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A Dream Under the Southern Bough: Reverie 南柯一梦之如梦

Toy Factory Productions TOY肥料厂 (Singapore)

  • 29 – 30 May 2021

    29 May, Sat, 8pm
    30 May, Sun, 2pm
    30 May, Sun, 8pm
  • Theatre
  • Drama Centre Theatre

  • 2h, no intermission

    Rating TBD

    Admission is subject to tickets produced at the entrance
    No admission for infants-in-arms
    Admission for audience age 6 years and above

    Late arrival or Re-entry may result in non-admittance until a suitable break in the performance.

    No Photography, video recording or audio recording is permitted for this event

    Measures will be taken to ensure the health and safety of all patrons at KC Arts Centre.

    This includes wearing a mask at all times for both staff and patrons, temperature taking, TraceTogether check-in and observance of social distancing around the theatre. 

    KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT is SG Clean certified. The cleaning and disinfection of the theatre will take place before and after all performances, including coating of the Theatre with Antimicrobial Shield
  • Performed in Chinese with English & Chinese surtitles
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A Dream Under the Southern Bough: Reverie 南柯一梦之如梦

Toy Factory Productions TOY肥料厂 (Singapore)

A naval officer, Chun Yu Fen ventures into his fantastical dream in the Ant Kingdom in this ambitious undertaking of adapting ming Dynasty playwright's Tang Xianzu's masterpiece onto the modern stage by Singaporean company Toy Factory.

The dream world is an often-explored motif in the greatest works of Ming playwright Tang Xianzu, including A Dream Under the Southern Bough. Hailed as the Shakespeare of the East, Tang’s romantic view of love and dreams were a foil against the feudal conventions of his time.

Bringing Tang’s lyrical play to the modern stage, Toy Factory presents the highly-anticipated first half of this epic play in A Dream Under the Southern Bough: Reverie, as disgraced naval officer Chun Yu Fen falls asleep and is thrust into the Ant Kingdom.

In the ensuing 22 chapters of this wondrous journey, Chun finds himself in a situation beyond his wildest dreams, now betrothed to the Kingdom’s princess and the newly appointed governor of the Southern Bough. It appears to be a time for revelry – but trouble is brewing and inching ever closer.

From the vision of award-winning Goh Boon Teck, don’t miss this enchanting installment of Reverie, which meets its dramatic culmination in Existence, to be presented in SIFA 2020.





依旧由吴文德执导的《南柯一梦》之如梦,将继续婉约旖旎之姿演绎那种似乎了悟人生的感触。同时值得期待的是,2020年推出的巅峰完结篇《南柯一梦》之辱梦—— 将带您回归现实世界,触目蓦然一惊,人生倏忽,名利虚无。

This screening will continue to be on SIFA All-Access till 14th June 2020.