Singapore Repertory Theatre’s (SRT) goal is to provide a platform for Asian artists both on and off stage and to give Singaporeans and visitors the opportunity to experience Broadway, the West End and the richness of Singaporean culture.
SRT has established itself as one of Asia’s leading English-language theatres. In addition to its repertoire of original work, the company has produced a number of highly popular and critically acclaimed productions of western classics starring Asian performers. These include Kiss of the Spider Woman, Little Shop of Horrors, Art, The Woman in Black, The Pillowman, Blackbird, Avenue Q, God of Carnage, Venus in Fur and many others.
SRT was honoured to have staged the first musical, Forbidden City: Portrait of an Empress as part of the opening festival of Esplanade, Theatres on the Bay in 2002. SRT was the first and only Asian stop on the RSC’s world tour of King Lear and The Seagull, directed by Sir Trevor Nunn and starring Sir Ian McKellen in 2007.
SRT presented and co-commissioned Sam Mendes’ The Bridge Project – The Winter’s Tale in 2009 where Singapore was the first and only Asian stop. The Bridge Project tour staged The Tempest in 2010 and Richard III starring Kevin Spacey in 2011.
SRT also produces the Shakespeare in the Park series at Fort Canning Park. SRT has staged Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, Macbeth, Twelfth Night, Othello, The Merchant of Venice and The Tempest.
In 2013, SRT collaborated with Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay to present 3 Titans of Theatre: Shun-kin, Musashi and The Suit directed by three legendary directors, Simon McBurney, Yukio Ninagawa and Peter Brook respectively.