Esplanade Presents


Jun and The Octopus

An Esplanade Commission
The Finger Players (Singapore)

13 Jul 2022, Wed, 10am & 2.30pm

14 Jul 2022, Thu, 10am & 2.30pm

15 Jul 2022, Fri, 10am & 2.30pm

1hr 30mins

(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Theatre Studio

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Jun is an exuberant, fun-loving boy who loves his family, his dog, and the ocean. One day, without warning, the world around Jun goes dim. In his dreams, he sees himself struggling in the deep ends of the ocean, trapped in the writhing, slippery tentacles of an octopus. Deep in the ocean is also a secret that Jun is keeping close to his heart, the honesty of which could unleash darkness in unimaginable ways. Join Jun on this journey that tells of the power of truth, the courage to stand up for oneself, and the importance of our body's boundaries.


This theatrical adaptation is presented by The Finger Players through the medium of puppetry and is based on the acclaimed children's book Jun and The Octopus written by Ekkers and illustrated by Lim An-Ling.


The performance will be followed by a 30-minute post-show facilitation session with social workers from Singapore Children's Society as well as seasoned applied theatre practitioners appointed by The Finger Players.


Learning Objectives

  • Educate young persons on the topic of safe and unsafe touches
  • Empower young persons to identify their physical and emotional boundaries
  • Encourage young persons to build empathy for others who may be struggling with body safety concerns
  • Empower young persons to demonstrate emotional resilience when faced with challenges
To support teachers in engaging on the issues raised by the production with their students, there will be pre-show briefing sessions arranged for teachers who have booked to the show.

Jun and The Octopus covers issues related to sexual abuse and contains moments that may cause discomfort to certain individuals. This performance has been created in consultation with Clinical Psychologist Dr Lin Hong Hui. If you would like to find out more about the themes and issues explored in this programme, please email for more information.
Recommended Age: Recommended for Upper Primary and Lower Secondary students.
Admission Age:
7 and above
Language: English
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Date and Time

13 Jul 2022, Wed


Esplanade Theatre Studio


Esplanade Theatre Studio

14 Jul 2022, Thu


Esplanade Theatre Studio


Esplanade Theatre Studio

15 Jul 2022, Fri


Esplanade Theatre Studio


Esplanade Theatre Studio
Tickets and Prices
Price $23


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