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Crystalwords Theatre Highlights 2017

Happy New Year's Eve! It's time for the Crystalwords annual Singapore theatre round-up.


2017 has been a strong year for original works and has seen the emergence of many new and rising playwrights. We've seen a bumper crop of local musical productions like TropicanaFun Home and Mama White Snake in addition to seeing celebrated productions  like Hotel and Recalling Mother fly their flag abroad. There have also been a good number of revivals to round out the scene, with a particular emphasis on the three-decade oeuvre of local playwright Haresh Sharma.

Finally, with the news of two new theatres in the pipeline - a waterfront one at The Esplanade and a new performing arts space by W!LD RICE at the revamped Funan Mall - things are certainly looking bright for the arts scene.

On a personal front, I'm glad to have contributed a number of theatre reviews and podcasts to regional arts website Arts Equator (which has just celebrated its first anniversary!) and look forward …

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