Jewels in the Tale (2015)

17 August 2015 – 30 August 2015 @ AGF Theatre, Alliance Française


You won't fail to be engaged and enchanted by this marvellous and mischievous production, featuring a very carefully selected collection of stories and folklore from around the region. This is a brand new fusion of two of our most acclaimed productions Dancing with Dragons and Under the Dragon Moon (both of which garnered Five Star reviews in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe). 

We searched for suitable tales from all over South East Asia, and now we bring you The Crane's Gratitude from Japan, Tenali Raman and the Three Thieves from India, and The Four Dragons from China, amongst others.

We playfully present these fascinating folk tales through energetic physical theatre, masks and puppetry. With fun, colour and music, this is theatre that will enthral and entertain both young and old alike. Lively action, beautifully crafted stories, and multi-layered performances highlight interesting morals and questions that will challenge and engage. This is a marvellous opportunity to discover some of the region's colourful heritage of folk tales in a fun and very accessible form.

Devised and Performed by: Adelynn Tan, Alecia Kim Chua, Elizabeth Loh, Ebi Shankara 

Script and Lyrics Written and Directed by: Brian Seward
Sound Design and Songs by: Stan and Soap
Additional Song (Creatures of the Earth) by: Belinda Foo
Choreographed by: Cathy Kee 

Set and Props Designed by: Wai Yin Kwok
Lighting Designed by: Josiah Yoong
Costumes Designed by: Brian Seward
Costume Realisation by: Joanne Ng Mui Huang 

Production Manager: Hatta Sulaiman
Stage Manager: Alycia Finley
Sound Ops: Sharizal Hamid
Stage Crew: Nadia Noordin

General Manager: Jasmine Choe
Ticketing and Front of House Manager: Masnita Omar
Ticketing Officer: Raudha Latiff
Administrator: Rahilah Abdul Rahman
Project Manager (Intern): Marcia Lee 

(Source: Synopsis from I Theatre Flyer and Credits from I Theatre Programme)


Adelynn Tan
Devisor, Performer
Alecia Kim Chua
Devisor, Performer
Elizabeth Loh
Devisor, Performer
Ebi Shankara
Devisor, Performer
Brian Seward
Playwright, Lyricist, Director, Costume Designer
Belinda Foo
Cathy Kee
Kwok Wai Yin
Set Designer, Props Designer


Jewels in the Tale (2015), Flyer
Flyer for Jewels in the Tale (2015). 
I Theatre
Recorded: 17 August 2015
Jewels in the Tale (2015), The Way Back Home (2015), Miscellaneous
Miscellaneous for Jewels in the Tale (2015) and The Way Back Home ​​​​​​​(2015). 
I Theatre
Recorded: 17 August 2015
Jewels in the Tale (2015), Programme
Programme for Jewels in the Tale (2015). 
I Theatre
Recorded: 17 August 2015