Drama Box tests inflatable theatre at Toa Payoh Central

The first of four of Drama Box's lightweight and easily transportable structures was put through a technical trial at Toa Payoh Central, just outside the Toa Payoh Public Library. -- PHOTO: GOLI/FACEBOOK 
The first of four of Drama Box's lightweight and easily transportable structures was put through a technical trial at Toa Payoh Central, just outside the Toa Payoh Public Library. -- PHOTO: GOLI/FACEBOOK 
The first of four of Drama Box's lightweight and easily transportable structures was put through a technical trial at Toa Payoh Central, just outside the Toa Payoh Public Library. -- PHOTO: GOLI/FACEBOOK 
The first of four of Drama Box's lightweight and easily transportable structures was put through a technical trial at Toa Payoh Central, just outside the Toa Payoh Public Library. -- PHOTO: GOLI/FACEBOOK 

Local theatre company Drama Box caught the eye of many a passer-by with a test run of its first inflatable theatre on Friday.

The first of four of its lightweight and easily transportable structures was put through a technical trial at Toa Payoh Central, just outside the Toa Payoh Public Library. The largest of these theatres will be the size of a basketball court and four storeys high.

They are named "GoLi" after the traditional game of marbles and are expected to last about eight to 10 years. The group is aiming to have all four theatres ready for its first Community Theatre Festival in July 2015. The structures can be used to stage theatre productions across the island.

Each green and white GoLi can be fully inflated in 20 minutes. The technical run aims to test how the theatre might work within a public space and how it will fare in Singapore weather.

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