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Author Archives: Sharmila Melissa Yogalingam

Ex-professor, Ex-phd student, current freelance critic, writer and filmmaker.

Theatre Review (Singapore): ‘The Arsonists’ at Hot Chocolate Theatre

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Though the production is very problematic, it should be considered a feather in Hot Chocolate's cap that this brand-new amateur theatre could do something difficult. Read More »

Interview with Prem John, the Reluctant Actor from Singapore

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Acting was never something I dreamt of ever! Read More »

Hot Chocolate Theatre, Singapore’s First Repertory Theatre, to Open with ‘The Arsonists’

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Singapore has never had a true repertory theatre before. Read More »

Interview with Kalki Koechlin – from Bollywood to ‘Trivial Disasters’ in Singapore

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I am myself on a special journey and taking everything as it comes. Everyday is a surprise. Read More »

Theatre Review (Singapore): ‘Dance Like a Man’ by Mahesh Dattani

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India's longest-running English-language play proves that Dance has the power to fracture, but also mend, relationships Read More »

Theatre Review (Singapore): ‘Mies Julie’ by Yaël Farber (Based on Strindberg)

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Despite some preachiness, the authentic, organic, and powerful performances from the cast and accompanying musicians make this steamy and erotic tale seduce its audience. Read More »

Theatre Review (Singapore): ‘Hotpants’ by Dick Lee

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Singapore has changed so much since 1972, but the very funny 'Hotpants' is still relevant and exciting today. Read More »

Theatre Review (Singapore): ‘Rock of Ages’

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This weird 1980s jukebox musical is exciting and fun, and the humourous acting along with recognizable rock songs make it one you shouldn't miss. Read More »

Theatre Review (Singapore): ‘Women of Asia’ by Asa Gim Palomera

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Though 'Women of Asia' was written 20 years ago, its points about how women are treated are still very much relevant today. Read More »

Theatre Review (Singapore): ‘What the Butler Saw’ by Joe Orton

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So if a zany and insane story entertains you, this play will certainly be one you'll enjoy. Read More »