As a parent who is really only proficient in English, I am always seeking out different ways and means to expose my children to the Chinese language. There's enrichment class of course, but I think seeing and hearing the language come to alive is one of the best ways to interest the kids in the language, and encourage them to use it.
Which is why I'm always very excited when I hear of Chinese plays or workshops where the children experience the Chinese language in a fun and interesting medium. Like 夜莺, the upcoming Mandarin version of The Nightingale.
We caught The Nightingale in English and really enjoyed it (click here to read our review!) so I've no doubt the Mandarin version would be equally entertaining. In fact, being a story set in China, it only seems appropriate that this play be staged in Mandarin. Cast members Ann Lek and Timothy Wan will be continuing on to perform this play in Mandarin after starring in the English run (wow!) and will be joined by Edric Hsu and Joanna Dong, the latter of whom will be lending her lovely voice to the nightingale. It already sound like it would be a hit with the whole family.
夜莺 will be staged at the DBS Arts Centre - Home of SRT from 18 Sep to 11 Oct 2014, with shows at 11am and 2pm on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays, and at 10am on Tuesdays to Fridays. Tickets are priced on Weekdays at $25 (Cat 1) and $22 (Cat 2) and Weekends $35 (Cat 1) and $32 (Cat 2), and can be purchased from Sistic.
If you are keen to catch the play and missed your chance to win in our giveaway of a pair of tickets to The Nightingale back in August, you are in luck because I'm back with another a bigger giveaway: a family pack of 4 TICKETS TO 夜莺 on Saturday 20 Sept, 11am!
To take part, you have to complete the following steps:
1. Like the Singapore Repertory Theatre Facebook Page
2. Like the Life is in the Small Things Facebook Page
3. Like and Comment on this Facebook photo, telling me the dates for the run of 夜莺!
You have to complete all 3 steps to qualify so don't miss any out! Use the Rafflecopter widget below to indicate that you've done the above. You can also get additional chances by completing the rest of the steps.
This giveaway ends on Sun 13 Sept 2014, 11.59pm and is open to Singapore residents only. Winners will be contacted by e-mail and will have 48 hours to respond, failing which a new winner will be drawn. All incomplete entries will be disqualified.