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Author Archives: Sharmila Melissa Yogalingam

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

Interview: Jo Kukathas, of Wild Rice’s ‘The House of Bernarda Alba’

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"I love watching traditional performances in Malaysia or Japan, where people feel quite comfortable talking or eating or sleeping through sections. I wish we could find a way to allow that again." Read More »

Theatre Review (Singapore): ‘The House of Bernarda Alba’ by Federico Garcia Lorca and Chay Yew

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A maniacally strict matriarch imposes an eight-year mourning period on her household, revealing hidden desires, familial secrets, and the consequent lies. Read More »

Theatre Review (Singapore): ‘My Fair Lady’

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Is it any wonder that this musical has lasted and been revived many times over since 1956? Read More »

Theatre Review (Singapore): ‘Bane’ by Joe Bone

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A thrilling one-man murder mystery, with plenty of dark and slapstick humour. Read More »

Interview: Edward Choy from Toy Factory’s Singapore ‘Romeo and Juliet’

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Toy Factory presents a version with some of Shakespeare's most famous speeches turned into song. Read More »

Theatre Review (Singapore): ‘Working on a Special Day’

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A layered character study written by its stars Ana Graham and Antonio Vega probes the psyches of two Italians under Mussolini's rule. Read More »

Theatre Review (Singapore): ‘Take Me Out’ by Richard Greenberg

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In this production of the Tony-winning play about an athlete coming out of the closet, multi-dimensional acting rises above a script that hasn't quite kept pace with the times. Read More »

Theatre Review (Singapore): ‘Notre Dame de Paris – The Musical’

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In this musical telling of the famous tale of the lovelorn hunchback, you'll find yourself singing the catchy melodies long after you leave the theatre. Read More »

Restaurant Review (Singapore): Festive December English Afternoon Tea at L’Espresso

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A great place to relax and enjoy an elegant Afternoon Tea. Read More »

Theatre Review (Singapore): ‘The Woman in Black’ by Stephen Mallatratt

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Not so terrifying in this age of horror films and TV shows, this production is still well worth experiencing on the strength of its powerful acting. Read More »