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M1 Chinese Theatre Festival is back for the 6th year

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Festival will take place from 3 – 27 August at the The Theatre Practice and Centre 42

The 2017 edition will feature a mix of Chinese productions coming from Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia and China. These productions will showcase topics and formats from children’s theatre to musicals to multisensory performances. Since its debut, the festival’s mission has been to bring audiences and artists together in an intimate performance environment and to encourage dialogue between them.

This year’s M1 Chinese Theatre Festival 2017 will offer 6 ticketed shows, with 3 of them being original creations by The Theatre Practice and 3 other works from Taiwan, Malaysia and China.

M1 Chinese Theatre Festival 2017 highlights, as shared by the organisers:

“A new and original family musical – The wee Question Mark and the Nameless, featuring songs by highly sought-after lyricist Xiaohan and talented musician Julian Wong. This is the second instalment of the series, the first being The wee Question Mark and the Adventurer, staged during the festival in 2015.”

“A poetic puppetry play, The Little Child, by Short One Player Theater from Taiwan. Inspired by true experiences of the director Derrick Wei, The Little Child tells a touching story about life and death through whimsical and graceful puppetry, engaging young ones on heavy topics with a light touch.”

“One of China’s greatest modern writer Lu Xun has been reinvented and brought to life in a physical theatre performance, Lu Xun Blossoms, first co-produced by Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre (China) and Theatre Smith-Gilmour (Canada).”


Tickets are sold from S$28 to S$38 (before ticketing fees) from the SISTIC website and outlets. There are discounts available when purchasing with selected cards and memberships. Groups of 20 persons or more can enjoy a group discount.

Event details

Festival Name: M1 Chinese Theatre Festival
Date: 3 – 27 August 2017
Venue: Practice Space (54 Waterloo Street)
The Theatre Practice Rehearsal Studio (54 Waterloo Street)
Black Box @ Centre 42 (42 Waterloo Street)

More information about the M1 Chinese Theatre Festival, productions and fringe activities can be found at their website.



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