Presented by: Sight Lines Productions
Date: 29 Jun – 1 Jul, 6 – 8 Jul 2012, Fri – Sun
Fri & Sat: 8:00pm
Sun: 3:00pm & 8:00pm
Duration: 2.5 hrs
Intermission: 15 min
Language: English, Chinese & Hokkien
Fri & Sat 8:00pm: $55, $45
Sun 3:00pm & 8:00pm: $50, $40
Tickets available from: SISTIC
In her quirky new play, award-winning playwright Jean Tay takes on a subject close to every true-blue Singaporean’s heart – Land. On this tiny red dot, where sand is as precious as gold, and both living and dead jostle for space, Boom tells the story of a stubborn old woman and her property agent son, who are struggling over the enbloc sale of their home. Their destinies become linked with that of Jeremiah, an idealistic civil servant, who is facing the greatest challenge of his career – persuading a reluctant corpse to relocate. Boom is a quirky yet poignant tale about relocation of both dead and living, and how personal stories get left behind in the inexorable march of progress.
Boom was first conceptualised at the Royal Court Theatre in London during the International Playwriting Residency in 2007. The play was subsequently developed and staged by the Singapore Repertory Theatre in September 2008. Since then, Boom has also gone on tour in the UK in October 2009 with the London-based Yellow Earth Theatre. Boom was nominated for Best Original Script for the Straits Times’ Life! Theatre Awards in 2009, and is currently used as a recommended “O” and “N” level literature text.
Starring Andrew Lua and Fanny Kee
With Erwin Shah Ismail, Amanda Tee, Benjamin Kheng, Vincent Tee and Engie Ho