Esplanade’s most playful festival returns with 10 days of imaginative, exhilarating and intimate performances and encounters, that celebrate life in full colour.
Come and explore physical and visual theatre, puppetry, circus, comedy and music, up close, as they intersect in refreshing ways.
With a range of ticketed and free performances by Singapore and international artists, expect loads of hands-on fun for the family and unique programming for adults looking for an arts experience with a twist. See you at Flipside!
Friday, 29 May 2020 - 7 June 2020 | Esplanade Recital Studio
Kulu Orr (Israel)
Control Freak is a solo performance fusing circus arts, music, humour and state-of-the-art-technology.
Friday - Sunday, 29 – 31 May 2020 | Fri: 8pm | Sat: 2pm & 6pm | Sun: 2pm | 1hr 10mins(no intermission) | Esplanade Recital Studio | $35
Famous Puppet Death Scenes
The Old Trout Puppet Workshop (Canada)
Behold – the eternal masterwork of puppetry for adults finally comes to Singapore! Now’s your chance to willingly undergo a HEART-WRENCHING COLLECTION OF MINIATURE THEATRICAL DEMISES by The Old Trout Puppet Workshop that will severely exacerbate your fear of death.
Friday - Sunday, 29 – 31 May 2020 | Fri: 8pm | Sat: 3pm & 8pm | Sun: 3pm | 1hr 10mins(no intermission) | Esplanade Theatre Studio | $35
Nick Lehane (USA)
“To endow animals with human emotions has long been a scientific taboo. But if we do not, we risk missing something fundamental, about both animals and us.” – Frans de Waal, primatologist and ethologist
Friday - Sunday, 5 – 7 Jun 2020 | Fri: 8pm, Sat: 4pm & 8pm, Sun: 4pm | 55mins(no intermission) | Esplanade Theatre Studio
Kallo Collective (Finland)
On a tiny set lit by a single bulb, endless possibilities are illuminated. Within a one metre square stage, a solo performer creates an exquisite piece of micro-physical theatre by just using just his hands and feet, and eventually his torso and seemingly uncontrollable face.
Friday - Sunday, 5 – 7 Jun 2020 | Fri: 8pm, Sat: 2pm & 6pm, Sun: 2pm | 45mins(no intermission) | Esplanade Recital Studio