Singapore playwright Stella Kon writes musical about her great-grandfather, pioneer Lim Boon Keng

Playwright Stella Kon, who wrote Lim Boon Keng - The Musical.
Playwright Stella Kon, who wrote Lim Boon Keng - The Musical.PHOTO: THE MAKEOVER INC

SINGAPORE - A new musical about Singapore pioneer Lim Boon Keng traces the ups and downs of his life, emphasising his attitudes towards education, society and love.

It is penned by his great-granddaughter, playwright Stella Kon, who is also responsible for the renowned monodrama Emily Of Emerald Hill, first performed in Malaysia in 1984.

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