A CENTENNIAL COMMEMORATION AS VOILAH! 2020 OPENING PROGRAMME
A fiery anti-colonialist statesman fascinated by the Far East, Georges Clemenceau wrote a play that takes place in a fantasised China and tells a witty, funny, entertaining philosophical tale about truth and happiness. Performed in Paris, the United States and China and adapted into a musical and two silent movies, it is a forgotten gem of the Belle Époque, for which French famous composer Gabriel Fauré had created an oriental-inspired incidental music. The script and the score will be revived in a dramatised reading set up in Singapore, with 8 actors (including multi-awards winning veterans Janice Koh, Lim Yu-Beng, Hossan Leong and Remesh Panicker) and 8 musicians from the YST Conservatory of Music.
The Veil Of Happiness
A play by Georges Clemenceau
First translated in English by T. M. Cleland
Directed by Marc Goldberg
Assisted by Rossiana Nasir
Performed by Lim Yu-Beng, Janice Koh, Hossan Leong, Remesh Panicker, Matt Grey, Gauraangi Chopra, Aaron Ee and Wang Shao Kai.
With incidental music by Gabriel Fauré performed by Kong Xiang Lester, Felita Eleonora, Cao Lan, Kamilla Nurmatova, Yang Shun-Ming, Viktoriya Klyukina, Chen I-Ching, Nuttakamon Supattranont and Thanaphat Pratjaroenwanit.
ADMISSION: Free programme | Facebook Live: voilahsg
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