Esplanade Presents

Theatre

Come Back Home

An Esplanade Commission
Polyglot Theatre (Austrailia)

10 – 19 Mar 2023

View dates and time

1hr

(Intermission: None)

Singtel Waterfront Theatre

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Photo Credit: Sarah Walker
Photo credit: Sarah Walker
Synopsis

A call from above: come back home!

 

The cats know. The crow knows. The Karung Guni knows…

 

There’s someone missing.

 

Through stories and play, soon everyone will know who is hiding, who is lost and who is found.

 

Come Back Home is a tale that winds through the past and the present to seek out a child who went missing a long time ago. Immersive and theatrical, it draws on the experience of children and adult memories of being a child, to celebrate possibility, place and imagination.

 

Audiences will be invited to participate in the action as the story unfolds, taking their place in the activity of a vibrant community. When booking, families can choose to be in the seated auditorium (Observer) or on stage (Participant) amidst the adventure.

 

Come Back Home by Polyglot Theatre is an Esplanade Commission, co-produced by Polyglot Theatre (Australia) and Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay (Singapore) in collaboration with artists in both countries.

 

Come Back Home was developed through a collaborative process of creation at a distance. Beginning in 2021, artists from Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay and Polyglot Theatre worked together to make a new, participatory experience for and with children.

 

In this creative experiment, the artists collaborated via remote digital connection and play: sharing skills, stimulating ideas and becoming a creative team. Collaboration with children took place in each country throughout the process.

 

 

Creative Team

Director - Sue Giles

Designer - Katrina Gaskell

Sound Designer/Composer - Glen Walton and Natalie Tse

Lighting Designer - Emanorwatty Saleh

Assistant Director - Sylvie Meltzer

Performers - Grace Kalai, Rizman Putra, Briony Farrell

Stage Manager - Kaite Head

Producer - Julie Wright (Polyglot Theatre), Rachel Lim (Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay)

Advisory:

*Please select ticket category correctly when purchasing. No exchange or refund will be allowed once tickets are booked. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are required for each attendee, including infants in arm. Families can book to experience Come Back Home in two ways:

 

Participants (On stage): Ticket holders participate actively in bringing the story to life, moving around the space, and joining the story as guided by performers. Recommended for children 4 years and up. Children must be accompanied by at least one adult participant.

 

Observers (Seated): Ticket holders participate in key moments to bring the story to life from their seats. Recommended for caregivers with infants and audiences who prefer to enjoy the experience as a piece of theatre.

 

Recommended Age:

5 - 12 years old (Participant ticket)

All ages (Observer ticket)

Admission Age:

5 and above (Participant ticket)

All ages (Observer ticket)

Language: English
Things to Note:
Accessibility: We provide services and facilities for patrons with access needs. Concessions for persons with disabilities (PWDs) are available for selected shows. Read our accessibility guide.
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Artist Information

Polyglot Theatre

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Polyglot Theatre is a world-renowned contemporary theatre company based in Melbourne, Australia, making exceptional arts experiences for children and families. Their unique brand of theatre encompasses a wide variety of forms, and is shared with audiences everywhere, from the world’s most prestigious theatres to the football grounds of regional Australia. Polyglot’s artistic and philosophical approach of child-centred practice has earned their strong reputation internationally as a leader in the theatre for young audiences (TYA) sector, celebrated for creating distinctive, participatory works that are playful and conceptually rigorous. Access is central to Polyglot’s work, driven by the right of all children to experience growth and resilience through creative play.

 

Polyglot Theatre’s involvement in Come Back Home is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

Date & Time

10 Mar 2023, Fri

4.30pm

Singtel Waterfront Theatre

7.30pm

Singtel Waterfront Theatre

11 Mar 2023, Sat

11am

Singtel Waterfront Theatre

4.30pm

Singtel Waterfront Theatre

7.30pm

Singtel Waterfront Theatre

12 Mar 2023, Sun

10.30am

Singtel Waterfront Theatre

2pm

Singtel Waterfront Theatre

4.30pm

Singtel Waterfront Theatre

15 Mar 2023, Wed

10.30am

Singtel Waterfront Theatre

2pm

Singtel Waterfront Theatre

16 Mar 2023, Thu

10.30am

Singtel Waterfront Theatre

2pm

Singtel Waterfront Theatre

17 Mar 2023, Fri

11am

Singtel Waterfront Theatre

4.30pm

Singtel Waterfront Theatre

18 Mar 2023, Sat

11am

Singtel Waterfront Theatre

4.30pm

Singtel Waterfront Theatre

19 Mar 2023, Sun

11am

Singtel Waterfront Theatre

2pm

Singtel Waterfront Theatre
Tickets & Prices
Standard (Participant, on stage) Standard (Observer, seated)
Price $30 $20

Esplanade&Me Early Bird Specials (17-19 Jan)

 

PIP's Club: 20% savings (Min. 2 tickets, limited)

Esplanade&Me Specials (From 20 Jan)

 

PIP's Club : 10% savings (Min. 2 tickets, limited)

PIP's Club : 15% savings (Package of 4, limited)

Tote Board Arts Grant  

 

All Primary, Secondary Schools, Junior Colleges/ Centralised Institute & ITEs may use the Tote Board Arts Grant to subsidise up to 50% of the programme cost.    

 

For more details, please contact Esplanade Box Office at 6828 8389 or email boxoffice@esplanade.com.

 

School Specials available. Please contact Box Office for more details on school bookings.

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