PLAYtime! Us (Sensory-Friendly)
Making friends, falling out, and making up again.
Side by side, two by two,
Giggle, joke, play, and chatter.
But what happens when two becomes three?
Can two best friends make room for another?
Peek into the lives of two best friends as their world is turned upside down when another friend wants to play too.
Through movement, music and fun, join US as we explore loneliness, understanding, empathy and love. Discover the importance of friends and how simple acts of kindness can change the world.
Director: Daniel Jenkins
Lighting Designer (if applicable): Gabriel Chan
Set Designer (if applicable): Wong Chee Wai
Music Composer + Live Musician: Ang Zhi Hui
Sound Designer + Live Musician: Vick Low
Props Master: Daniel Sim
Tan Rui Shan
Andrew Mark Ong
Tan Rui Shan – Molly
Victoria Chen - Alice
Andrew Marko – Henry
This production will contain the following sets, props and costumes:
- Cardboard boxes, a colourful blanket that is used as a super-hero cape, a ball
- Live music played by musicians
- Tunnels and walls made of cardboard boxes
- A swing hanging from the ceiling of the theatre
- Solar system and puppet rockets that will glow under UV light
Interactive points to look out for:
- Molly pretending to be a cat and interacting with the audience; audience are encouraged to pretend to be different animals
- Henry pretends to cook and asks the audience for suggestions of ingredients
- Audience roaring together to scare a shadow dragon away
- Singing the Friend song together
Any other advisory/warning:
- Alice is sometimes a little mean to Henry and stops him from playing with her and Molly.
- Some scenes will be dark and use only UV light so that the props can glow in the dark
- The sound of thunder and lightning in the storm scene
- Shadow of a dragon’s head
Sensory-friendly performance available:
A sensory-friendly performance provides a welcoming and relaxed environment for children, and is particularly suited for those on the autism spectrum or with sensory sensitivities. To find out what sensory-friendly performances are, visit www.esplanade.com/sensoryfriendly.