Sunday, March 04, 2007



Jz watched Tituodao @ National Library Drama Central. It was great fun to watch a play that bring back old childhood memories.

"Titoudao is an English music drama about the life of a Hokkien street opera actress, Madam Oon Ah Chiam. During her early twenties, Madam Oon performed the role of this incorrigible but likeable character – Titoudao, to such perfection that the public fondly called her by this stage name. This is a play inspired by Madam Oon’s memories and experiences.

Set in the 1940s to the present day, Titoudao begins from her childhood in the poor rural area near Upper Bukit Timah Road. It traces her struggles against all odds to become a renowned wayang (Street Opera) star in Singapore and Malaysia. Through her painstaking story, we see the societal and economical changes in Singapore. It is a moving account of the struggles of a petite Chinese woman set against the progression of an ever developing island city. A heartwarming play that is poignant yet hilarious, it will make you burst into peals of laughter at one moment and weep the next. You will leave the theatre inspired by this extraordinary life experience of Madam Oon." (Taken from

This is one of the better local plays that I have seen so far. Great acting from everyone esp Pam who acted from young to old. Haa... The last scene of Tituodao was so touching. Sob... Sob... I also like the way the story and the wayang are put together and does not look confusing at all.

The show will be on until end of this month. So if got time go and watch it! Ok? Haa....

Me still so aching from yesterday's pump and combat classes.

A aching Polarbear

No comments: