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Singapore (Theatre Of The Impossible)

By | Published on Wednesday 31 August 2011

“The play begins at the point when the name Singapore was first used, and ends with its last usage.” More a discussion than a show, ‘Singapore’ is both a play and a place, but nothing actually happens in the performance. There are questions and answers, a cup of ginger tea, and a red envelope with a gift inside. If you enjoy conceptual art – or Samuel Beckett – you’ll love the premise behind ‘Singapore’, but it’s not a show for those unwilling to stretch the bounds of what they think theatre is capable of. Nonetheless, there’s some truth in the play’s philosophy: “We have moved past the postmodern, into the realm of the impossible, where the world and art are filled with contradictions.”

Summerhall, 13, 20 Aug, 3.00pm (3.50pm), £4.00 – £5.00, fpp298.
tw rating 4/5