Esplanade Presents Kid-Friendly Theatre Performance, PLAYtime! Together



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Together spotlights on a brother-sister relationship and how they navigate the challenges and struggles of the 'new normal' by engaging in unstructured and imaginative play.

Photo Credit: Esplanade

Venue: Esplanade Theatre Studio
Date:
now till 21 Aug 2022
Time: Various timings (45 minutes, no intermission)
Fee: $20 per pax

Happening at the Esplanade Theatre Studio till 21 Aug 2022, PLAYtime! Together is an interactive performance for families that is sure to delight! 

Synopsis

Gor Gor and Mei Mei are stuck at home and bored. Unlike the past when they could go outdoors and play with their friends, they are becoming restless from having to stay indoors all the time. Even though mummy is working from home, she is swamped with endless online meetings and they have to be quiet so that they do not bother her. With no iPad nor a chance to leave their home, where else can they go to have fun?

Join the siblings as they go on an adventure and discover new ways to play together. Using the power of imagination, they give new meaning to spaces and everyday objects in their home. Follow them as they travel through whimsical worlds and meet funny creatures and characters along the way as they play freely together within the confines of their HDB flat.

Together is a theatre performance that focuses on how little ones can engage in unstructured play and how imaginative play can transcend boundaries and challenges. Shining a light on sibling relationships, journey along with the pair as they encourage each other and show moments of empathy and understanding as they navigate the challenges and struggles of the 'new normal'.

Relaxed Performance

All performances are relaxed performance, that is a performance that has been adapted in particular ways which make it more accessible for children, including those who are on the autism spectrum, as well as children with sensory or communication conditions or learning disabilities. 

Our Thoughts

Thanks to the Esplanade for the invite to experience the show. As a kid-friendly interactive play, we must say that it was a thoroughly enjoyable session for both the kids and adults.

The setting of the play was very timely - particularly with the recent COVID-19 pandemic when parents had to work-from-home and kids had to stay home. As such, we believe that most families - especially those with multiple kids - will definitely be able to relate to the show.

The show is recommended for 3 to 6 years old and open to all ages, we feel that it is most suitable for children aged between 5 to 6 years as they will be able to better understand the plot and dialogue therefore, better able to engage/participate in the session more meaningfully.

With that being said, the interactive performance also involves the creative use of puppets and props, which will definitely be a hit with the younger kids (i.e., those below the age of 5) too.

Do note that audiences will be sitting on the floor for the performance too. 

Ticketing Details

Shows are available across multiple times until 21 Aug 2022. Tickets are priced at $20 per pax and may be purchased online.

Tickets are required for all patrons including infant-in-arms. PIP’s Club Special: 10% savings for 2 or more tickets. For school bookings, please call the Esplanade Box Office at 68288389 or e-mail boxoffice@esplanade.com.

Recommended Age: kids aged 3 to 6 years. This session is open to all ages and will be conducted in English.

COVID-19 Advisory

With the simplification of COVID-19 measures, safe distancing is no longer required between masked audiences. As such, there may be other patrons seated next to and around you.  

All patrons (except for children aged 12 and below) need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Full vaccination refers to: 

  • having received the appropriate regimen of World Health Organisation Emergency Use Listing (WHO EUL) vaccines including their respective duration post-vaccination for the vaccine to be fully effective, and had their vaccination records ingested in MOH‚Äôs national IT systems

  • recovery from a COVID-19 infection within the last 180 days¬†¬†

Mask-wearing is required for all audiences aged 2 and above. Children aged 2 to 12 who have difficulties wearing a mask may wear a face shield for indoor events.

For information about late seating, photography and more, please refer to Esplanade's general advisory.



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This article is prepared by

Leona Quek
Blessed with 3 handsome and loving boys in her life. Two of them call her Mommy, the other calls her Wifey. Every night, she wishes for an early bedtime, but misses her babies as soon as they sleep.

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