The Theatre Practice has reinvented its annual festival of Chinese theatre with a playful, experimental theme, but Mandarin theatre is still key to M1 Patch! A Theatre Festival of Artful Play.
The festival, which runs until the end of this month, starts with ImmortalX, a revival of The Theatre Practice's 2007 work of the same name.
Three teenage deities no longer fit in a contemporary world where people have lost faith in traditional beliefs. It is directed by the theatre group's artistic director Kuo Jian Hong and rewritten by Singaporean playwright Su Chun Ying.
WHERE: Practice Space, 54 Waterloo Street MRT: Bras Basah/Bencoolen WHEN: Until Aug 12, various timings. Today and Aug 10, 3 and 8pm; Sunday and Aug 12, 11am and 2pm; Thursday, 11.30am and 3pm; Aug 11, 11am and 3pm ADMISSION: $32 from Sistic (call 6348-5555 or go to www.sistic.com.sg) INFO: Performed in Mandarin with English surtitles. Go to www.practice.org.sg/en/m1patch
LIM CHENG HOE: PAINTING SINGAPORE
More than 60 watercolours of Singapore past, done by the late pioneer painter Lim Cheng Hoe, are on display at the National Gallery Singapore.
Lim was considered one of the leading painters of his generation. Many of the riverfront and outdoor scenes he captured in the 1960s and 1970s have since vanished.
WHERE: Level 4 City Hall Wing, National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew's Road MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: Until June 9 next year, 10am to 7pm (Saturdays to Thursdays), 10am to 9pm (Fridays) ADMISSION: Free for Singaporeans and permanent residents, $20 for foreigners INFO: www.nationalgallery.sg
DIALOGUES OF THE CARMELITES
New Opera Singapore presents Francis Poulenc's dramatic opera set during the 18th-century French Revolution, when nuns were guillotined for refusing to renounce their vocation.
The production features Jeong Ae-ree as artistic director, theatre-maker Noor Effendy Ibrahim as stage director and Chan Wei Shing as music director.
WHERE: Victoria Theatre, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/ Raffles Place WHEN: Today, 7.30pm, and Sunday, 6.30pm ADMISSION: $18 to $80 from Sistic
SSO CHAMBER SERIES: ROSAMUNDE AND THE NIGHTINGALE
The Singapore Symphony Orchestra's SSO Chamber Series highlights music from smaller classical ensembles. This concert, carried by stringed instruments, clarinet and piano, features Schubert's Rosamunde Quartet and Brahms' Clarinet Trio In A Minor.
Performers include Karen Tan (violin), Wang Dandan (viola), Wang Zihao (cello) and Chikako Sasaki (violin).
WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/ Raffles Place WHEN: Today, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $20 from Sistic