First produced in 2000, and now reworked and re-visioned for the 21st Century, this is truly PURE GOLD FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!
Take a well-known and well-loved Chinese folk tale. Add a multitude of marvellous, madcap characters. Stir together with a highly talented cast of established local actors, and bright newcomers, and then fill the whole thing with a host of lively, memorable tunes, slapstick comedy, and just a dash of suspense. What do you get?
The Magic Paintbrush is a musical treat, where any child over the age of three can bring their parents, and older brothers and sisters, aunties and uncles. Marvellous music, puppets and lively action will enthral the youngest audience members, whilst a witty script will entrance grownups and older children.
Toni Lee, a youngster from present-day Singapore is struggling with the pressures and stress of schoolwork and parental expectations. With an accidental wish, Toni quite unexpectedly meets a Magical Paintbrush, and is transported back in time to a Southern Province of China, where Toni becomes Ma Liang. In a series of magical adventures, Ma Liang’s story unfolds.
Meet the tuneful Phoenix who guides and helps Ma Liang with his quest. Watch out for the comical Palace Guards, Sotong and Shrimp, as they try to capture Ma Liang for the cruel, greedy Emperor and his wicked schemes!
Through the fun and laughter, a clear and strong moral message about the value of creativity, friendship, and the dangers of using, or abusing power is presented in this magical, musical family show.
Venue: Drama Centre Theatre Black Box
When: 27 Oct - 12 Nov 2016,
By: I Theatre Ltd