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Moving magic to Bard's work

Acclaimed choreographer Scott Graham works on an updated Merchant Of Venice with the Singapore Repertory Theatre

Published on Apr 29, 2014 12:12 PM
 
Playing in the park: (from left) Bruce Guthrie and Scott Graham directing Julie Wee and Perri Snowdon. -- ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM

The artistic director of British physical theatre company Frantic Assembly, who was lauded for his choreography for the award-winning play The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time in London, will work his magic on a staging of Shakespeare's The Merchant Of Venice in Singapore.

Scott Graham will provide movement direction for Singapore Repertory Theatre's Shakespeare In The Park - The Merchant Of Venice, which opens at Fort Canning Park tomorrow.

Last year, he was nominated for the prestigious Olivier award for his choreography in The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time based on the bestselling Mark Haddon book of the same name.

In 2011, he was nominated for a Drama Desk award for his movement direction in Beautiful Burnout, a play about five young boxers who are trying to make it big.

 
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SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK – THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

Where: Fort Canning Park

When: Tomorrow to May 25, 7.30pm daily, except Tuesday

Admission: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday, $45 (advance ticket, available until one day before the performance) and $55 (event day ticket); Saturday and public holidays, $55 (advance ticket, available until one day before the performance) and $65 (event day ticket)