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The Fall

by James Fritz
Singapore Repertory Theatre: The Young Company
KC Arts Centre, Singapore

The latest batch of SRT'sThe Young Company, a two-year acting programme for 16-25 year olds led by veteran performer Daniel Jenkins, culminate their theatrical experience with James Fritz's The Fall as their graduation showcase.

Comprising three loosely connected scenes, the play was performed to some acclaim by the UK's National Youth Theatre in 2016 and has been billed as a powerful, timely reminder about ageing and inter-generational differences.


There are some clear standouts in the cast. Iris Li shines as a feisty high-school girl who displays a tender side when she encounters a dying old man. Nicholas Kyle Papaoanou commands our attention as an institutionalised octogenarian who embarks on a relationship with a fellow inmate and finally contemplates whether he should undergo voluntary euthanasia.

Bearing in mind Singapore's greying populace, one would think this sort of play is …

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