Discover snapshots of a pandemic, stories from a comedian about his life on and off the stage, and the heritage and histories behind crafts

There are loads to discover in the city's performing arts scene this month. From the annual theatre series at the Esplanade that returns to enthral audiences with commissioned works, to Singapore's much-loved comedian who will stage a brand-new production peppered with witty anecdotes about his take on life on and off stage, there is truly something for everyone. 

Find out more below.

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Space Furniture Asia

What From aesthetic reasons to functionality, there are many factors to consider when designing your new wardrobe. From now till May 2, homeowners can head to Singapore’s leading furniture retail company, Space Furniture Asia, for a design consultation to tailor their new wardrobes to suit their lifestyles. Shoppers will be able to find stunning wardrobes from award-winning brand Poliform that boasts the best of Italian design, the latest technological innovation and versatility to suit their needs. They can also look forward to saving up to 15 per cent on their wardrobe of choice and receive a complimentary Sara wall mirror from Poliform.

When Till May 2

(Related: 8 Stylish Modular Sofas for the Ultimate Flexibility in Your Living Room)

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Picturing the Pandemic: A Visual Record of Covid-19 in Singapore

What Featuring 272 photographs, a short film, and 16 donated artefacts, including the vial that contained the first vaccine administered in Singapore, the first exhibition introducing the National Museum of Singapore’s new Collecting Contemporary Singapore initiative traces the lives of Singaporeans during the early phases of the pandemic.

When Till August 29

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The Studios

What Esplanade’s annual theatre series returns with two commissioned works, meant to be staged last year, along with a third production called By Design, exploring the intersection of graphic design and performance conceived by Cake.

When Till April 24 

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Musical Soundbites: Enigma Variations with Jessica Gethin

What In the final instalment of the four-part online video series for children by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jessica Gethin performs the orchestral variations by English composer Edward Elgar. 

When April 4

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No Regrets—A Tribute to Edith Piaf

What In celebration of its 15th anniversary, Sing’theatre stages a tribute to French music icon Edith Piaf, with a repertoire of 20 songs, in French and English, including La vie en Rose, performed by theatre talents such as Hossan Leong and Rebekah Sangeetha Dorai at Alliance Française Theatre.

When Till April 25


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Sewing Discord

What Discover the works of Ginette Chittick and four other artists and designers whose practices centre on cross‑stitching, embroidery, weaving and origami. Held at the Esplanade’s Jendala (Visual Arts Space), the artists come together to showcase how their crafts represent heritage and histories beyond their decorative purposes.

When Till July 4

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I am Kumar

What Singaporean comedian Kumar returns to the stage with a brand-new production that showcases his inimitable take on life on and off the stage. Expect a wonderful time at the Capitol Theatre filled with song and dance, and the comedian’s witty anecdotes.

When Till May 23  

(Related: Kumar, Ivy Singh and Marisa Evelynn Star in Tatler’s SS20 Trend Report)