From 8 November 2023, Singapore Repertory Theatre (SRT) proudly presents a unique dinner theatre experience, Por Por’s Big Fat Surprise Wedding, sited at a pop-up restaurant in One Farrer Hotel. SRT is no stranger to site specific theatre, being the presenter of Shakespeare in the Park and productions like Caught (2019) and C-O-N-T-A-C-T (2022). Combining Singaporeans’ love for great food with SRT’s even greater love for good storytelling, this dinner theatre is directed by Singapore icon Dick Lee, known for his work in Forbidden City – Portrait of an Empress and Fried Rice Paradise.
SRT was the first producer of dinner theatre in Singapore with Ah Kong’s Birthday Party in 1998. The iconic play remains to be the longest running local stage production over a course of six months, which was co-created by Dick Lee. Casts involved will be Koh Chieng Mun, Jo Tan, Edward Choy, Bridget Fernandez, Ric Liu, Tiara Yap and Chacko Vadaketh.
“Ah Kong’s Birthday Party was a very successful and unique theatrical experience which was the very first immersive production in Singapore which also included food. The combination of theatre and cuisine makes for a great night out which I’m happy to revive with this brand- new show.” – Dick Lee
Held at a pop-up restaurant in One Farrer Hotel, Por Por’s Big Fat Surprise Wedding serves up a four-course meal curated by Michelin Star Chef Manjunath Mural, who is the co-owner of ADDA Singapore.
“Indian cuisine has a depth of history, tradition, ingredients and techniques. My passion has always been to share the heritage of regional Indian cuisine and make it accessible.” – Manjunath Mural
Wearing two hats in this production, award-winning playwright and actress Jo Tan takes on the task of scripting a story where the actors can see and interact with their fellow audience members, while also breathing life into one of her own characters.
“Por Por’s Big Fat Surprise Wedding aims to tell the more personal story of a seventy-year- old lady rediscovering some excitement in her life, and her family’s hangups about it; it’s just a skeleton team of 7 characters making up the entire bridal party, who are scrambling around trying to run a massive banquet and manoeuvre around the secrets and elephants in the room.” – Jo Tan
Get Your Tickets Today
Date: From 8 November 2023 | Venue: One Farrer Hotel 1 Farrer Park Station Road Saranggong Terrasse, Level 6 Singapore 217562 | Prices: From $158 | Ticketing: www.srt.com.sg | Timing: Tue – Sat (Dinner): 7.30pm, Sat (Lunch): 12.30pm Sun (Lunch): 11.30am Sun (Dinner): 6.30pm
For more show information, visit www.srt.com.sg/porpor