First staged in 2018 to roaring success, The Theatre Practice’s epic theatrical adventure returns bigger and better, from 25 March to 19 April 2020.
Spanning 150 years in Singapore history, Four Horse Road 2020 will get you on your feet to watch history come alive and unfold around you as you journey through three heritage buildings on Waterloo Street. This 2-hour theatre journey will bring you back in time to discover some of the best-kept secrets and unsolved mysteries of Waterloo Street and its surrounding area.
Sorting audiences into different routes, Four Horse Road will have audiences back for more as one can experience the journey differently each time they visit.
Brand new stories and return of crowd favourites
During the initial stages of research, numerous stories from the past about Waterloo Street and its vicinity were excavated by Practice’s researcher Sim Xin Yi and playwright Jonathan Lim.
Lim has had a long personal history with the street. Once a Catholic High student, Lim studied in the old campus (now 51 Waterloo), served in the army in a camp nearby, and continued to work closely with theatre groups in this arts and heritage district today.
Of the many historical events excavated, 10 were chosen to be developed for the stories in the first edition in 2018. And in 2020, new ones will be added to the collection. While bringing back crowd favourite scenes such as “Bus Hijack”, “Nantina Home”, the bustling restaurant of “May Blossom”, one can look forward to new twists in the returning stories.
Director Kuo Jian Hong also reveals that all the scenes taking place within the Practice building will be new.
Practice’s most intricate production to date
Four Horse Road boasts a team of over 60 creatives, cast and crew, to make the show happen every night. Brought to life by some of Singapore’s most talented creatives, it features a 27-strong diverse cast, with the return of familiar and new faces of the Singapore theatre scene, including:
- Sugie Phua
- Al-matin Yatim
- Dwayne Lau
- Grace Kalaiselvi
- Goh Guat Kian
- Ric Liu
- Ethel Yap
- Andrew Mowatt
Practice Tuckshop’s Recess Time
Discover more about our heritage and intergenerationality through food at Practice Tuckshop’s Recess Time. Practice Tuckshop will feature three Four Horse Road editions of Recess Time in March and April.
Recess Time is a lunch party where invited chefs and home cooks (Makan Masters) put their creative expressions on a plate, while foodies gather over a delicious 3-course meal. In the Four Horse Road editions, the Makan Masters will explore their relationship with the past through their recipes and food and share their stories with participants.
Early Bird Promotion
Tickets, priced at S$68, will be available on BookMyShow online here and at its first and only Authorised Ticketing Agent outlet at Practice Tuckshop (58 Waterloo Street) from 18 December 2019 onwards.
Enjoy up to 20% savings when you book before 7 January 2020. The first 50 patrons who book their tickets at Practice Tuckshop will receive a set of limited-edition red packets and a complimentary cup of Practice 54, an exclusive tea blend available only at Practice Tuckshop.
More information on Four Horse Road 2020 can be found here.