Chestnuts is back and, mamma mia, what a show we have in store!
Introducing the new killer pairing of Jonathan Lim (Chestnuts creator and veteran of 8 years) and Singapore Boy Hossan Leong, fresh from his own one-man show!
This 8th installment of Singapore’s only LIVE parody show promises more hard-hitting spoofs and merciless stabs at all things popular and artsy! Get ready for non-stop comedy sketches and parody songs as this madcap duo poke fun at our favorite movies, plays, TV shows and current events! The action is fast-paced, the costume changes countless and the humor unstoppable!
This year, Chestnuts returns to its 1996 birthplace Jubilee Hall with all-new wacky spoofs of 2004’s hottest films like Kill Bill 2, Peter Pan, Troy, 2046, The Grudge, House of Flying Daggers, Dawn of the Dead, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Alien Vs Predator, Exorcist: The Beginning,The Stepford Wives and Catwoman.
PLUS parodies of hit shows like Mamma Mia!, Singapore Idol, Friends, Extreme Makeover, Top or Bottom, Private Parts, Aladdin, The Vagina Monologues and Wills & Mergers
a dig at those ridiculous cinema pre-show ads…
TheatreWorks Does the Olympics, a parody of the Life! Theatre Awards and a tribute to the (still) pink theatre scene…featuring a different special guest each night joining us for a hilarious live chat-show about topical issues such as studio mergers, blackouts and celebrity pregnancies (and the conspiracy that links them all…)!
More details on Chestnuts past and present here.
Â“Â…should be seized on with delightÂ… the performers are so adept at sending up everything that anything goes. Their repertoire is vast, and the action fast as the sketches are trotted out at whirlwind paceÂ… the wit and style matches the very best of satire.Â”
– Ron Banks, The West Australian, 1998
Â“Lim and Yeo have so much fun and their work is so polished that you canÂ’t help enjoying itÂ… Lim has an extraordinarily beautiful face capable of registering the subtlest of emotions, and a chimerical ability to change character (and he also looks hilariously genuine in a dress).Â”
– Grant Cottrell, Xpress (Perth), 1998
Â“Clever as the writing is, the real charm of Chestnuts lies in the frenetic energy displayed by its performersÂ… a remarkable chemistry between themÂ…Â”
– Jeremy Samuel, The Arts Magazine, Mar-Apr 2002
Â“The quality of the show was just overwhelming. Conceived to crank out the most number of laughs from a (preferably) local Singaporean audience in one and a half-hours, it certainly did its jobÂ… Mad men they clearly wereÂ… the show shines ever so brightly. I can honestly say that I haven’t had this funny a night out in a long timeÂ… Regretfully, I can only ask myself why I didn’t find out about it earlier. Oh wellÂ…Â”
– Adi Soon, The Flying Inkpot, 2000
Â“The show is very funny and I enjoyed it very much. I’m definitely looking forward to next year’s show.Â”
– Glen Goei on 2003’s Â“Chestnuts Unloaded: The Curse of the Black Pearl Bubble TeaÂ”
Â“Chestnuts is definitely roasting on an open fire – and it has been getting hotter with each year.”
– Zhou Junli, The New Paper, Dec 2003
Shows: 24th November – 27th November, 8pm (and 3pm Saturday).