[Giveaway] ACT 3i Festival for Children

by - Thursday, May 05, 2016

ACT 3 International, Singapore’s leading Arts company for the young, is proud to announce the launch of a brand new ACT 3i Festival for Children dedicated to children from 2 to 12 years old. Packed with exquisite, high quality and awe-inspiring theatre performances that will include original works from Singapore, Italy, Sweden, Argentina, the U.K and Canada, to give young audiences a unique and memorable experience to enrich their lives through Arts and Culture.

ACT 3i Festival for Children will be taking place daily from 24 May to 5 June 2016 at the centrally-located Drama Centre. 

More information of the Festival can be found here. Here are some of the highlights from the Festival:

1) Marmalade
By Claire Parsons Co, Sweden

For 2 to 6 years old
31 May to 5 June 2016
Drama Centre Black Box
Running Time: 40 minutes

A deliciously tactile performance that blends poetic movements with circus-based actions, Marmalade is the first collaboration between choreographer Claire Parsons and juggler Viktor Gyllenberg. The characters look at the world through the five senses as they invite audiences to feel, taste, and think about what marmalade can be.  More information here.

2) Hanà e Momò 
By Principio Attivo Teatro, Italy 
Created and directed by Cristina Mileti and Francesca Randazzo

For 3 to 8 year olds
31 May to 5 June 2016
Drama Centre Visitors Centre
Running Time: 60 minutes

A beautifully constructed piece surrounding two friends – Hanà and Momò – named after the Japanese word for ‘flower’ and ‘peach’ respectively – and the development of their relationship, which begins as rivalry and culminates as friendship. Using simple and natural materials such as sand, paper, wood and bamboo to symbolise different characters, the actresses invite the audience into their childhood world. All will be mesmerised at how so much can be related with very little, and how actors, movement props and audience meld within this performance. Freely adapted from the book Fairy Tale of Love by Hermann Hesse, it hints on the importance of happiness when doing things together. More information here.

3) Snow White
By DuffleBag Theatre, Canada

For 4 to 8 year olds
24 to 29 May 2016
Drama Centre Theatre
Running Time: 60 minutes

There is never a dull moment at a DuffleBag production, where new adaptations of fairy tales and Shakespearean classics meet plenty of humour and with a dramatic twist at the end. Audiences are always invited to join in the action and feel the excitement of living a fairy tale. Armed with an original script that is sharp, well-paced and full of surprises, the talented actors are very adept at changing characters and engaging a young audience. More information here.

4) The Steadfast Tin Soldier
By Omar Alvarez Titeres Puppetry Arts Company, Argentina

For 4 to 12 year olds
24 to 29 May 2016
Drama Centre Black Box
Running Time: 60 minutes

This atmospheric piece is a beautiful tribute to Hans Christian Andersen’s classic through the mastery of puppetry by renowned Argentinian puppeteer Omar Alvarez Titeres. In this beautiful and magical interpretation, the solo puppeteer and his puppets transport the audience back into time as they weave, spin and bathe in gorgeous lighting on a fine set to the powerful narrative of adventure, courage and love. More information here.

5) Awake LOVE Orchestra
By Awake, Sweden/United Kingdom

For 4 years old and up
31 May to 5 June 2016
Drama Centre Theatre
Running Time: 60 minutes

With a commitment to making “lovely music about love with love for lovely people”, the Awake LOVE Orchestra is a talented ensemble made up of vocals and a variety of instruments such as string and percussion to transport audiences on a musical journey across Scandinavia, the Mediterranean, Eastern Europe and the U.S. Composed with passion and love, the pieces are a fusion of haunting folk melodies enlivened with a contemporary groove. This is a brilliant avenue for children to learn about the beauty and diversity of the Arts, and a new way of viewing the world. More information here.

6) All On A Summer’s Day
By ACT 3 International with Vicky Ireland, Singapore and United Kingdom

For 7 to 12 year olds
24 to 28 May 2016
Drama Centre Visitors Centre
Running Time: 60 minutes

This festival opener, written and directed by notable Children’s Theatre director and writer Vicky Ireland, will feature a cast of professional actors from Singapore, and is all ready to charm audiences with a tongue-in-cheek adaptation of the Shakespearean classic A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Originally commissioned and produced by The New Shakespeare Company, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, London in 2015, All On A Summer’s Day is an ingenious way of introducing Shakespeare to children as it has both familiar and brand new characters, music, dance and a blend of Shakespearean and modern language. Says Vicky: “Shakespeare wrote a vast body of work, and like an ocean, it can be approached from the shallows, allowing young children to explore, have fun and move forwards until they are ready to become truly immersed in the wisdom, beauty and drama of his writing. Even the youngest children can have their lives transformed by seeing a Shakespeare play.” 2016 also marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. More information here.

7) Sweet

For 4 to 8 year olds
28 May to 5 June 2016, 10.30am to 12.30pm OR 3.30pm-5.30pm
ION Art Gallery, ION Orchard

A visual arts sense-sibility exhibition, workshop and storytelling session, Sweet is an interactive drop-off workshop comprising an art exhibition, art making activities, a show, as well as drama workshop and art making activities. The programme is a brilliant learning process for the child as it ignites the imagination, inspires a multi-sensory creative process, as well as encourages artistic expression and participation. Inspired by Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Sweet will feature elements of storytelling, improvisation and even gelato-making. While the session is about using desserts to inspire art-making and to teach the values of kindness, it also highlights the importance of eating in moderation. More information here.


We are giving away a set of 4 tickets to 1 lucky winner to Marmalade!
Show date: 1 June, Wednesday
Time of show: 10.30am
Venue: Drama Centre Black Box

Just follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter below to win! Giveaway ends Wednesday, 11 May 2016, 11:59pm.

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Terms and Conditions:
1. Giveaway ends on Wednesday, 11 May 2016, 2359 hours (Singapore time)
2. Open to Singapore residents only.
3. All entries have to be completed. Incomplete or invalid entries will be disqualified without notice.
4. Limited to one winner per household.
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6. We reserve the right to amend the terms and conditions without prior notice.
7. Tickets are non-transferable, non-exchangeable and non-refundable.
8. Collection will be at the box office of Drama Centre, Level 3, 30 minutes before show time.

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  1. Hi thanks for these!
    I'm thinking of bring my BB for Marmalade:))