Do You Love Your Ride?
Posted on 23 April, 2012
Do you love your ride, asks Derrick Chew, director of comedy revue show Trainspotting.
Brand-spankin’-new theatre group Sight Lines Production is jumping on the SMRT satire bandwagon with Trainspotting: A Year in Revue 2011. Staged from 26 April to 3 May at the Arts House, the comedy show stars Darius Tan, Celine Rosa Tan, and Siti Khalijah who will poke fun at everything from the nation’s reverence for curry sauce, SMRT delays, and Abercrombie & Fitch half-naked models who lined the streets of Orchard Road in a publicity coup this year.
Written by Jeremy Yew and directed by Derrick Chew, and will be both their first forays into musical revues. Derrick, 26, works in publicity, film and theatre as producer and director, and was most recently working with Pangdemonium! for their production of Spring Awakening.
“Trainspotting might sound a bit like Chestnuts or The Hossan Leong Show – because it is Singaporean and deals with Singapore content. Trainspotting, however, has a small storyline that is travelled through the evening,” says Derrick.
He co-founded Sight Lines Productions with producer Engie Ho, and Trainspotting marks the company’s debut. “As producer, you stress out about ticket sales every day,” he says with a laugh.
Derrick started out wanting to be an actor, but first learnt the ropes of the stage by working backstage. “It was there when I fell in love with the magic of creating something in the theatre,” he says. Three years ago, he worked for a show called The Composer with producer-actress Tan Kheng Hua, who encouraged him to pursue producing, and creating his own work.
Pulling Trainspotting together was no easy feat, and it looks as if Derrick and his team are on the right track. The only way to tell? Get your tickets here.
Trainspotting is on from 26 April to 3 May at The Arts House. Tickets are $48 from Bytes.sg.