Initially developed with the support of Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay as part of Octoburst! 2018, Hold My Hand returns as a filmed immersive table-top puppetry performance for Octoburst! 2020.
Hold My Hand follows an older brother, Boy, and his younger sister, Girl, as they make their way home from school.
As they set off on their journey, ordinary encounters are transformed into extraordinary ones through their imagination. Even as the siblings play, squabble and fight with each other, Boy learns to take on the responsibility of caring for his sister while Girl learns to face her fears and trust her brother.
About Paper Monkey Theatre
Nestled in the lush greenery of Goodman Arts Centre lies Paper Monkey Theatre, where we create theatre productions and workshops infused with puppetry for children and family entertainment, encouraging artistic development and enriching learning experiences.
The company is formed in April 2008 helmed by well-known puppeteer/playwright in Singapore, Benjamin Ho , with a vision to create a platform of lasting, meaningful theatrical experiences for both children and adults in Asia.
About Jean Tay
Jean Tay is a Singaporean playwright, best known for her plays Everything But the Brain and Boom . Her works have been performed in Singapore, the US, UK and Italy. She is the Artistic Director and co-founder of Saga Seed Theatre.
Image Credit: Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay