Esplanade Presents | Feed Your Imagination (F.Y.I)

Theatre

Samsui Women: One Brick at a Time

By The Finger Players (Singapore)
10 – 14 Jul 2017
Mon – Fri
10 & 11 Jul, Mon & Tue, 2.30pm
12 – 14 Jul, Wed – Fri, 10am & 2.30pm
Download Tuned In Performance Guide samsui-women-2017-tuned-in-performance-guide | 0.91 mb
1hr (no intermission)
Esplanade Theatre Studio

Download Teacher's Resource Kit
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Download Teacher's Resource Slides
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Recommended for students aged 9 – 12 years old.
Shows on 12 & 14 Jul, Wed & Fri at 5pm are recommended for Secondary School Students.

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$23

Schools

(Primary and Secondary Schools, Junior Colleges and Centralised Institute)


Schools are able to use the TOTE Board Arts Grant subsidy of up to 50% of the ticket price. For every 20 student tickets purchased per performance, one complimentary teacher ticket will be issued.


For every 100 tickets purchased of the same show title, five additional complimentary tickets will be issued for the same production.


The complimentary offer is only available if the purchases are made in a single transaction for the same show title.


Ticket pricing indicated excludes $3 SISTIC booking fee.

BOOKING FORM

SPED schools

SPED schools are able to use the TOTE Board Arts Grant subsidy of up to 70% of the ticket price.


For every 10 student tickets purchased per performance, two complimentary teacher tickets will be issued.


The complimentary ticket offer is only available if the purchases are made in a single transaction for the same show title.

BOOKING FORM
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Commissioned in 2015 by Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay as part of the Feed Your Imagination (F.Y.I) series.

Based on the lives of the Samsui women in Singapore, this puppetry performance is a moving story about friendship and perseverance.

Swee Leng, a young girl from China, makes the life-changing decision to run away from China to seek a better life in Nanyang. To earn a living, Swee Leng and her friends became Samsui women, toiling and working hard. Despite all the hardships, Swee Leng and her friends have each other for support. What happens when the friendship is threatened? Will Swee Leng lose her friends?

The performance will give students a peek into a slice of Singapore history, help them understand and appreciate the sacrifices of the Samsui women and reflect on the values that the women lived by.

Learning Objectives

  • Gain an awareness and appreciation for puppetry as a storytelling tool
  • Appreciate the qualities of loyalty, resilience and sense of duty present in the Samsui women
  • Recognise the ways in which Samsui women have contributed to nation-building

General Advisory

For information about late seating, house rules, photography and more, please refer to our general advisory.