Originally staged as part of Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay’s Opening Festival in October 2002, Forbidden City: Portrait of an Empress went on to be one of the most successful made-in-Singapore musicals produced with over 100,000 tickets sold. Hence, how it received it’s iconic status today. It has all the right ingredients of a true epic tale—a young concubine in love, a dying Emperor, a heartless traitor, an idealistic artist and an empire that stands to fall. Forbidden City: Portrait of an Empress sets a new standard for Singapore musical theatre, with stylised sets and stunning costume design.
Many who might’ve missed Forbidden City’s first showing can now rejoice as the Singapore Repertory Theatre brings back the theatre classic from the noughties. Local singing sensation Kit Chan is back as the heroic Empress and is supported by a stellar cast including Sebastian Tan, Cheryl Tan and Life! Theatre Award winner Benjamin Chow. West End sensation Earl Carpenter (Les Miserables) and Broadway star Steffanie Leigh (Mary Poppins) also star in the musical. Music is by Dick Lee, who needs no introduction in the local theatre and music scene.
Forbidden City promises to be not only a visual spectacle, it also invites you to be part of Singapore’s performing arts history. You can watch the trailer below for a little taste:
Tickets are available at all SISTIC outlets or you can purchase it online here.
BAZAAR will be giving away ten (10) pairs of Category 3 tickets worth $164 per pair. Simply fill in the form below to stand a chance to win.
Giveaway ends 13 August 2017.
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