If you’ve read our preview post, you would know that I Theatre Season 2016 is back in full swing with a brand new production! We were glad to finally head to Jubilee Hall for I Theatre’s, The Boy Who Cried Wolf which runs from 15 Feb – 19 Mar 2016. So get busy booking at SISTIC before it’s another sell out season again!
The first production for 2016 in this special 15th year Anniversary Celebrations of I Theatre, the cast played to a full house on Saturday, and charmed the young audience with a time treasured simple story.
Now who hasn’t heard of the story of the boy who cried wolf? Boy has a really boring job, watching the sheep really… just watching and watching…He gets bored and decides to add some excitement by crying WOLF!! What happens next in this Aesop fable, is all too familiar.
The play opens to a slow start with the sheep chattering on… about humans and how jealous they are of sheep because they just don’t have wool.
The conversation was a wee bit fast and almost inaudible perhaps also because we were seated at the back end of the theatre. (Hint: Do book early to get front row seats for greater enjoyment!) Even so, when I glanced at Wey and R, they were captivated by the interesting costumes of the sheep. So much effort and costs must have gone into the costume design and making!
Expect your little ones to laugh a lot at the show, which was peppered with funny moments through out. The little ones found it really funny to watch Boy falling asleep almost every minute on stage. And Boy cleverly worked in some audience participation by getting them to shout “WAKE UP! WAKE UP!!” Everyone (even the Adults) had a fun time exercising their lungs! LOL!
And then there is the crazy hysteria of the sheep which made the audience giggle and laugh a lot… The mention of WOLF sends the sheep into a crazy silly panic, even if it was just talking! haha… so nobody should say the WOLF word… just say… W-er W-er W-er hehehe….
I really enjoyed the number performed by the town folk. Joshua Lim who plays both Galway the sheep and Mr Arabella sang with such a rich baritone voice that I’m already looking forward to watching future plays with him in it! Wow!If there’s a part we totally loved, it has to be the Puppet Show! It was brilliant! The sheep were really rather creative as they sought to become teachers to Boy… to show him the consequences of his irresponsible action. They put on a puppet show of Chicken Licken’ for Boy to see what could happen if he continued to lie about the Wolf. A show within a show? I thought it was cool!
Wey absolutely loved the puppetry and so did all the young ones around. Which child doesn’t love puppets? The entire theatre was abuzz with delight as we were told the story of how all the fowl friends went into the Fox’s Den and never came out again all because Chicken Licken’ told a lie about the sky falling.
As always, we love I Theatre plays for the learning points that little ones can pick up from watching them. This play drove home obvious teaching points that it is not right to lie and that lying has consequences. What a wonderful way to teach our kids that they should always only tell the truth. It happens that Wey’s school is focussing on the value of integrity this term, which means to do what is right. I thought it was great that we could discuss the point that being dishonest and lying makes others have doubt on one’s reputation and makes everyone not trust the person in future.
It was nice that Boy learnt his lesson before it was too late! Go to the theatre to find out how and what happened! There were scary moments when Wey cringed with anxiety as the ‘wolf’ appeared but they were short lived because of the happy ending 🙂After all the fun watching the show, don’t forget to have your photos taken with the entire cast at the end! Queues may be long but clears up pretty quickly… I do so love these Meet and Greet photo keepsakes, especially when we look back at all the theatre shows we’ve been together with Wey since he was only 2!! 🙂
We almost missed this precious family shot with the cast as the little one doesn’t do quite well with queues… Good thing the queue cleared up just as we were ready leave the theatre so we sneaked back in haha! Yay!
Book your tickets now at SISTIC http://www.sistic.com.sg/events/cboy0316 and get your little ones excited with this fast paced funny adventure of Boy and bring home the lesson of the danger of telling lies!
SAys! Audrey 🙂
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About The Boy Who Cried Wolf
When: 15 Feb to 19 Mar 2016 | Mon – Fri: 10am | Sat: 10.30am & 2.30pm
Where: Jubilee Hall, Raffles Hotel
Who: 3 years and above and their families
Duration: 55 minutes with no interval
Tickets available through:
SISTIC Hotline (65) 6348 5555
SISTIC Authorised Agents islandwide