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The Swordfish, Then The Concubine

PRESENTED BY W!LD RICE
WRITTEN BY Kee Thuan Chye
DIRECTED BY Ivan Heng
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.”
– TODAY

“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