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Chachambo: Taking Flight

Performance
$15 – $28 (Early Bird)
04 Aug 2023 - 06 Aug 2023
Victoria Theatre (9 Empress Place, Singapore 179556)

A tribute to the past.  A moving story of forgiveness. In Chachambo: Taking Flight, journey with a visually-impaired girl as tries to revive an entertainment club to its former glory. From battling against revolting employees who challenge her at every turn, to discovering her mother’s struggle to raise her to stand tall, this musical is replete with riveting drama, song and dance.

Be transported to Singapore’s heyday swinging 60s in Singapore’s landmark music theatre production that is written and performed by an inclusive and intergenerational cast. With industry veterans such as fashion designer Max Tan, multimedia artist, Brian Gothong Tan and music director Dr Philip Tan as part of the distinguished creative team, Chachambo: Taking Flight reminds us to always have hope and that dreams bind us all.

This event features the pioneer cohort of ART:DIS’s BEYOND DIS:PLAY theatre training programme, performing alongside 100 over other persons with disabilities from Down Syndrome Association, APSN Tanglin School, YMCA, Lighthouse School, Yong En Care Center, Ageless Bridge Zoomers and Spring Wind Divas. As a sensory-friendly relaxed performance, the shows also skillfully integrates Creative Captioning, Singapore Sign Language and Live Creative Narration. Fully accessible to Deaf, Hard of Hearing, the visually impaired and wheelchair-users audiences, all are welcome to leave and re-enter the theatre at any point in time. The show is 1 hour 50 minutes, including a 20 min intermission, on the following dates/times – 4 August (Fri, 1pm), 5 August (Sat, 7:30pm) and 6 August (Sun, 3pm). For assistance in selecting accessible seats, please email nurarina@artdis.org.sg. You may also access pre-show notes about the production .

For an in-depth look at what goes on behind-the-scenes, read these articles by our contributing writer Jade Ow – the first is on how trust is critical when working with persons with disabilities, and the second is on how the process to creating such a show is empowering as it challenges the actors to dig deep.

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