Guy? Light up your life with the great fire of London! Stand and deliver to dastardly Dick Turpin? Escape the clutches of Burke and Hare and move to the groove with party Queen Victoria! Recommended for kids aged 5 – 105!
2 – 5 Feb: Romeo & Juliet Untold
Behind all great stories are the people you probably didn’t notice. Shakespeare may not have mentioned them, but they are the ones who really know what happened. The ultimate romance – of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers – retold from the perspective of the Capulets’ party planner. Recommended for kids aged 6 and up.
8 – 12 Feb: The Snail and The Whale
Longing to see the world, a tiny snail hitches a lift on the tail of a humpback whale. Together they go on an amazing adventure – but when the whale gets beached, how will the snail save him? Follow the tiny snail’s exciting journey, as seen through the eyes of an adventurous young girl and her seafaring father. Recommended for kids aged 4 and up.
Tickets are now available at any SISTIC outlet, on the official SISTIC website, or at the hotline 6348 5555. Prices range from $42 to $62. Grab them fast!