Last week Elanor, Rhiannon and I (along with some other lovely parent bloggers) were fortunate enough to be invited to a behind the scenes sneak peek at the upcoming production of SRT The Little Company’s production of Treasure Island.
We had the opportunity to watch a rehearsal. Ellie and Rhi were fascinated to see how, during rehearsal, a folded up piece of cardboard could represent a mask, and cardboard attached to a frame stood in for a tree.
Ellie and Rhi were also interested to learn that when actors rehearse a play, they skip around a lot, rather than practicing the full show in order each time.
I’m so excited to see the role of Jim being played by a girl! Treasure Island is too often portrayed as a “boy’s story,” and in recasting the role as a girl, it will make a wonderful story more accessible to girls.
The actors were very sweet to the kids, answering their questions and giving them high fives during the breaks.
After the rehearsal, it was time to see the dressing room and some of the costumes. Below are some of the original designs. I love how the designers came up with a Steampunk aesthetic.
Here is a finished costume
And another (I think this one is Long John Silver’s costume!)
Finally, after a snack, we saw tech crew members hanging lights.
Elanor, Rhiannon and I would like to extend a huge thank you for the opportunity to see what kind of hard work goes into staging a show to SRT The Little Company and the cast of Treasure Island!
Shiver me timbers, ahoy there matey!
This year-end, Singapore Repertory Theatre’s (SRT) The Little Company (TLC) is set to stage Treasure Island, a hilarious and exhilarating musical production suitable for the entire family.
A new adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s popular novel of the same name, Treasure Island follows the adventure of Jim Hawkins, a lion-hearted 13-year-old girl who receives a treasure map from a kooky old seaman. Jim is tasked to help find the hidden treasure, but the road to riches is never smooth sailing.
A swashbuckling, action-packed musical about friendship and trust. This exhilarating show for the entire family will keep you on the edge of your seat!
Tickets are on sale now for Treasure Island, playing Oct 30-Dec 13
There will also be Treasure Island themed Drama Camps during December Holidays. Go here for more info