#1: Shakespeare in the Park – Julius Caesar (2 – 27 May)
The popular Shakespeare in the Park is returning this May, after a break last year following 2016’s Romeo And Juliet. Organised by the Singapore Repertory Theatre since 1997 when it staged Hamlet, this year will see a contemporary interpretation of Shakespeare’s classic drama-tragedy, Julius Caesar.
Perhaps the most outstanding part of this year’s play is that a female lead will take on the titular role, while the story will explore current affairs and political relations that reflect modern-day realities. Acclaimed Malaysian actress Jo Kukathas (Romeo And Juliet), who has won two acting awards at The Straits Times’ annual Life Theatre Awards, will play Caesar, while Ghafir Akbar (Disgraced), Daniel Jenkins (Hand to God, Romeo And Juliet), Thomas Pang (Hand to God, Romeo And Juliet) and Julie Wee (The Merchant of Venice) round up the stellar cast. London-based theatre-maker Guy Unsworth (Hand to God), who has worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company, will direct the play.
Don’t worry about going hungry too, as The Providore will be on hand to dish out various delectable treats for the night. Choose from three different picnic hampers to satiate your appetite, with selections such as grilled chicken & quinoa salad, cheese & charcuterie platter, gourmet popcorn and ice cream sandwiches.
7.30pm, 2 – 27 May, Fort Canning Park. Prices start from $49 per ticket.