Unlike in the upcoming movie “Hansel & Gretel Witch Hunters,” to be released in January there are no dark twists in this pantomime version. Instead the company’s resident playwright Alfian Sa’at has concocted an entertaining local take with customary pot shots at establishment figures, events, and personalities. It will involve a pop “star” wannabe stepmother who thinks that the family budget is too tight to support the household, bickering siblings lost in the small local jungle, a yummy house built with local favorites with fences of fishball sticks, walls of kueh lapis (a traditional layered cake), and roof tiles made of kaya toast (a local breakfast delicacy), and a flamboyant witch mysteriously known as 'the Chef' who has a spunky, rapping assistant.
Did you watch pantomimes when you were a kid?
So when did you first see one?
What are the key ingredients to a successful pantomime?
Without revealing too much, what are some of the current themes this pantomime will be touching on?
How difficult is it for an actor to let go and not be too over-controlling when she’s directing?
If you had to come up with your own gingerbread dream house what would it be made of?
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