Thursday, April 12, 2007

A bad review :)

Check out our first online review (in a Singapore arts journal, anyhow), on Theatrex by editor Richard Chua.

Basically, his main charge against us is that we tried to do too much on stage - which is quite true; there were many themes I wanted to at least touch on and I wasn't able to do them all justice. But I'm surprised at his view that we should have reduced the play to a plain, simple biographical story - no references to Singapore art, politics and censorship. Rich, there are people in the MDA who want to kiss you right now.

Feel free to go to his site and comment on how apt and well-crafted his essay is. :)


Anonymous said...

Yish, I couldn't get the first two lines. Subject-verb agreement horror.

'251 could have been a deep simple story about the life of Grace Quek, or better known to the world as the Singapore porn star Annabel Chong. But it hasn’t.'

'Bad' review, indeed. : )

Anonymous said...

Oh, Alfian there by the way.

And is there really No Chance of getting a ticket? Re-run leh...

Ng Yi-Sheng said...

Sorry, no. Even my sis can't go! :(

Ng Yi-Sheng said...

But I bet there will be a rerun... Toy has the rights to restage my work for the next two years.