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Author Archives: Sharmila Melissa Yogalingam

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

Interview: Heidi Zolker and Aaron Yap of Singapore Dance Theatre’s ‘The Nutcracker’


It's a 'Nutcracker' set in Shanghai at the turn of the last century. Read More »

Restaurant Review (Singapore): Ku Dé Ta

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Eclectic and pleasurable dishes, a bird's eye view from the 57th floor, and an attentive and helpful staff make this a superb place to meet friends and family for brunch. Read More »

Theatre Review (Singapore): ‘Jack and the Bean Sprout’ by Wild Rice


This quality family-oriented production will appeal to the masses, with catchy and upbeat songs and most dialogue in Singlish. Read More »

Interview: Joel Tan, Writer of Wild Rice’s Pantomime ‘Jack and the Bean Sprout’


'Mostly, I've tried to keep the story moving briskly and quickly so everyone can be out of the theatre early for ice cream.' Read More »

Theatre Review (Singapore): ‘Starlight Express’

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Strange and unique, especially for its time (it was first performed in 1984), 'Starlight Express' is still different in today's theatre landscape. But many of this musical's elements seem outdated. Read More »

Theatre Review (Singapore): ‘Blithe Spirit’ by Noel Coward


Things go very wrong when a medium brings back the spirit of a man's dead wife. Read More »

Theatre Review (Singapore): ‘Rumours’ by Neil Simon

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This funny play was an excellent choice for an amateur theatre company with inexperienced actors. Read More »

Interview: Jereh Leong and Max Chen of Singapore Dance Theatre’s ‘Passages’

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Two innovative choreographers discuss their work. Read More »

Theatre Review (Singapore): ‘Atomic Jaya’ by Huzir Sulaiman


It isn't every day that a local play, about local people and local issues, comes along that is as funny or more so than the best-heralded comedy from the West Read More »

Interview with Claire Wong, Actress from Checkpoint Theatre’s Atomic Jaya


Claire Wong, star of Atomic Jaya, on the challenges and joys of theater in Singapore. Read More »