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“A special production that should not close until every person in this country has seen it.”

The Straits Times
If you enjoyed popular playwright Michael Chiang’s hit comedies Army Daze, Beauty World, Mixed Signals and High Class, you won’t want to miss his most critically-acclaimed comedy. Bearing all his signature laugh-out-loud situations and snappy punchlines, Private Parts is a wild comedy that explores gender complications, with a dizzy dose of TV histrionics tossed in for good measure. Set in 1990 Singapore, the inventive story traces the misadventures of a popular talk-show host, Warren Lee, who mysteriously turns up at a sex-change clinic. There, he encounters the tart-tongued Mirabella, the light-headed Lavinia and the quietly intense Edward. In a bid to boost ratings, he tries to convince his colourful new friends to appear on his TV show, which leads to unexpected consequences… The stellar cast includes well-known TV personalities Jason Godfrey and Chua Enlai, theatre vets Shane Mardjuki, Zee Wong, Jo Tan, Frances Lee, Andrew Marko, and YouTube star Hirzi Zulkiflie. Directed by Beatrice Chia-Richmond, Private Parts is the inaugural production by Michael Chiang Playthings Ltd, a new non-profit outfit that will showcase Singapore writings.

Jason Godfrey

as Warren

Studying theatre and acting at the University of Waterloo in the mid nineties, Jason soon landed roles in Animorphs and Paradise Falls before leaving Canada to model internationally for the better part of a decade. During this time, he was cast in dozens of commercials even appearing alongside stars George Clooney for Mercedes in 2012. Since then Jason has moved on to acting starring in Singapore series’ like Mata Mata (2013), The Hush (2016), Left Behind (2016) and BRA (2017).

Jason Godfrey is proudly represented by FLY Entertainment.

Chua Enlai

as Mirabella

Chua Enlai is an award-winning actor and host known for his dramatic and comedic work across theatre, television, and film. He has performed in over 40 theatre productions, including Shopping & F***ing (Best Actor, DBS Life! Theatre Awards) and The Importance of Being Earnest (Best Supporting Actor, ST Life! Theatre Awards). Television credits include the International Emmy-nominated The Noose, for which he’s won the Asian Television Awards for Best Comedy Performance, in 2010 and 2013.

Chua Enlai is proudly represented by FLY Entertainment.

Shane Mardjuki

as Lavinia

Shane Mardjuki’s entertainment career began fresh out of NS, not one who stayed unknown for long, he was soon cast in theatre productions such as The Snow Queen, O Rats the Pied Piper and The Gingerbread Man and was a nominee of Best Ensemble Cast in Life! Theatre Awards. His recent theatre productions includes Press Gang, Julius Caesar, Army Daze 2 and a lead role in the award-winning comedy, What The Butler Saw. an award-winning comedy that knits together dysfunctional family relationships, laws of attraction, notions of sanity, identity and authority in an exceedingly comic fashion. And in Victor Victoria, he’s cast alongside international jazz sensation Laura Fygi!

Shane Mardjuki is proudly represented by FLY Entertainment.

Zee Wong

as Edward

Zee is a bilingual actress, dramaturg and theatre-maker, with an interest in feminist and participatory/non-traditional theatre. Credits include Framed, By Adolf; ITSY The Musical (The Finger Players); Café (The Twenty-Something Theatre Festival); The Girl in the White Sand Box (Drama Box); and Normal (Checkpoint Theatre). Recently, she dramaturged for the sold-out participatory theatre piece Attempts, presented by the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival. She is an Associate Actor with The Finger Players, having completed the two-year Apprenticeship programme involving acting and puppetry training and development. Zee is also a Centre 42 Boiler Room 2016 playwright. She is currently writing a play that examines gender politics through the lens of sexual violence. 

