Streaming from 22 May (Friday), 7.30pm to 7 June (Sunday), 11.59pm / Live Talkback: 28 May (Thursday), 9pm

WILD@HOME – Mama White Snake

Directed by Pam Oei
Book & Lyrics by Alfian Sa'at
Music by Elaine Chan

At this time, when we’re all staying safe by staying home, let us entertain you! From 22 May (7.30pm SGT) to 7 June (11.59pm SGT), WILD RICE is proud to present Mama White Snake, Alfian Sa’at’s cheeky and charming spin on the classic Chinese folk tale.

For all his young life, Meng has dreamt of adventures beyond the confines of Emei Mountain. But his mother and aunt have always kept him close, warning him of the dangers and strangers lurking in the outside world.

Finally, Meng decides he has had enough of the creature comforts of home. Striking out on his own, he enrols in a martial arts school run by the mysterious Master Fahai.

There, he finds new friends and new love… even as old secrets from his family’s past slither to the surface. Fahai soon realises that Meng has been kept in the dark about who his mother and aunt really are: the magical White Snake and Green Snake of legend!

What will Meng do when he learns of his true heritage? Will Fahai succeed in driving a wedge between Meng and his mum? And, as chaos breaks out between enemies old and new, can true love overcome ancient rivalries and family quarrels?

Directed by Pam Oei, Mama White Snake features a sparkling script by Alfian Sa’at and a delightful score by Elaine Chan. For the first time in 30 years, Glen Goei returns to the Singapore stage in the title role – forming a celestial sister act with Ivan Heng as Green Snake. Together, they lead a stellar cast that includes Siti Khalijah Zainal, Zelda Tatiana Ng, Cheryl Tan, Andrew Marko and the First Stage Kids.

Watch the show on YouTube and join us for a live talkback (more info here) on 28 May at 9pm!

This production was recorded live in Drama Centre Theatre on 8 December 2017.


Reviews

Mama White Snake is a charming, family-friendly performance designed to get the best from the audience and the cast. The actors embrace the pantomime tradition of call-and-response and whip the audience into a frenzy at key points. – The Straits Times

WHEN Glen Goei and Ivan Heng first appeared on stage, cross-dressed to the nines and simultaneously calling each other “sister”, you know you’re in for a lunatic whirl of a treat. – The Business Times

With Mama White Snake, Wild Rice has delivered a fantastic year end pantomime once again, going beyond pure entertainment to truly perform a theatrical extravaganza to be proud of, with high production value, unforgettable scenes and a strong, energetic cast who’re clearly enjoying themselves as much as we are. – Bakchormeeboy.com

You can expect loads of good ol’ Singapore humour, a hefty dose of Chinese opera and pop culture references in between. The jokes and puns are not your usual cringe-y lines – they are well thought out, and delivered in such a way where you’ll find yourself laughing along. Mama White Snake is full of family fun and laugh-out-loud moments. – Nylon Singapore

This fun, fascinating family-friendly musical anchored by Glen Goei and Ivan Heng is one not to be missed. – Our Parenting World

Cast

Glen Goei
Ivan Heng
Andrew Marko
Cheryl Tan
Siti Khalijah Zainal
Zelda Tatiana Ng
Gordon Choy

FIRST STAGE Kids

Jeffree Cheng, Emilia Francis Klein, Nadim Sazwan Bin Salam, Rizq Anaqi Bin Suhaimi, Bee Rogers, Zoe Rowe, Mattheus Siau, Sri Qaseh Nuraisyah Binte Abdullah, Ashleigh Clarise Tan, Ian Tan Ka Jung, Josiah Tan, Gabrielle Tay Yuet Ling, Bernice Teo, Aria Zhang

Martial House Kids

Joshua Goh, Koh Jing Wei, Koh Le Bon, Koh Le On, Shannon Lee Yu En, Leo Jun Jie, Matthew Tan, Lucas Teo Jia Hao

Creative Team

Book & Lyrics Alfian Sa’at
Director Pam Oei
Music Composer/Vocal Coach Elaine Chan
Choreographer Andy Benjamin Cai
Dance Captain Nicholas Long
Martial Arts & Fight Choreographer Gordon Choy
Chinese Opera Choreographer Choy Yien Chow
Set Designer Wong Chee Wai
Multimedia Designer Brian Gothong Tan
Lighting Designer Adrian Tan
Costume Designer Tube Gallery by Phisit & Saxit
Sound Designer Shah Tahir
Hair & Heargear Designer Ashley Lim
Make-Up Designer The Make Up Room
Puppet Designer Frankie Malachi
Magic/Special Effects Consultants Francis Ang & Kiki Tay
Sign-Language Interpreters Nur Amirah Binte Osman, Siti Rohanna Binte Omar & Teo Zhi Xiong

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Our Sponsors

2017 Mama White Snake Sponsors & Partners

Archangel: AL Wealth Partners Pte Ltd
Corporate Sponsor: Frasers Hospitality
Official Cards Partner: DBS
Official Make Up: M.A.C.
Official Printer: Allegro Print
Official Privilege Card: PAssion Card
Official Caterer: Lavish Dine
With Support From: Lee Foundation & Arts Fund

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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