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Review: Secret Theatre Project Singapore

This review is spoiler-free.

The nature of an experiential theatre production is such that you’ll get more out of it the more you choose to actively participate in the different set pieces. But the Secret Theatre Project Singapore has been cleverly designed to appeal to both the quiet theatre-goer and the boisterous participant.

The cast of Secret Theatre Project Singapore. Photo by Debbie Y Photography.
The cast of Secret Theatre Project Singapore. Photo by Debbie Y Photography.

You will be given instructions, asked to play along, or get props shoved into your face to help in the world-building experience. You can shake your head and decline to help but you’ll be missing out on the main essence of experiential theatre, so play along whenever possible. I promise you that it’s a lot more fun that way.

Held in various locations, Secret Theatre Project Singapore can be a tad confusing at first, especially if you attend without prior knowledge of the previous performances put together by Richard Crawford, the brain behind the production. I admit I was until a fellow participant asked me whether I had seen the film that the play was based on. After he told me the title, everything began to click and I began to recognise iconic scenes from the film.

Part of the Secret Theatre Project Singapore experience. Photo by Debbie Y Photography.
Part of the Secret Theatre Project Singapore experience. Photo by Debbie Y Photography.

Be warned though: Secret Theatre Project Singapore runs a bit on the long side, so grab a bite before you enter the location. No food is served throughout the play, only alcoholic drinks. Otherwise, come with an open mind, a willing body, and get ready for one Hell of a ride. Literally.

Get your tickets to Secret Theatre Project Singapore here.

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