Jo Tan

as Samantha

Andrew Marko

as Rudi & Cyril

Frances Lee

as Rosalind + Betsy

Hirzi Zulkiflie

as Dreamgirl #1

Andy Benjamin Cai

as Dreamgirl #2

Andreas Chua

as Dreamgirl #3

Creative Team

Michael Chiang Playwright
Beatrice Chia-Richmond Director
Wendy Ng Producer
Wong Chee Wai Set Designer
Ashley Lim Hair Design
Bobbie Ng & Low Jyue Huey Makeup Design
Cheah Wei Chun Art Director
Kenny Wong Technical Production Manager
Tube Gallery Costume Design
Michael Chan Lighting Designer
Shah Tahir Sound Designer & Engineer
Cat Andrade Stage Manager
Sunitha Nayar Assistant Stage Manager
Chen Rui Yu Assistant Stage Manager
Melissa Chin Production Manager

Cast

Jason Godfrey as Warren
Chua Enlai as Mirabella
Shane Mardjuki as Lavinia
Zee Wong as Edward
Jo Tan as Samantha
Andrew Marko as Rudi + Cyril
Frances Lee as Rosalind + Betsy
Hirzi Zulkiflie as Dreamgirl 1
Andy Cai as Dreamgirl 2
Andreas Chua as Dreamgirl 3

Gowns for Enlai & Shane in campaign poster
by Grace Atelier

Ticketing

Friday 2 November -
Sunday 18 November 2018

Tue to Sat: 8pm
Sat & Sun: 3pm matinees
Deepavali (Tue 6 Nov): 3pm & 8pm

Drama Centre Theatre
100 Victoria Street Level 3
National Library Building

Weekdays
S$88, S$73, S$58, S$43

Weekends & Matinees
S$98, S$83, S$68, S$53

(Excludes Booking Fee)

COME TOGETHER Family & Friends Promo
Book 6 Tickets & Only Pay For 5!

(Present your group booking receipt at the door and redeem 2 free programme booklets)
[Valid from 5 Sep 2018 onwards]

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Jason Godfrey

as Warren

Studying theatre and acting at the University of Waterloo in the mid nineties, Jason soon landed roles in Animorphs and Paradise Falls before leaving Canada to model internationally for the better part of a decade. During this time, he was cast in dozens of commercials even appearing alongside stars George Clooney for Mercedes in 2012. Since then Jason has moved on to acting starring in Singapore series’ like Mata Mata (2013), The Hush (2016), Left Behind (2016) and BRA (2017). Jason Godfrey is proudly represented by FLY Entertainment.

Chua Enlai

as Mirabella

Chua Enlai is an award-winning actor and host known for his dramatic and comedic work across theatre, television, and film. He has performed in over 40 theatre productions, including Shopping & F***ing (Best Actor, DBS Life! Theatre Awards) and The Importance of Being Earnest (Best Supporting Actor, ST Life! Theatre Awards). Television credits include the International Emmy-nominated The Noose, for which he’s won the Asian Television Awards for Best Comedy Performance, in 2010 and 2013. Chua Enlai is proudly represented by FLY Entertainment.

Shane Mardjuki

as Lavinia

Shane Mardjuki’s entertainment career began fresh out of NS, not one who stayed unknown for long, he was soon cast in theatre productions such as The Snow QueenO Rats the Pied Piper and The Gingerbread Man and was a nominee of Best Ensemble Cast in Life! Theatre Awards. His recent theatre productions includes Press GangJulius CaesarArmy Daze 2 and a lead role in the award-winning comedy, What The Butler Saw. an award-winning comedy that knits together dysfunctional family relationships, laws of attraction, notions of sanity, identity and authority in an exceedingly comic fashion. And in Victor Victoria, he’s cast alongside international jazz sensation Laura Fygi! Shane Mardjuki is proudly represented by FLY Entertainment

Zee Wong

as Edward

Zee is a bilingual actress, dramaturg and theatre-maker, with an interest in feminist and participatory/non-traditional theatre. Credits include Framed, By AdolfITSY The Musical (The Finger Players); Café (The Twenty-Something Theatre Festival); The Girl in the White Sand Box (Drama Box); and Normal (Checkpoint Theatre). Recently, she dramaturged for the sold-out participatory theatre piece Attempts, presented by the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival. She is an Associate Actor with The Finger Players, having completed the two-year Apprenticeship programme involving acting and puppetry training and development. Zee is also a Centre 42 Boiler Room 2016 playwright. She is currently writing a play that examines gender politics through the lens of sexual violence.  

