Local theatre company Wild Rice is presenting its musical Monkey Goes West streaming from 7.30 pm, Friday, 8 May to 3 pm, Friday, 15 May 2020. Catch it on YouTube and take part in a live talkback session on 14 May at 9 pm.
Monkey Goes West Streaming On YouTube
Monkey Goes West is fun and cheeky retelling of the beloved Chinese fantasy classic with a local twist. Join the cast as they embark on a journey from Haw Par Villa to Jurong West (how’s that for local flavour) and meet mythical monsters and naughty fairies along the way!
The production by Alfian Sa’at was originally staged as a holiday musical about half-a-decade ago. It was the winner of ‘Production of the Year’ at the 2015 Straits Times Life Theatre Awards.
Now, as we are all staying at home, we can enjoy a viewing of Money Goes West live on Wild Rice Production’s Youtube Channel from 8 to 15 May 2020.
The show that is going to be screened was recorded live in Drama Centre Theatre on 16 December 2016 during the year of the Monkey. It stars local artistes such as Kimberly Chan, Chua Enlai and Siti Khalijah Zainal.
Activity Book to Accompany The Wild Rice Show
There is also a free activity booklet filled with fun and creative activities related to the Monkey Goes West streaming show.
In the Monkey Goes West activity book, you will find suggestions from the characters themselves who give suggestions on how you can best enjoy the live stream, as well as some print outs of to make your own headpiece, a “draw your story” comic strip and The Monkey Goes West Personality Quiz!
The Monkey Goes West crew will also be having a live talkback on Thursday, 14 May 2020 at 9 pm. Join them to get some behind the scenes insight and you might even get some answers to questions that you may have!