30 June 2016 – 24 July 2016 @ The Singapore Airlines Theatre, LASALLE College of the Arts


A hotel in Singapore is opened at the turn of the century, when the island is still a jewel in the British Crown. It serves as an exotic pit stop for travelers who wish to explore the glittering expanse of the British Empire. 

Each day, new faces appear and swiftly disappear – guests and staff alike. Every ten years, we check into the hotel and meet its residents. As Singapore morphs from British colony to Malaysian state to sovereign nation, its denizens experience profound and dramatic changes. We meet Indian mutineers, Cantonese nannies, Malay film stars, Japanese soldiers, transgender sex workers, wedding guests and suspected terrorists. They live out the pivotal moments in their personal lives, even as empires die and new ones are born from their ashes.

An immersive, multi-generational epic, HOTEL explores the notions of empire, nationhood, migration and identity against the backdrop of a shrinking world.

Unanimously acclaimed as an instant classic and a five-star experience following its sold-out premiere at the 2015 Singapore International Festival of Arts, HOTEL is a ground-breaking theatrical event highlighting the eclectic energies born from the collisions between the old and the new, East and West, tradition and modernity.


Ghafir Akbar
Ben Cutler
Brendon Fernandez
Sharda Harrison
Ivan Heng
Jo Kukathas
Dwayne Lau
Lee Chee Keng
Moo Siew Keh
Pam Oei
Siti Khalijah Zainal
Julie Wee
Yap Yi Kai
Lina Yu

Creative Team

Directors: Ivan Heng & Glen Goei
Playwright: Alfian Sa’at & Marcia Vanderstraaten

Set Designer: Wong Chee Wai
Lighting Designer: Lim Woan Wen
Multimedia Designer: Brian Gothong Tan
Sound Designer: The Gunnery
Costume Designer: Theresa Chan
Hair Designer: Ashley Lim
Make-Up Designer: The Make Up Room

Movement Coach: Ben Cutler
Translator & Language Coach (Cantonese): Hung Chit Wah & Moo Siew Keh
Translator & Language Coach (Japanese): Ken Takiguchi & Hiroko Takiguchi
Language Coach (Irish): Victoria Mintey

Production Team

Producer: Tony Trickett
Production Manager: Xu Xin’en
Production Co-ordinators: Deena Shaqinah & Sai Sandhya Silvalingam
Production Assistant: Augustina Ongah
Technical Manager: Hatta Sulaiman
Stage Manager: Melissa Teoh
Rehearsal Stage Manager & Assistant Stage Manager: Charlene Poh
Assistant Stage Managers: Nureen Raidah & Joanna Ooi

Props Mistress: Sheryl Woo
Props Assistant: Jessy Choo
Stage Assistants:
Fariz Jan Amir
Nadia Noordin
Nur Syafiqah
Delia Oh
Natasha May Pang
Rafizah Mohamed Rafie
Shazwaani & Siti Asyruah

Stage Technicians: Muhammad Aidil Bin Togiman, Muhammad Hidhayat Bin Aziz & Raja Mohammad Yusuf Bin Raja Zahari
Lighting Operator: Keira Lee
Followspot Operators: Daya Esa & Rosyanti Bte Rosli
Lighting Programmer: Ctrl Fre@k (Low Wee Cheng)
Sound Engineer/Operator: Joel Manuel Fernandez
Multimedia & Surtitle Operator: Augustina Ongah

Wardrobe Manager: Theresa Chan
Dressers: Ruth Au, Loo An Ni, Siti Nor'Atiqah Binte Othman, Tan Jia Hui & Toh Wen Fang
Hair Assistants: Jane Neo & Michelle Wai
Production Interns: Bryan Lo & Nay Lynn Thant

(Source: Wild Rice Programme)

other stagings



Hotel (2016), Programme
Programme for Hotel (2016).
Wild Rice
Recorded: 30 June 2016
Singapore Theatre Festival (2016), Programme
Programme for Singapore Theatre Festival (2016).
Wild Rice
Recorded: 30 June 2016