Jo Tan

as Samantha

Andrew Marko

as Rudi & Cyril

Frances Lee

as Rosalind + Betsy

Hirzi Zulkiflie

as Dreamgirl #1

Andy Benjamin Cai

as Dreamgirl #2

Andreas Chua

as Dreamgirl #3

Creative Team

Michael Chiang Playwright
Beatrice Chia-Richmond Director
Wendy Ng Producer
Wong Chee Wai Set Designer
Ashley Lim Hair Design
Bobbie Ng & Low Jyue Huey Makeup Design
Cheah Wei Chun Art Director
Kenny Wong Technical Production Manager
Tube Gallery Costume Design
Michael Chan Lighting Designer
Shah Tahir Sound Designer & Engineer
Cat Andrade Stage Manager
Sunitha Nayar Assistant Stage Manager
Chen Rui Yu Assistant Stage Manager
Melissa Chin Production Manager

Cast

Jason Godfrey as Warren
Chua Enlai as Mirabella
Shane Mardjuki as Lavinia
Zee Wong as Edward
Jo Tan as Samantha
Andrew Marko as Rudi + Cyril
Frances Lee as Rosalind + Betsy
Hirzi Zulkiflie as Dreamgirl 1
Andy Cai as Dreamgirl 2
Andreas Chua as Dreamgirl 3

Gowns for Enlai & Shane in campaign poster
by Grace Atelier

Ticketing

Friday 2 November -
Sunday 18 November 2018

Tue to Sat: 8pm
Sat & Sun: 3pm matinees
Deepavali (Tue 6 Nov): 3pm & 8pm

Drama Centre Theatre
100 Victoria Street Level 3
National Library Building

Weekdays
S$88, S$73, S$58, S$43

Weekends & Matinees
S$98, S$83, S$68, S$53

(Excludes Booking Fee)

COME TOGETHER Family & Friends Promo
Book 6 Tickets & Only Pay For 5!

(Present your group booking receipt at the door and redeem 2 free programme booklets)
[Valid from 5 Sep 2018 onwards]

Special discounts available for school & group bookings. Email us

"Michael Chiang applied searing wit to his work, about transsexuals and their quests to be seen as normal people…"

Tan Tarn How, The Straits Times

"Private Parts helped to bring about a paradigm change in Singapore theatre and I am glad that it has become a Singapore classic"

Professor Tommy Koh
Ambassador-at-Large at Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs

"The comic parts succeeded brilliantly, and had the audience roaring with laughter…"

Susan Tsang, Business Times

"Michael has made a delicate and mostly successful transition from his laugh-a-minute Army Daze writing to something more serious…"

Tan Tarn How, The Straits Times

"The audience are batted about from high camp bouncing falsies to a deep, sad heart-bond between Mirabella and Warren."

Hannah Pandian, The Straits Times

1992 Singapore Festival of Arts

Directed by Ong Ken Sen
Produced by TheatreWorks
Private Parts was never written to offend. Michael began with the intention of making people notice how much we are alike underneath the superficialities. “The play moves beyond the peripheral world of this small minority and speaks of human frailty, our need to be accepted and our fear of rejection in social interaction.” – Ong Keng Sen. Starring Koh Boon Pin, Bervyn Lee, Khoo Kah Bee and Karen Tan, the provocative yet deeply moving Private Parts made its debut at the Singapore Festival of Arts in 1992 and its never gone away since.

1994 私处

Directed by Lim Siauw Chong
Presented by WOW International & Produced by TheatreWorks
Just two years after its successful debut at the Singapore Festival Of Arts, Private Parts came back strong with an unprecedented bold move of staging both an English and Mandarin production back-to-back. Taking on the challenge of reaching out to the more conservative Chinese speaking audience, the team roped in the help of a stellar cast of TV personalities including Edmund Chen, Hua Liang and Jiu Jian. The $500,000 production went on to sell-out every night at the 1,000-seat auditorium.

2004 First Singaporean play staged at the Esplanade Theatre

Directed by Casey Lim
Produced by MediaCorp TV12
Twelve years since its premiere, Private Parts gets a fresh update and became the first Singaporean play to make it to the stage of Esplanade Theatre – A Singapore classic in a world class theatre!. The production by Mediacorp TV 12 starring Timothy Nga, Christian Lee, Yeo Yann Yann, Kevin Murphy and Jamie Yeo performed to an enthusiastic audience for a limited run at the 2,000-seat venue.
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