LOCAL TAKE ON FOREVER YOUNG

Published on 25 July 2017

Tickets are currently on sale for Sing’theatre’s hilarious jukebox musical Forever Young to commemorate their 10th anniversary.

By Melanie Lee

Once a European cult hit, this play has been adapted by Benjamin “Mr Miyagi” Lee to give it a Singaporean twist. Set in 2067, Forever Young chronicles the life of a group of 90-something retired actors living in a nursing home. Whenever their no-nonsense caregiver Sister Sara leaves the room, the young-at-heart performers belt out hits such as Amy Winehouse’s Rehab and One Direction’s Story of My Life.

The play will also address deeper social issues such as the effects of dementia, the deterioration that comes with ageing, as well as well-being of the elderly in an increasingly aged population.

“I directed this play with the idea of ‘hope’ permeating throughout the play – growing old should not diminish one’s optimism and zest for living! I hope that through Forever Young, audiences will develop more empathy and a better understanding of growing old,” says Hossan Leong, who is also acting in the play.

Besides Leong, the cast comprises well-loved local thespians Karen Tan, Julian Wong, Tan Kheng Hua, Candice De Rzario, Suhaimi Yusof and Ebi Shankara.

Forever Young will run from 11 – 21 October 2017 at the SOTA Drama Theatre. Tickets are now on sale here.

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