WILD RICE's young and wild
Anything Can Happen / Something Must Happen
4th - 7th July 2019
Aliwal Arts Centre
Devised by Edith Podesta, in collaboration with Young & Wild
Directed by Edith Podesta
Lighting Designer: Tai Zi Feng
Sound Designer: Bani Haykal
Performed by: Azura Farid, Mitchell Fang, Nicole Hofbauer, Izzul Irfan, Vivianne Li, Lim Jun De, Lim Shien Hian, Benjamin Lye Jin Yang, Ong Xue Min, Melissa Peh, Marshall Poh, Rajkumar Thiagaras, Cheryl Tan, Isaac Tan, Shannen Tan, Vera Toh, Eve Voigtlander, Wong Jin Yi, Zulfiqar Izzudin
Part of Wild Rice Housewarming Season:
“I can take any empty space and call it a bare stage. A man walks across this empty space whilst someone else is watching him, and this is all that is needed for an act of theatre to be engaged.”- The Empty Space, Peter Brook
An empty space. 19 actors. An audience.
Is that all it takes for a theatrical event to happen? What is theatre? And can it exist without an audience?
In a hitherto empty space, Young & W!LD invites you to enter a world of theatrical ideas and possibilities. Through a constellation of words and images, the company unpacks how theatre is made and how it helps us make sense of the world in which we live.
Written by acclaimed theatre-maker Edith Podesta in collaboration with Young & W!LD, Anything Can Happen/Something Must Happen is playful, inventive and experimental – a thrilling experience that asks you to suspend your disbelief as you help us transform an empty space into a theatre.
In terms of actual acting, major roles are shared amongst several cast members...amidst the Macbeths, it is Shannen Tan’s brief scene which unexpectedly captures our attention with her non-traditional approach to the character. Here, she differentiates herself from the others by toning down on the dramatics, instead giving Macbeth an understated air of quiet confidence at his most vicious, utterly remorseless and calm.