SmartyPants and the Swordfish [G]

20 Mar 2024 (Wed) -
24 Mar 2024 (Sun)

$18.00 - $35.00

SmartyPants and the Swordfish [G]

20 Mar 2024 (Wed) - 24 Mar 2024 (Sun)

Date and Time

20 Mar 2024 : 14:00 - 15:30

21 Mar 2024 : 14:00 - 15:30

22 Mar 2024 : 14:00 - 15:30

23 Mar 2024 : 11:00 - 12:30

23 Mar 2024 : 15:00 - 16:30

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Location / Links

Gateway Theatre Black Box

$18.00 - $35.00


Event Details

From the award-winning playwright that brought you Boom and Everything but The Brain, Jean Tay’s SmartyPants and the Swordfish is a compelling immersive, interactive and inclusive theatre play that delves into Singapore’s history while taking a constructive look at the issue of bullying.

With acclaimed directors Samantha Scott-Blackhall and Tan Beng Tian at the helm, the story opens with a group of students investigating the legend of Redhill, probing to uncover how a young kampung boy met his demise at the hands of a jealous sultan. As they peel back the layers of this age-old tale, they uncover hidden truths, meet evil advisors and even fend off an attack by swordfishes!

Featuring a collaborative staging between mainstream actors and artists with disabilities, who will be manoeuvring colourful and large puppets to bring the play to life, the diverse casting underpins the importance to have empathy and respect for one another, regardless of differences.

SmartyPants and the Swordfish does not just re-tell history. Through a post-show dialogue, it engages young audiences to explore the dynamics of power and learn how to prevent bullying. The play further provides a platform for intellectually disabled artists to showcase their skills, gain professional experience and be recognised as equal contributors to the creative process.

A sensory and wheelchair friendly relaxed performance that incorporates Creative Captioning, Creative Audio Description*, Singapore Sign Language Interpretation (SgSL)* and Speech-To-Text Interpretation (STTI)*, everyone is welcome into this imaginative and safe theatre space.  Fully accessible to audiences, join us on this immersive, interactive and inclusive journey as we redefine the theatrical experience for all.

SmartyPants and the Swordfish is proudly co-presented by ART:DIS (Arts & Disability Singapore) and Gateway Arts.
Creative Captioning and Creative Audio Description will be available during the performance. Speech-to-Text-Interpretation is provided for post-show dialogue, and SgSL Interpretation will be available upon request. In-ear devices for audio description and Touch Tour are also available upon request, with limited devices and slots per show. Please contact for assistance before purchasing tickets.

Admission Rule

Rating / Age Limit

Rating: General
No admission for infants in arms and children below 4 years old
Children 4 years and above must purchase ticket for entry
Admission is subject to tickets produced at the entrance


Photography / Video Recording Rules

No photography, video recording and audio recording is allowed for this event.

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