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Author Archives: Sharmila Melissa Yogalingam

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

Interview with Prem John, the Reluctant Actor from Singapore


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

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

hot chocolate theatre

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

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


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

dance like a man

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)

mies julie

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


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’

rock of ages musical

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


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


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

Theatre Review (Singapore): ‘Sound of Music’ by Base Entertainment


Even though the musical rearranges the order of the songs a bit as compared to in the movie, the songs are still just as catchy, melodious, and lyrically apt as you would remember it to be. Read More »