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Are You There, Singapore?

Are You There, Singapore?

Duration:2 hours total
Includes:Food, Drinks and Equipment
Languages:Offered in English

About your host

I’m Singaporean, but like the characters in the play, I actually studied overseas. As such, although I graduated with a degree in Theatre (and Psychology!), I had neither heard of the play nor Yeo until after I returned to Singapore to work in theatre. At that point, I began to ask questions about my identity as a 'Singaporean' practitioner, and also to trace for myself the history of SG theatre.
Sheila
Sheila
Sheila
Sheila

What we’ll do

'Are You There, Singapore?' is actually the first of a trilogy of plays by Robert Yeo, and is a seminal piece of theatre for Singapore – a coming-of-age story of a group of Singaporean university students studying overseas in London, the 1968 play surfaces themes about identity that resonate with Singapore’s struggle to define her own identity post-1965, when she gained full independence from the…

What else you should know

Guests must be able to reasonably understand English, as the personal tours around the arts spaces are only possible in English due to their staff’s language proficiency.

What I’ll provide

Snacks and Other
Local food + a drink. Old-school local snack To munch on as we walk from the first arts space to the second!
Drinks
Cold bottled water The walk from the first arts venue to the second might be quite warm for some (:
Equipment
Printed excerpts of plays Are You There, Singapore? and Mama Looking for Her Cat - both are very famous Singaporean theatre classics.

What to bring

Umbrella/hat - the path from the first to the next isn't entirely sheltered

Where you'll be

We’ll be meeting at City Hall MRT, and we will end at Centre 42, which is right in the heart of the Bras Basah.Bugis Precinct, the arts and heritage district in Singapore's civic centre. In this area, there are many museums and monuments, so you could continue to walk around the area after we meet.

Keep these in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

Guests must be able to reasonably understand English, as the personal tours around the arts spaces are only possible in English due to their staff’s language proficiency.
Sheila
Arts & Design
Are You There, Singapore?
New experience
From $32/person
New experience
From $32/person