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Lao Jiu: The Musical

A Boy. A Dream. A Choice.

A Boy. A Dream. A Choice.


Lao Jiu, a Singapore classic that has stood the test of time, will awake your aspiration to pursue your dream.

Lao Jiu, literally “the ninth child”, is the only son in the family. An incredibly intelligent boy on track to win a prestigious scholarship, but he finds his true calling in the declining traditional puppetry arts. Torn between his dream and responsibilities, will Lao Jiu follow his heart; or will he cave to the needs of his family, seeking wealth and success?

Lao Jiu: The Musical is adapted from a play by late theatre doyen Kuo Pao Kun. Featuring songs composed and written by local Mandopop luminaries Eric Ng and Xiaohan, this acclaimed musical has moved countless audiences, both young and old.

Directed by The Theatre Practice’s Artistic Director Kuo Jian Hong, Lao Jiu: The Musical returns by popular demand this 2017 to tell a courageous and heartwarming story through a flawless union of song, dance, and various forms of puppetry.

A must watch for all!

Original Work | Kuo Pao Kun 
Script Adaptation | Liu Xiaoyi 
Lyricist | Xiaohan
Composer | Eric Ng  
Director | Kuo Jian Hong
Arranger | Bang Wenfu
Music Director & Co-Arranger | Julian Wong  
Choreographer | Seong Hui Xuan
Set & Costume Design | Chen Szu-Feng
Puppet Designer & Trainer | Benjamin Ho (Paper Monkey Theatre)
Lighting Designer | Genevieve Peck
Sound Designer | Shah Tahir
Hair Designer | Ashley Lim
Makeup Designer | The Make Up Room


Sugie Phua, Ng Johnny, Yeo Lyle, Ethel Yap, Peter Ong, Goh Guat Kian,
Gloria Ang Xiao Teng, Jodi Chan, Isabella Chiam, Benjamin Chow, 
Edward Choy, Darren Guo, Hang Qian Chou, Xavier Kang, 
Petrina Kow, Abby Lai Ka Hei, Ric Liu, Vanessa Phang Wan Qing, 
Katherine Tang, Tay Wei Liang, Natalie Yeap, Benjamin Wong, Catherine Wong 


Download e-programme (High-res 25MB)
Download e-programme (Low-res 7MB)



Performance Details


06 – 23/04/2017
8pm (Tue - Sat)
2:30pm (Sat & Sun)

Drama Centre Theatre
(National Library Building, Level 3, 100 Victoria Street, Singapore 188064)


Ticket Price


$81, $71, $51

$75, $65, $45 (Preview 06/04/2017)

(Excludes SISTIC fees)


20% (01 - 27/01/2017)
15% (28/01 - 28/02/2017)
10% (01/03 - 05/04/2017)

OCBC Credit & Debit Cards
PAssion Card members
BERRIES World of Learning School staff & students
SAFRA Card members

Buddies Package*
20% (01/01 - 05/04/2017)

Minimum purchase of 4 tickets from the same category

10% (01/01 - 23/04/2017)

Senior Citizens
Local & Overseas Students

Corporate and Group Bookings*
Up to 20%

For bookings of 30 tickets and more

School Bookings
Up to 20%

Schools may use the Tote Board Arts Grant
》Download School Booking Form

*Discounts applicable for Cat 1 and Cat 2 tickets only
 Discounts not applicable for Preview Show  
 Terms and conditions apply

For corporate, group & school bookings, please contact Amber:
Tel: 6337 2525

Little Rascals Workshop (4 – 7 years old)


Moms and Dads! Sign your kids up for our workshop held at our Front-of-House, and pick them up after the show!
Activities include story-telling and theatre games.

Open to ticket-holders of 9 April (Sun) show.

Fee: $15 per child.

Call 6337 2525 to register.




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