Streaming from 8 May (Friday), 7.30pm to 22 May (Friday), 3pm / Live Talkback: 14 May (Thursday), 9pm

WILD@HOME – Monkey Goes West

Book & Lyrics By Alfian Sa’at
Directed By Sebastian Tan
Music Composed By Elaine Chan

At this time, when we’re all staying safe by staying home, let us entertain you! From 8 May (7.30pm SGT) to 22 May (3pm SGT), WILD RICE is proud to present Alfian Sa’at’s brilliantly funny, charming Monkey Goes West in the comfort of your living room. Fun for all the family!

Watch the show on YouTube, and join us for a live talkback (more info here) on 14 May at 9pm!

W!LD RICE brings the Year of the Monkey to a happy climax with its 13th holiday musical extravaganza for the whole family! Winner of ‘Production of the Year’ at the 2015 Straits Times Life Theatre Awards, Monkey Goes West is an affectionate and cheeky retelling of the beloved Chinese fantasy classic. Join us for this epic thrill ride that will take you from Haw Par Villa to Jurong West – by way of a colourful world filled with mythical monsters and naughty fairies!

When orphan Ah Tang runs away from home after quarrelling with his adoptive family, he finds himself transported to a new, strange land. There, he befriends a trio of fellow travellers: Wukong, the cheeky Monkey King; Pigsy, a brave but always-hungry warrior; and Sandy, a stubborn but loyal river ogre.

Together, the fearless foursome embark on the adventure of a lifetime, one fraught with trials and dangers aplenty. Can they contain the rowdy mischief of the fire-breathing Red Boy? Will they be able to defeat the monstrous shape-shifting King Bull? How in the world will they get their hands on the magic fan of the man-eating Princess Iron Fan? Most importantly, will Ah Tang ever find a place that he can call home, truly?

This production was recorded live in Drama Centre Theatre on 16 December 2016.

Cast

Kimberly Chan
Chua Enlai
Frances Lee
Joshua Lim
Darius Tan
Sugie Phua
Siti Khalijah Zainal

FIRST STAGE KIDS

Aria, Chloe Choo, Bjorn Haakenson, Ian Lee Yi-En, Filomena Litani, Nadim Sazwan Bin Salam, Andrei Rasmussen, Rizq, Bee Rogers, Sarah Syazlina Binte Mohammed Darni, Alexandra Sawyer, Charlotte Sawyer, Nanami Mistral Sweeney, Ian Tan, Josiah Tan, Phaengbutdi Vanida, Thecla Viyoshi, Lizzie Webster

MARTIAL HOUSE KIDS

Joshua Goh Yew Wei, Koh Jing Wei, Koh Le Bon, Koh Le On, Javis Lee, Shannon Lee Yu En, Leo Jun Jie, Ng Ching Hung, Justin Poon Jun Jie, Clovis Wong, Cody Wong, Xavier Wong

MUSICIANS

Drums: Patrick Ang
Keyboard/Rehearsal Pianist: Elaine Chan
Keyboard/Band leader: August Lum
Guitar: Joshua Tan
Colin Yong: Bass

Creative Team

Book & Lyrics: Alfian Sa’at
Director: Sebastian Tan
Composer: Elaine Chan
Music Director: Bang Wenfu
Choreographer: Andy Benjamin Cai
Movement Coach, Fight Choreographer & Dance Captain: Gordon Choy
Vocal Coach: Irene Jansen
Assistant Vocal Coach: Audrey Jansen
Set Designer: Wong Chee Wai
Lighting Designer: Adrian Tan
Puppet Designer: The Finger Players
Sound Designer: Shah Tahir
Costume Designer: Tube Gallery by Phisit & Saxit
Hair & Head Gear Designer: Ashley Lim
Make-Up Designer: Bobbie Ng (The Make Up Room)

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Our Sponsors

2016 Monkey Goes West Sponsors & Partners

Archangel: AL Wealth Partners Pte Ltd
Corporate Sponsor: Frasers Hospitality
Official Cards: OCBC Arts Platinum Card
Official Make Up: M.A.C.
Official Magazine: 8 Days
Official Printer: Allegro Print
Social Media Partner: DSTNCT
Official Privilege Card: PAssion Card
Official Caterer: Lavish Dine
With Support From: SAFRA &  The Show Company

WILD RICE’s 2020 Season Sponsors & Partners

Archangel: AL Wealth Partners Pte Ltd
Corporate Sponsor: Frasers Hospitality
Official Card Partner: American Express & American Express CapitaCard
Official Make Up: M.A.C.
Official Caterer: Three Embers
Official Printer: Allegro
Official Wine: Wine Concierge
Special Thanks: WILD RICE Angels

WILD RICE Ltd is supported by Singapore’s National Arts Council under the Major Company Scheme for the period from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2022.

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