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The Swordfish, Then The Concubine

WRITTEN BY Kee Thuan Chye
STARRING Syazwan bin Borhan / Alecia Kim Chua / Gerald Chew / Gordon Choy / Farhan Hassan / Sani Hussin / Lim Yu-Beng / Timothy Nga / Judy Ngo / Rodney Oliveiro / Farahliza Ong / Tony Quek / Najib Soiman / Darius Tan / Elena Wang
DATES 6 – 10 August 2008
VENUE Drama Centre Theatre

Swordfish attack Singapura, terrorising its citizens. A boy saves the kingdom by lining the beach with banana stems. But the Sultan, at his ministers’ advice, has the boy executed.

A generation later, the Sultan’s successor, his son, breaks the covenant between subject and ruler when he has his concubine publicly executed on trumped-up charges, bringing untold shame to her family. Sure enough, an armada of ships from the Majapahit Empire soon appears on the horizon, and threatens Singapura’s supremacy.

“A refreshingly good laugh.”

“Funny. Engaging. Heng’s steered the production admirably. His eyes never wandered away from the horror and violence that underpinned the action.”
– The Straits Times