Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Giveaway! ITheatre's Magic Paintbrush!

Improvised from the well-known Chinese folk tale, The Magic Paintbrush concludes I Theatre's line-up for 2016 after an impressive line up of plays such as The Rainbow Fish, The Boy who Cried Wolf, etc.

:: The Story 

Like many youngsters, Toni Lee, from present-day Singapore, struggles with the pressure and stress of schoolwork and parental expectations. With an accidental wish, Toni quite unexpectedly meets a Magical Paintbrush, and is transported back in time to a Southern Province of China, where Toni becomes Ma Liang 马良. In a series of magical adventures, Ma Liang’s story unfolds.

Meet the tuneful Phoenix who guides and helps Ma Liang with his quest. Watch out for the comical Palace Guards, Sotong and Shrimp, as they try to capture Ma Liang for the cruel, greedy Emperor and his wicked schemes!

Through the fun and laughter, a clear and strong moral message about the value of creativity, friendship, and the dangers of using, or abusing power is presented in this magical, musical family show. 

:: The Book
A unique feature of this production is that (maybe for the first time in Singapore) a brand new picture book was launched in conjunction with the first production of the play. Dumpling had the chance to read this book some years back and liked it very much!

Written by the playwright, Brian Seward, and illustrated by Francis Chua, The Magic Paintbrush was published by international publishers Marshall Cavendish International (Asia). Aimed at the Primary school audience, this beautifully illustrated colour picture book contains all the characters and the storyline from the play, and develops some story elements further in a way that the play could not.

I am pleased to share that I have 3 pairs of 2 tickets to this classic tale to give away! 

:: Terms and Conditions
1.                   These tickets will be to the 11am show on Saturday 29 Oct 2016. 
2.                   Winner is to collect the tickets directly from I Theatre office @ 27 Kerbau Road by 27 October (no onsite collection is allowed) during office hours.
3.                   Tickets are not exchangeable for cash or for other dates.
4.                   Please remember to leave a comment below on "Which other Chinese folk story you like and why?"
5.                  The giveaway is not endorsed, associated with administrated by Facebook.                  
6.          As the play takes place in Singapore, this giveaway is opened only to Singapore Residents. GOOD LUCK! 

Can't wait for the giveaway results? You can purchase tickets here!

Event Details
Thu, 27 Oct - Sat, 12 Nov 2016
27 0ct 2016 till 30 Oct 2016
Thu - Fri: 10.30am & 2.30pm
Sat & Sun: 11am & 2.30pm

Approximately 1hr 30mins
(With 15 mins intermission)

1 Nov 2016 till 12 Nov 2016
Tue & Thu: 10.30am & 2.30pm
Wed & Fri: 10.30am
Sat: 11am, 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Sun: 11am & 5pm

Disclaimer: The giveaway is kindly sponsored by I Theatre. We are not compensated for the post. All opinions expressed are entirely ours.

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  1. I love The Ten Brothers or 十兄弟。 All 10 of them have their unique power which they used to helped others. Most importantly they are so filial towards their parents and their siblings bond is so strong; something that we are seeing lesser now.

  2. I love the story of Tikki Tikki Tembo which means "the most wonderful thing in the world" and how history was changed while he fell into a well and was saved by an old man while it was tough trying to pronounce his long name.

  3. As a child, I have always enjoyed 十二生肖的故事。The chinese zodiac signs are fun yet mystical. Always fascinating to little ones.

  4. I liked the Chinese story of 牛郎织女
    Debbie Ng

  5. I love the story of Tikki Tikki Tembo because of his long long name and how it was so hard to pronounce to help him out of the well after he fell in��

  6. 孔融让梨
    A good story to teach the boys to share and respect each other. Hopefully they will not fight over things everyday.

  7. 花木兰
    Hua Mulan is a symbol of bravery and honor. Mulan could fight like a man, but weave and embroider like a woman. She didn't go to war to prove herself - she did it out of filial duty, and because her country needed her.

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  9. The Great Race-The story of chinese Zodiac.Its an interesting way of telling the children how each animal was chosen through the race and given a place in the chinese calendar

  10. 司马光
    It teaches one to remain calm while in a panic situation.

  11. I like the Nezha story especially the love he has for his family & his courage.

  12. My kids and I love the story "Nian". Explained why Chinese use fire crackers during Lunar New Year. To chase away scary monsters so we can welcome the new year with glad tidings! Gong Xi Fa Cai!

  13. We like 麻雀报恩. It's a story that I keep reminding my kids and myself to always serve with a good heart.

  14. My boy love Hua Mulan for her bravery filial and honor.she can fight like a man, but weave and embroider like a woman.

    Fb Julie tan

  15. The story of Nian! How traditional chinese families scared Nian away with red stickers and fire crackers.

    fb chengling tan

  16. My boys love 三只小猪 as it taught them not to be lazy and learnt to be independent and strong.

    Fb: Celin AC

  17. My girls love Mulan

  18. My kids love the story if "The boy who cried wolf"
    This story teaches them not to tell lies and be truthful

    FB: Tanny Koh

  19. We like "Two of Everything" as it teaches us about greed.
    Teo Yee Long

  20. My girl love to read Chinese idioms story books which help her to understand the the meaning better with interesting story !
    FB: Tey Pei Wing

  21. I like to tell my girls Chinese stories about Sima Guang smashing the jar, Kong Rong letting up the bigger pears etc. Great moral teachings
    Joeanne Shim

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