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Productions to Catch in June

As August looms and SG50 celebrations are in progress, I am sure our local favourites, the Dim Sum Dollies, have something to say.

Click here to check out their promo video.

If you have missed The History of Singapore Part 2 in December 2014 or better still, caught it and enjoyed it lots, this is the next part of Dim Sum Dollies that you must catch!

This time round, they travel back to when it all began. Join icons of the real Pioneer(ing) Generation! Learn all about Sang Nila and his quest for real estate, Diva-licious Samsui Women, the Sin City Hustle of opium dens  and brothels, and prematurely ejected Kamikaze Pilots. From DVD Pirates and Missionary Nuns to pre-1965 Separation anxiety, the Dollies and their Chopstick will tease, sing and dance their way through more than 700 years of island history, in a whirlwind of sequins, feathers and 3-inch heels!

I loved their part 2, it was comical beyond words, so I am definitely going for this. As the Dim Sum Dollies put it “Facts are not guaranteed but laughter confirmed!”

Tickets  can be purchased here.

05 – 21 June 2015 Esplanade Theatre Show Duration: 2 hours, including a 20-minute intermission Tuesdays – Saturdays: 8pmSaturdays and Sundays: 3pm

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Have you heard of Shinoharu Tatekawa? He is one of the up-and-coming Rakugo performers in Japan and is back in Singapore again coming June to stage an all-English show!

What’s Rakugo? It is a kind of stand-up comedy in a sit-down story-telling style, established in the late 18th century. As a minimalistic performance art, a lone storyteller usually wears a kimono (Japanese traditional clothing), uses a sensu (paper fan) and a tenugui (tiny handkerchief), and entertains the audience by playing several characters on a koza (stage).

This marks the 6th time Vivid Creations is bringing him to Singapore to stage his traditional Japanese comic storytelling performance, thanks to popular demand. What is really special this time round is that he is featuring a Singaporean storyteller at his performance for the very first time.

With a Singaporean touch to it this time round, I wonder how different the performance will be. That said, I am sure the performance will be entertaining, with Shinoharu Tatekawa’s experience in this field. If you have yet to watch such a performance, this is the perfect opportunity! Get your tickets here.

SHINOHARU RAKUGO Venue: YMCA Auditorium @ One Orchard  (1 Orchard Road Singapore 238824) Dates: 19 June 2015 TIME: 19:30 (Door opens at 19:00) Show duration: Approximately 1.5 hours Ticket Pricing: Online: $25*  |   At-the-door: $30*

Writer: Samuel Low

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