Welcome to Toy Factory Productions Ltd

Toy Factory Productions Ltd , first established in 1990 under the name Toy Factory Theatre Ensemble, is Singapore’s leading bilingual theatre company. Known for its fiercely original, gutsy and edgy productions, Toy has constantly redefined boundaries with its creative approach to theatre making.

From its humble beginnings as a puppetry theatre company, Toy has evolved through the years into a professional multi-disciplinary theatre company that strives to create works that are accessible to all audiences. Being bilingual enables Toy to address, perform and reach out to both English and Mandarin-speaking audiences, a role which has been challenging, demanding and ultimately, rewarding.

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2007
 

APR

251

(English Play)
A chance encounter on a plane from Los Angeles bound for Singapore unravels a web of complicity between a yuppie IT programmer and an unnamed Friend. As the plane takes flight, we are also taken on a journey through the world of Grace Quek aka Annabel Chong. The narrative re-enacts, constructs and re-constructs seminal moments in Grace/Annabel’s life with regards to her family, friends and society at large. In particular, it allows us an insight into her otherwise unknown life as daughter, friend and lover. It also sheds light on crucial epochs of her life that were to shape her daring exploits – namely her fascination with performance art, her relationship with her family and friends and her gang rape.

251 leaves room to question the possibility of understanding Grace and the phenomenon of Annabel and aims to expose our national psyche and our attitudes towards adult films, alternative lifestyles, sex, creativity and individuality. More crucially, it challenges the definitions of a “national hero”. What are the OB markers? If Khoo Swee Chiow is a National Hero having beaten the odds and broken records, can Annabel Chong be considered one too? Or is she merely a renegade and an exception to the rule or is she symptomatic of our wanting to break free from our society’s seemingly conservative Confucian values? Is she Reckless Rebel or Radical Pioneer? Porn Princess or Media Maverick? National Pride or National Shame?

251 is directed by Toy Factory’s Associate Director Loretta Chen and written by Ng Yi-sheng. Leading the provocatively talented cast is well known theatre and TV personality Cynthia Lee Macquarrie as Annabel Chong, 251 also stars Cheryl Miles, Amy Cheng, Lee Weng Kee and Paul Lucas.

 
 
 
 
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Big Fool Lee
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Titoudao
 
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