Thursday, April 28, 2022

The LKY Musical Is Back (7 to 18 September 2022) - Early Bird Tickets On Sale Now!

After two years of restrictions, social distancing and downscaled live events, Singapore Repertory Theatre (SRT) and Aiwei triumphantly announced the return of THE LKY MUSICAL!

During its first run in 2015, THE LKY MUSICAL about Red Dot Island's former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, was watched by over 50,000 people. This time, the event will be the island city-state's first large-scale musical production since the pandemic, and is poised to entertain and inspire thousands more at the Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands, from 7 to 18 September 2022.

THE LKY MUSICAL is an ode to the late Lee Kuan Yew. It depicts the personal journey of the formidable statesman, from his younger days at Raffles College, through the brutal Japanese Occupation, the threat of Communism, and his various ups and downs leading up to Singapore's Independence in 1965. The story also documents how the main players around him influenced his actions and decisions, including the woman who stood beside him.

Award-winning and well-known actor Adrian Pang (The Pillowman, The Full Monty, Much Ado About Nothing, The Son, and so many more) will return on stage as the formidable politician Lee Kuan Yew. In this 2022 production, the critically-acclaimed performer Kit Chan will take on the role as Mrs Lee nee Kwa Geok Choo. Red Dot Diva last saw Kit Chan live in 2017, as Empress Dowager Cixi in Forbidden City: Portrait of an Empress, and her stage presence is unforgettable.

The music of THE LKY MUSICAL is written by famous, multi-talented songwriter and personality, Dick Lee. For THE LKY MUSICAL Reboot, he will be adding new arrangements and songs to the production.

THE LKY MUSICAL will be directed by veteran London West End director Steven Dexter, who has won three Straits Times Life Awards. For local productions, he has directed Forbidden City, Fried Rice Paradise; A Twist of Fate, as well as The LKY Musical 2015.

The other creative team members include story writer Meira Chand, the book by Tony Petito (the late founder of SRT) and lyricist Stephen Clark.

When Red Dot Diva recalled that the 2015 run of THE LKY MUSICAL was a satisfying theatre moment, mainly because of the standout performance by Adrian Pang, and the multi-media visuals that help remind the audience of how our nation came to being. She also remembered that it was the first time she saw Benjamin Chow on stage, all fiery and attention-grabbing as LKY's opponent, Lim Chin Siong. The actor taking the role of the influential left-wing leader has yet to be announced, and Red Dot Diva is curious to find out who that might be.

If you did not manage to catch THE LKY MUSICAL the last time, this is your chance to watch this production on stage. Early Bird Special with 15% off the ticket price, is now available if you buy your tickets at!

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