Take the role of a lead investigator to uncover the truth behind the death of a young recruit in Singapore’s first online interactive theatrical performance.
Murder at Mandai Camp: A Supernatural Murder Mystery draws inspiration from army myths and urban legends. When it takes place via Zoom later this month, viewers will participate as investigators tasked with solving a mysterious death during a routine exercise at Mandai Camp.
Viewers will be given clues and evidence to in real-time via Telegram, and are able to vote collectively on how they should capture the guilty party at the end.
It stars Erwin Shah Ismail, Irsyad Dawood, and Bright Ong.
The digital production is being staged by independent theatre company Sight Lights Entertainment and is written and directed by award-winning playwright Chong Tze Chien, who wrote 2010’s Charged, a controversial political play addressing racial tensions between Chinese and Malays.
“Fundamentally, we want to connect with our audience. Our mission has always been to tell stories that’ll make a difference in people’s lives. Be it as entertainment or to lift spirits, it’s something everyone needs now and the arts definitely have a big role to play,” Sight Lines’ artistic director Derrick Chew said in the announcement.
The show is limited to audiences 18 and up. It starts at 10pm on June 26 and June 28.
Tickets are available now online for S$15 though viewers can spend more to support the production company.
Cocktail packages by local bar Laut are also available for purchase. They include Grass, a homemade grass kombucha mixed with gin and Dragonfruit, a tangy spiced vodka drink with smoked longan, sour plum cordial and red dragonfruit juice.
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