The cast gets up close and personal with the children during their critique-learning session.

While waiting for the play to start, the children engrossed themselves in the fun activites related to the play.

The entertaining Q&A session after the play kept the children at the edge of their seats.

Our satisfied critics show off their positive ratings for the play.

Our beneficiaries from Yong-En Care Centre posing happily for a group photo with the cast.

MTW: Roald Dahl’s ‘The BFG’ Play

28 May 2015

In partnership with Encore! The European Season in Singapore, the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation warmly welcomed a group of over 100 children and their accompanying guardians from CARE Singapore, Daybreak Family Service Centre, ISCOS, PPIS Student Care Centre (Jurong) and Yong-En Care Centre to view a play adapted from the Roald Dahl’s novel, ‘The BFG’ on Thursday, 28 May 2015.

Before the play, the foundation invited the children to participate in a short critique-learning session, conducted by the Players Theatre and a speech and drama teacher, Ms Grace Yap. There, the children got to play the part of critics by learning and experiencing the thought process one goes through when reviewing a play. Through this session, the foundation hoped to instill in the children a passion for theatre, while boosting their self-confidence and helping them better express their thoughts and opinions.

The results of the session were evident during the Q&A session at the end of the play, where the inquisitive and animated children fired insightful questions towards the cast, ranging from queries about the length of rehearsals to even “How difficult is it to walk in the giant’s feet?” Clearly inspired, the children made their way home still chattering excitedly about how they would play the roles in ‘The BFG’, of which many of our little critics awarded a resounding five-star rating.