Behind The Wall

A production by Gateway Arts

Behind The Wall  is available as a digital programme for school, corporate and group bookings from January 2023.

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Adapted by award-winning playwright Jean Tay and directed by Samantha Scott-Blackhall, Behind The Wall follows Tommy, a little mouse who ventures beyond a mysterious wall in the perfect city of Pura Pura, where he meets animals that talk and look different, like Al the Elephant, a worker from a faraway land. Behind The Wall shows us that, while people may look and sound very different, we are all the same on the inside, and just as capable of kindness.

This 30-minute film is designed for families with children 7 to 12 years old, and is accompanied by a 20-minute post-show activity video and digital activity booklet, which provides insights into the lives of our migrant worker friends.

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Behind The Wall is based on the book “Who’s Behind That Wall?”
Written by Kim Eun-Hee and presented by HealthServe Limited.



  • Isla Hall as Becky the Bird
  • Estovan Reizo Cheah as Tommy the Mouse
  • Tan Rui Shan as Tina the Mouse and Ping the Panda
  • Tanya Ang as Mother Mouse and Wilfred the Water Buffalo
  • Andrew Lua as Father Mouse and Taran the Tiger
  • Travis Teo as Max the Monkey
  • Dwayne Lau as AI the Elephant

Executive Producer: Priscilla Khong-Espinosa
Screenplay: Jean Tay
Director: Samantha Scott-Blackhall
Composer & Music Director: Michelle Ler
Lyricist: Daphne June Lau
Cinematographer: Mark Wee
Lead Video Editor: Janice Ng

Scenography (Set & Lighting): Petrina Dawn Tan
Costume Designer: Tiara Koh
Choreographer: Tan Rui Shan

Assistant Producer: Tan Rui Shan
Production Stage Manager: Rashid Shiddiq
Assistant Stage Manager & Prop Master: Amirul Azmi
Production Coordinator: Saffron Teng
1st Camera Assistant: Toh Jie Jia
2nd Camera Assistant: Samuel Woo
Set Assistant: Nurfadhli Jasni

Hair & Makeup Artists: Sha Shamsi, Noor Faseha, Fadli Rahman, Nada Nabillah

Arranger/Producer/Mix: Wei-Ming @ Kenn C Music
Music Consultant: Kenn C
Sound Designer: Tan Weilin
Sound Recordist: Jason Leow
Sound Engineer: Razak Kadar

Lighting Programmer: Jasman Aris
Lighting Technician: Shah Nordin
Staging Technicians: Ridzuan Ahamad, Ramachandran Seethapathi
Venue Technical Manager: Thien Boon Bing

Assistant Operations Manager: Chelsea Cheng
Learning & Engagement Specialist: Peggy Ferroa
Marketing Team: Doris Lee, Luke Wee, Elizabeth Low
Poster Design: Lim Mei Kee
Official Photographer: Anton Chia

Pura Pura Model City: Chan Wai Kit, Toh Wen Fang, Chelsea Cheng, Isaac Espinosa, Melody Teo, Tai Zi Feng, Tanya Ang

Special Thanks to: Kenn C Music, Infinity Concepts & Solutions

Gift A Gift

From 15 Nov to 5 Dec 2021, with every ticket purchased, patrons will have the option to donate $10 to our Gift A Gift initiative. Every dollar donated will go towards providing care packs of essential items such as toiletries, masks, hand sanitizers and more to our migrant worker friends!

We will then be distributing them to our beneficiaries together with our partner HealthServe, on International Migrants Day.


Gateway Arts believes that creating a kinder world begins with a  culture of kindness in our own homes.

A thank you card will be included in the Behind The Wall post-show activity booklet for all patrons. We encourage all parents to print and decorate the thank you card together with your children, and post the completed card on social media, using the hashtags #BehindTheWall#GatewayArtsSG and #KindnessStartsAtHome.

You can give these thank you cards to any migrant worker friend you meet, and we will also share these images with them!

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