PULAU UJONG / ISLAND AT THE END

From 15 Sep 2022

Wild Rice @ Funan

Pulau Ujong, or “Island at the End”, is one of the oldest recorded names for Singapore. But what was it like at the beginning, before humans started transforming the landscape? What lifeforms once filled its rainforests and rivers, and which ones are now extinct? With temperatures soaring twice as fast as the rest of the world, what will this island’s future look like?

Written with heartfelt insight by award-winning playwright Alfian Sa’at, Pulau Ujong is a riveting piece of documentary theatre featuring interviews with climate scientists, botanists, zoologists, environmental historians and activists. Their words, wishes and worries for the world take centre stage alongside the more-than-human voices we all need to hear – from zoo mascot Ah Meng to Singapore’s last tiger.

Brought to thrilling, kaleidoscopic heights by director Edith Podesta and a brilliant ensemble cast, Pulau Ujong is both an elegy and a cry of hope. At a time when we can no longer afford to turn a blind eye to climate change as it ravages the entire planet, Pulau Ujong invites audiences to re-acquaint themselves with the miracles and mysteries of the natural world.

Duration: approximately 1 hour 45 minutes (including intermission)
IMDA Rating: TBA

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Previews – Thu 15 Sep & Fri 16 Sep, 7.30pm
$20, $30, $50, $60

Tue, Wed & Thu, 7:30pm
$25, $35, $55, $65

Fri, 7:30pm /  Sat, 2:30pm & 7:30pm / Sun, 2:30pm
$30, $40, $60, $70

As part of Wild Rice’s mission to make theatre accessible to people from all walks of life, we will be presenting the following access performances of Pulau Ujong / Island at the End!

CAPTIONED PERFORMANCES
20 & 21 SEP 2022, 7:30PM

These performances feature captions during the show to accommodate patrons with slight to profound hearing loss. Please book seats in Balcony 1 for the best view of the captions.

 AUDIO-DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE WITH TOUCH TOUR
1 OCT 2022, 2:30PM (TOUCH TOUR STARTS AT 1:15PM)

This performance is an inclusive theatrical experience featuring audio commentary on the play (interspersed with the actors’ live dialogue) that will be relayed via a headset. There will be an accompanying tactile tour of the stage, set and props. This will provide audience members who are blind or partially sighted more insight into our show.

Get closer to the drama in these insightful post-show discussions with the cast and creative team after the show!

22 SEP 2022
29 SEP 2022

If you would like to attend a talkback, we highly recommend booking tickets for the accompanying performances as these dialogue sessions will include spoilers for the show.

Al-Matin Yatim
Ryan Ang
Koh Wan Ching
Krish Natarajan
Siti Khalijah Zainal

Playwright Alfian Sa’at
Director Edith Podesta
Lighting Designer Steve Kwek
Costume Designer Max Tan
Multimedia Designer He Shuming
Sound Designer Jing Ng
Hair Designer Ashley Lim
Make-Up Designer Bobbie Ng