It is tough to be a teenager
Especially when you are different from everyone else.
And having lived amongst humans for centuries,
These young deities begin to wonder:
In a world where men appear almighty,
Who needs gods anyway?
Directed by The Theatre Practice’s Artistic Director Kuo Jian Hong, Immortalx puts a modern twist on traditional Chinese mythology. A winning combination of action and comedy, this modern coming-of-age story follows the adventures of three teenage deities as they search for their place in a world where they don’t quite fit in.
Combining live theatre with multimedia projection, magical illusions and songs, this exciting production also features a dynamic theatre-in-the-round staging, placing audience in the heart of the action.
Date: 1 August – 12 September 2018
Venue: Practice Space
Festival: M1 Patch! A Theatre Festival of Artful Play
Director: Kuo Jian Hong
Original Story Concept: Wu Xi
Story Concept (2018): Kuo Jian Hong, Su Chun Ying
Playwright: Su Chun Ying
Assistant Director: Bright Ong
Set Designer: Szu-Feng Chen
Lighting Designer: Woo E-Hui
Sound Designer: Sandra Tay
Music Composer: Julian Wong
Multimedia Production: EDIT&PLAY
Costume Designer: Glenna Ng
Magic Consultant: Frankie Malachi Yeo
Fight Choreography: Gordon Choy
Script Translation: Ang Xiao Ting
Cast: Ang Xiao Ting, Hao Wei Kai, Frances Lee, Windson Liong, Ng Mun Poh, Gordon Choy (Monkey God – Shadow), Sugie Phua (Monkey God – Voiceover)
“This light, fun package makes magic out of deceptively little.”
– The Straits Times
“Working well as an ensemble, this was a well delivered, relatable storyline for anyone no matter their age.”
“Director Kuo Jian Hong pulls out all the stops and brings on board a divine creative team to delight audiences. Immortalx begins with a rap segment and ends with an unexpected musical number. There is a refreshing silliness in modernising ancient narratives, interwoven with contemporary references to unusual—or supernatural?—events in Singapore like the unexpected flood at Orchard Road earlier this year. Throughout the hour, the black box is filled with an electric atmosphere, leaving no doubt that the actors are relishing in artful play and sharing the story with delight.”