Children’s Center, ASIAN CULTURE COMPLEX, Gwangju Rep. of KOREA
Jewels in the Tale is a marvellous and mischievous production, featuring a very carefully selected collection of stories and folklore from around the region. We searched for suitable tales from all over South East Asia… and now we bring you The Crane’s Gratitude from Japan, Tenali Raman and the Three Thieves from India, and The Four Dragons, from China, amongst others. Each tale is told in a different style, with elements of Japanese Noh, Classical Indian Dance, Chinese opera blended with western styles of broad slapstick fun and energy. With energetic physical theatre, masks and puppetry, fun, colour and music, this is drama that will enthral and entertain both young and old alike. There is lively action and beautifully crafted stories for the younger ones, and multi-layered performance with some interesting morals and questions to challenge and engage older ones too. Through this production we hope you will discover some fascinating insights into Asia’s colourful heritage of folk tales.
- Exposure to maybe unfamiliar, but famous Folk Tales from around the region
- Interactive elements to actively engage the audience
- Elements of storytelling though physical theatre, masks and puppetry
- Imaginative use of objects transformed into puppets and props
- An exploration of Asian and Western theatre styles
Devised and performed by Adelynn Tan, Alecia Kim Chua, Elizabeth Loh, Ebi Shankara,
Script and lyrics written and directed by Brian Seward
Sound Design and songs by Stan and Soap
Additional song (Creatures Of the Earth) by Belinda Foo
Choreographed by Cathy Kee
Set and props Designed by Wai Yin Kwok
Lighting Designed by Josiah Yoong
Costumes Designed by Brian Seward
Costume Realisation by Joanne Ng Mui Huang
Production Manager Hatta Sulaiman
Stage Manager Alycia Finley
Sound Ops Sharizal Hamid
Stage Crew Nadia Noordin
General Manager Jasmine Choe
Ticketing and Front Of House Manager Masnita Omar
Ticketing Officer Raudha Latiff
Administrator Rahilah Abdul Rahman
Project Manager (Intern) Marcia Lee
We would like to thank those past contributors to the ‘Dragons’ Series of productions for the creativity that helped to inspire this production : Jonathan Lum, Eleanor Tan, Joni Tham, Feri Susanto, Joyce Teo, Murali. And thanks to Rosemarie Somaiah for giving us that elusive Singapore story!
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We are offering Educational Groups the EXTRA SPECIAL PRICE OF $24.00 per ticket (20% off the standard ticket price of $30.00), and NO SISTIC fee, plus one complimentary ticket for every 15 paid tickets booked.
To make your theatre visit a much more well-rounded and interesting educational experience, we provide a Teachers’ Resource and Stimulus Pack containing information, activities and lesson ideas (upon confirmation of booking), and a free programme and activities booklet for every student when they arrive at the theatre.