“The Son” review: on losing control

Warning: This review contains light spoilers.

When it comes to mental illnesses, the youth are most at risk. In fact, nearly half of mental illnesses appear before age 14, with the rate of appearance increasing to 75% before age 24.¹ The Son tackles this topic head on.

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Saccharine sweet “Mak Mak Menari”

Bhumi Collective’s Mak Mak Menari tells the story of a traditional Malay dance troupe, as named in the title. “Mak mak” which translates to “mum” and “menari” meaning “dancer” in Bahasa Melayu aptly describes the group of ex-dancers, working mothers and homemakers. Their story is charmingly told; a loving tribute to dance and these Malay women.

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A look back: 2019 theatre in review

I watched a total of 17 plays in 2019. Not a lot, I must admit, and also maybe why the recent Life! theatre awards nominations left me with “Oh, maybe I should have watched that…”. So only two months late, here are my 3 favourite plays from 2019:

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All aboard “The Utama Spaceship”

The Utama Spaceship Incident Report #000291

Reported by: P Tobin

Title/Role: Passenger G328β

Date of Report: 14012020

Location: Space, 59³ light years away from Alpha Centauri

Type of Security Incident: Unauthorised ship repair attempt.

→ A plunger over an air hole.

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