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Double the Drama at the Singapore Lyric Opera

Everyone has seen the common theatre symbol before: two masks–one weeping, and the other laughing–representing the Greek Muses of tragedy and comedy. This symbol is mirrored in Singapore Lyric Opera (SLO)’s recently concluded double bill operas, featuring the tragedy Pagliacci by Leoncavallo and the comedy Gianni Schicchi by Puccini. Held at the Esplanade Theatre for only…

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Hello Goodbye: A Review

Say what you want about the overused boy-meets-girl cliché, but Hello Goodbye is an undeniably worthwhile romantic comedy. For starters, the restaged play had previously sold out at the Hampstead theatre in London. The story chronicles two acts (both set in the same self-contained apartment): a chance meeting of a couple over a housing mix-up, and their…

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[Review] W!ld Rice’s Another Country

Another Country by W!LD RICE – Photo Credit: Wong Horng Yih, courtesy of W!LD RICE For the past week since it has opened, Another Country by W!ld Rice as directed by the acclaimed thespians Ivan Heng and Jo Kukathas has taken the literary scene by storm – and rave reviews of the play have been published country wide….

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[Interview] Behind The Tempest

Shakespeare in the Park returns for the eighth time at Fort Canning Park, featuring The Tempest from 29th April to 25th May 2015! Organised by the Singapore Repertory Theatre, Shakespeare in the Park is an annual event that stages the English playwright’s plays outdoors. Over the years, these have included Othello, Macbeth and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. We chat with…

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[Review] Public Enemy

Directed by acclaimed local director Glen Goei, Public Enemy (playing in Victoria Theatre from 9th to 25th April 2015) is an adaptation of Norwegian masterpiece An Enemy of the People. Despite having being written over a hundred years ago by Henrik Ibsen, the central conflicts of the story still hold true today. Starring the versatile Ivan…

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[Review] The Sony Xperia Z3

Having been a loyal (read: lazy) Samsung user the past two years, I began contemplating a change since the last New Year’s Eve, when it dawned on me that my trusty Samsung S4 was a little dated as my friends took out their smartphones during photo-taking time. Being a tech goon also meant that I didn’t…

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