The Finger Players

Creating a theatre of imagination


MAIN SEASON

The Main Season branch stages 2 to 3 productions that cater to adult audiences every year. The productions often boast strong visuals, original scripts and imaginative stagings.


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ITSY – The Musical

Enter the new and dark world of nursery rhymes

24 March – 2 April 2017
Victoria Theatre

General Rating, suitable for 7 years old and above

Itsy Bitsy spider has galvanised his eight-legged army to terrorise the characters in the nursery rhyme world. In comes an unlikely hero, a grandfather who’s looking for his grandson. In his search, Grandpa is reacquainted with familiar and colourful friends from the nursery rhymes that he used to sing to his grandson. Unwittingly, he ends up being their hero, the chosen one against the spiders. To save his newfound friends from the eight-legged terror, an epic war ensues between the spiders, and his assembled army, comprising an unfortunate pair of siblings – Jack and Jill, the directionless Three Blind Mice, the fragile Humpty Dumpty and the Twinkle Little Star. Meanwhile, his grandson reappears, in a form that sends shivers down Grandpa’s spine.

Featuring a dazzling display of puppetry and live action, ITSY – The Musical transports audiences to a dazzling world that explodes with glorious colours, stunning effects and enchanting music. At its heart is the powerful and moving story about the bond between a grandparent and his grandchild.

ITSY – The Musical is a marquee event that will rock your world and senses with its imagination and craft.

 

STARRING
Sebastian Tan, Lim Kay Siu, Oliver Chong, Ebi Shankara, Tan Shou Chen, Jo Tan, Audrey Luo, Frances Lee, Zee Wong, Ivan Choong, Yazid Jalil, Rachel Tay, Juni Goh, Ann Lek, Kyongsu Kathy Han, Jo Kwek, Tan Beng Tian, Myra Loke

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Book by Chong Tze Chien (Director)
Music composed, arranged and performed by Darren Ng
Sound Designer: Darren Ng
Lighting Designer: Lim Woan Wen
Set Designer: Wong Chee Wai
Costume Designer: Anthony Tan
Puppetry Designers: Ang Hui Bin, Daniel Sim, Myra Loke, Tan Beng Tian
Choreographer: Ricky Sim
Hair Stylist: Ashley Salon
Make Up Artist: The Make Up Room
Sound by: Ctrl Fre@k
System Design: Jeffrey Yue
Operator: Lee Yew Jin
Production Manager: Lam Dan Fong
Technical Manager: Huang Xiangbin
Stage Manager: Woo Hsia Ling
Assistant Stage Managers: Phua Yun Yun, Tan Xiang Yi
Crew: Gordon Lai, Faizul Baharudin, Teo Pei Si
Wardrobe Manager: Theresa Chan
Publicist: Derrick Chew

TICKETING
Tickets available here


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POOP

19 – 22 October 2017
Victoria Theatre



“When is life worth living; when is death worth celebrating?”

The notion of death and reincarnation has fascinated mankind’s consciousness, religions and literature since time immemorial. 

Poop chronicles the aftermath of a suicide: A GRANDMOTHER bargains with divine powers to release her SON’S soul from hell. Failing which, she brings him home; she takes over the reins of bringing up her GRANDDAUGHTER, while keeping her DAUGHTER-IN-LAW at bay, saving the GRANDDAUGHTER all for herself   She tries to instill in her GRANDDAUGHTER that death is merely a joke, that there’s nothing to cry about as she takes her on a mind trip towards the underworld and purgatory — set against an all-too-familiar urban backdrop of fast food restaurants, underground trains, verdant pastures, and SBS buses. 

These personal fantasies of the afterlife are challenged however when her GRANDDAUGHTER contracts a terminal illness. 

The GRANDMOTHER fights with her DAUGHTER-IN-LAW, converses with the spirit of her SON, goes back in time, drinks a cup of Milo and watches her GRANDDAUGHTER take her final march towards her deathbed in a kind of apocalyptic graphic novel meets Victorian-era toy theatre.

The never-ending days of mourning are brought to lurid 3-dimensional, high-definition life as the agonizing wait for the ultimate redemption is an imprisonment in the realm between living and non-living on earth.


Starring: Jean Ng, Janice Koh, Neo Swee Lin, Julius Foo, Ang Hui Bin
Director/Playwright: Chong Tze Chien
Lighting Designer: Lim Woan Wen
Sound Designer: Darren Ng


The Spirits Play

26 – 29 October 2017
Victoria Theatre

 

In The Spirits Play, five Japanese spirits - a General, a Man, a Mother, a Girl and a Poet - recall their life experience in the Second World War. They are collectively thrown into turmoil in the process of recollection, and in their wish to "make sense" of the war and its atrocities inflicted upon them, not only by the foreign enemy but also by their own government and army. A notable work in Singapore theatre, 'The Spirits Play' poignantly depicts the agony, guilt and turmoil that occur in the aftermath of war.


Starring: Johnny Ng, Tay Kong Hui, Alvin Chiam, Doreen Toh, Tan Wan Sze, Jo Kwek, Myra Loke, Jasmine Xie
Playwright: Kuo Pao Kun
Director: Oliver Chong
Lighting Designer: Lim Woan Wen
Sound Designer: Darren Ng