“Rites & Regulations” is a theatre double bill featuring Lin Mingyu’s “aWake” and Mok Cui Yin’s adaptation of “The Coffin is Too Big for the Hole” by Kuo Pao Kun. The show explores different aspects of death, life, and the funerary experience in a city with no room for exceptions, where the living live in standard-sized homes, and the dead rest in standard-sized graves.
An immersive theatrical experience where narrative, lighting, sound, smells, devised movement, and projections interact to recreate a sens
e of quotidian banalities, as well as the jarring sensorial experience of Taoist-Chinese funerals in Singaporean void decks.
The audience is first brought into the Void Deck, a designated “empty space” in Singapore’s government housing estates, and a ubiquitous architectural feature of the island city-state. A young Singaporean-Chinese girl struggles to make sense of the strange Taoist rituals and practices at her late great-grandmother’s funeral wake.
The show recently received 4* reviews at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and will be touring to Singapore for a series of immersive shows at 5Footway Inn's Atelier and at The Pigeonhole, with the support of the National Arts Council (Singapore).
More details about Rites & Regulations: http://ritesandregulations.com/
For tickets to shows at 5Footway Inn: Project Sultan: http://ritesandregulations.eventbrite.com
Platform 65 is a non-profit arts company by a group of Singaporeans based in London, who aim to provide a platform for anyone to enjoy and to explore literary, theatrical, and visual arts, particularly Singaporean works, artists, and themes.
We are interested in multidisciplinary and collaborative projects. Some of our projects include theatre productions, poetry events, literary supperclubs, oral history projects, and pop-up arts events such as the Pop-Up Singapore House, a pop-up arts venue in a converted townhouse that showcases the best of Singaporean creative talent and artists in the UK.