SANG NILA UTAMA Bangsawan
5th - 9th August 2022, 8.30pm
Malay Heritage Centre (Outdoor Lawn)
~ Show will be in Malay Language with English surtitles
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About the production
En route to Temasek, a boat led by Sri Tri Buana, a young prince from Palembang, was hit by a storm. To prevent from capsizing, the crew downloaded heavy items onto the sea, with the hope to lighten the boat. Chaos still. It was only after the young prince let go of his Crown, threw it into the sea, that the storm subsided.
Miracle? No? Why did that happen?
Find out in this epic adventure - in a theatrical bangsawan production outdoor setting - that traces the founding of Singapore, based on the Malay Annals (Sulalatus Salatin).
Written by award-winning playwright, Anwar Hadi Ramli, and directed by theatre specialist, Saiful Amri Ahmad Elahi, Sang Nila Utama bangsawan production will be featuring for 5 nights from 5th to 9th August 2022 at Malay Heritage Centre outdoor lawn. This production is produced by Anggerik Temasek Bangsawan, a traditional Malay Opera troupe, led by Noor Azhar Mohamed.
This operatic piece is specially curated to promulgate the background and history of Sang Nila Utama, in conjunction with National Day this year, and as part of the inaugural Singapore Bangsawan Festival 2022. This production will highlight the elements of traditional Bangsawan delivery such as Language, Intonation, Rhythmic Delivery, Mannerisms and Movement.
Cast list (Selected):
Sang Nila Utama (SNU) - Muhaimin Danish
Wan Seri Bini (SNU's wife) - Sarah Syazlina
Permaisuri Bintan (SNU's mother in law) - Lela Wahid
Sang Sapurba (SNU's father) - Hafiz Yusoff
Raja Suran (SNU's paternal grandfather) - Anwar Hadi Ramli
Demang Lebar Daun (SNU's maternal grandfather) - Hazriq Idrus
Storytellers: Iqah Enriquez & Rifaah Ridzwanulhakim
For enquiries and on other information of other productions, visit the FB page of Festival Bangsawan Singapura.