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Family Duet


Fri May 31 2013, 8:00pm–9:15pm
Sat Jun 1 2013, 3:00pm–4:15pm
Sat Jun 1 2013, 8:00pm–9:15pm

Where: Esplanade Theatre Studio , 1 Esplanade Drive, Marina Bay, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $25.00
  • Student: $10.00
  • NSF and senior citizens: $16.00
  • Savings Package of any 4 tickets to 'The Studios 2013': $80.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: dmarlene

What does it mean to be on stage with your grandma? Perform with your sister, or dance with your child? In Family Duet, a multi-generational cast presents an off-beat mix of life experiences and perspectives on the world.

Two weeks before their first child was born in 2004, Kaylene Tan and Paul Rae performed Duets. Described by The Straits Times as 'stylish, quirky' and 'enigmatic', the show was an attempt to mark what it meant to be two in advance of becoming three.

Now they are four. Time for some new home truths.

Reflecting spell#7's intimate and inventive approach to theatre-making, Family Duet highlights the questions that family living answers but rarely asks: What is it to live together? How did I get these eyes? Are we ever too young to fail, or too old to disappoint? Where are the emergency noodles?

Three generations aged 6 to 66 mix conversation, media and dancing toys in scenes that probe the passage of time, the meaning of responsibility, and how people overlap. The result is a family autobiography that audiences of all ages will find both instantly recognisable, and totally unique.

Presented by spell#7
In collaboration with Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay as part of The Studios.

On Duets
"For me, the power of this production was in its sincerity in trying to capture in little snapshots the truth of how love – so ordinary, so beautiful, so real – can exist." - The Flying Inkpot