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Published 07 May 2019 at 22:57
When you think of the PLAYtime! interactive theatre series by Esplanade, a lot of fun, all-singing, all-dancing shows that are capable of firing children’s imaginations are bound to come to mind. And with their fantastic artistic directors and authors such as Carina Hales it’s no surprise! For every age and every stage, from under-sixes to adults, they bring children's gently educational stories to life. The characters that kids are introduced to during the PLAYtime! theatrical productions will stimulate creative thoughts, conversations and learning. Since 3rd May 2019 young ones can enjoy Esplanade's brand new children's show. So it’s time to prepare yourselves for adventures of little Shaggy live on stage with the smash hit children's production – Shaggy and the Trims. TickiKids’ Test Patrol families attended this eagerly anticipated premiere and ready to make their own mind ups about things from cast to staging and the venue. Be sure to read this review ahead of watching the performance for a richer idea of all the goings, especially if you have a child on the autism spectrum or with sensory sensitivities.Read
Published 07 March 2019 at 18:40
The iconic Esplanade Theatre Studio, widely famous for its committed family vibe, is currently premiering the newest kids' show The Dragon's Dentist, with tickets on sale now. The PLAYtime interactive theatre series by Esplanade has never let parents down when it comes to kids’ shows. This time, their creative production team promises festive madness for under-sixes and to keep the whole family happily entertained. Last week, joining theatregoers from Singapore, TickiKids Test Patrol attended Esplanade to watch The Dragon's Dentist, a much anticipated performance about a daring adventure of the dragon dentist, his apprentice and poor mythical creature that suffers from toothache. Their overall verdict?
Published 23 August 2018 at 22:02
A happy childhood would not be complete without a little time spent in theatres on a family day out. The Esplanade Theatre Studio is a specialist maker of children’s performances. Parents can be sure that their kids will be captivated and will want to return there again and again. Throughout their wonderful performances, kindness, generosity, support and friendship are always on display. Thus, the Esplanade is currently thrilling the audience with the eagerly anticipated return of The Bird Who Was Afraid of Heights show which is aimed at pre-schoolers and toddlers from 2 years up. Meanwhile, TickiKids’ Test Patrol families were sent there on a juicy assignment and are ready to share their impressions and opinions of the performance.
Published 26 June 2018 at 17:38
Looking for the next awe-inspiring and immersive masterpiece of art for your little theatregoers? Then we cannot keep quiet about the latest children's theatrical smash hit in Singapore.
ABA Productions, an international theatre production company and the host of KidsFest, is preparing to bring to Singapore the eagerly-awaited world premiere of their “Dear Zoo” show. During this tantalising period of anticipation, TickiKids’ Test Patrol families shall attempt to unpick the fantastic phenomenon of the soaraway success recently achieved in Singapore by the sold-out children’s show “Tabby McTat” from the same production group.Read
Published 11 June 2018 at 18:07
If you saw an American fantasy-comedy film «Night at the Museum», you know that the main character Larry had to wage an incredible battle to save the Museum of Natural History, hoping to become at last the bold, adventurous dad he had always wanted to be in his son Nick's eyes. What do you hope to be getting up to when you go to the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum? Fantasy-Adventures versus Story of Evolution! We wondered if there is the same mystical story behind its million scientifically fascinating specimens and were very curious to know what happens within its impressive seven-storey building of 8500 square meters.
Published 16 May 2018 at 19:23
If you made a list of everything you want from a theatre for children, you definitely would not be disappointed by the "Bunny Finds the Right Stuff" show which is currently being shown at the Esplanade Theatre Studio. On 6th May 2018 TickiKids Test Patrol family saw for itself this richly expressive, kind-hearted, warm-spirited performance for children aged 2-6 years.
Published 21 March 2018 at 18:30
It’s long been known that drama education has much more to offer to children than just the dream of becoming a famous actor some time in the future. TickiKids had a chance to discuss the present day situation in drama education with Ruby Lim-Yang, Artistic Director of ACT 3 International and ACT 3 Drama Academy, co-founder of the country’s first professional theatre company focused on the young.
Published 15 March 2018 at 18:01
TickiKids' Test Patrol families visited an amazing Future Food Children Science Workshop held by Euglena Co. The hand-on workshop gave children an opportunity to become a real scientist for a day!Read
Published 06 March 2018 at 23:34
March 1 TickiKids Test Patrol families visited Full Dress Rehearsal for The Dog Who Goes Woof Woof at Esplanade Recital Studio. Find out how much kids (and even parents) enjoyed this touching story.
Inspired by De große Hund by Andrea Hensgen and The Amazing Sarong by Quek Hong Shin, this play is about lonely child and a dog discovering how friendship can be found in all forms, shapes, sizes, colours and ages, if only the heart is open.
Published 27 February 2018 at 03:23
February 22 Tickickids Test Patrol families visited Full Dress Rehearsal for Child's Play: The Story of Redhill held at Esplanade Annexe Studio.
The Story of Redhill is based on Singapore folklore and is produced as a result of collaboration between the director Danny Yeo and 3 Pumpkin Projects. Together they managed to shape a unique and innovative children-only interactive theatre experience.