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LIM BOON KENG – The Musical

Musical Theatre Ltd

Performed in English.

Written by Stella Kon, Music by Desmond Moey, Directed by Jeremiah Choy. Presented by MTL & GCOX. Starring Sebastian Tan as Lim Boon Keng.

“In a century torn by war,
one man’s integrity burns like a flame.”

Who is Lim Boon Keng? What has he done? Why is he of interest?

The first Chinese boy to receive a Queen’s Scholarship, he returned to Singapore in 1892 with a first-class honours in medicine.  He founded schools, championed education for girls, rallied public support on many public causes of his day.  For all his good work, he was awarded the Order of the British Empire, and yet he was accused of being a spy and collaborator of the Japanese during the Second World War.

Lim Boon Keng, The Musical, traces the ups and downs of a man full of ideas and ideals, as he reflects on his life and his philosophy in the early 20th Century Singapore, and reveals his deeds and contributions.

Dr Lim Boon Keng is a prominent Singaporean historical figure responsible for helping to shape Singapore’s history whom many may know as the namesake of Boon Keng MRT Station. The first Chinese boy to receive a Queen’s Scholarship, he returned to Singapore in 1892 with a first-class honour in medicine.  He founded schools, championed education for girls, rallied public support on many public causes of his day. For all his good work, he was awarded the Order of the British Empire, and yet he was accused of being a spy and collaborator of the Japanese during the Second World War.

Lim Boon Keng, The Musical, traces the ups and downs of a man full of ideas and ideals, as he reflects on his life and his philosophy in the early 20th Century Singapore, and reveals his deeds and contributions through Singapore’s colonial times, the second world war and its aftermath.

Singapore’s renowned multi-faceted performer, Sebastian Tan, who celebrated the 10th anniversary of his well-loved and critically-acclaimed stand-up musical comedy series Broadway Beng® with sold-out concerts at Capitol Theatre, will be playing Dr Lim Boon Keng.

Starring alongside Sebastian are Choreographer George Chan – who has performed in over 2,000 shows in both the Singapore and European Arts scene, Audrey Luo – who has independently co-produced and acted in her first Mandarin monologue My Mother’s Chest to full houses and Celine Rosa Tan – whose local works include Fraulein Kost in Cabaret, Yehanara in The Forbidden City, and Georgie in The Full Monty.

Elaine Chan will be directing and arranging the music for the Musical. In this year alone, she has composed the soundtrack and songs to Cake Theatre’s 25-minute musicalette – Makan Dreaming, a dramatic presentation on Street Hawker History (as part of the Singapore Heritage Festival in March 2019), composed the soundtrack to DramaBox Theatre’s Both Sides Now, as well as music direct Broadway Beng.

MTL believes in empowering people with special needs by giving them a platform to showcase their talents and contribute in some way to help in the creation of original social musicals. And as part of its community outreach for this year’s new musical, MTL includes in its production team young people, including youths at risk, who will be stage management trainees.

Stella Kon is one of the co-founders of MTL and has recently handed over her position of Chairman and President to local singer-songwriter and recipient of this year National Day Award – Public Service Medal, Sean Wong, PBM.

Credits: Musical Theatre Ltd


SHOWTIMES

10 October (Thu) – 13 October (Fri)

Thu – Fri: 8 PM
Sat: 3 PM, 8 PM
Sun: 3 PM

Standard Tickets:
3 PM Show – S$70, S$60
8 PM Show – S$80, S$70


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October 10 2019

Details

Date: October 10
Time: 8:00 pm - 9:40 pm
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Cost: S$60 – S$80
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Venue

Victoria Theatre

11 Empress Place
Singapore, Singapore 179555 Singapore

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Schedule

  • Thursday, 10 Oct: 8 PM
  • Friday, 11 Oct: 8 PM
  • Saturday, 12 Oct: 3 PM, 8 PM
  • Sunday, 13 Oct: 3 PM
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