Behind The Wall

A production by Gateway Arts

 Available for school booking


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.



  • 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!

Christmas Card Design Competition with HealthServe

Theme: Bring healing and hope to our migrant worker friends this Christmas

Gateway Arts teamed up with HealthServe for our very first Christmas card design competition! We received many heartwarming submissions from children across Singapore, and have selected 3 winners, who each received a $30 POPULAR voucher and tickets to catch Behind The Wall! The selected designs will be used for HealthServe’s upcoming Christmas campaign to their donors, partners and beneficiaries.

Check out the winning entries below:


“Thank you migrant workers!

Thank you so much to those of you who are working in the healthcare sector. You have helped to protect Singapore against COVID, risk your lives to care for the COVID patients, I want to be a nurse when I grow up!

Thank you so much to those of you who are working in the construction sector. You have helped to build our houses, shopping malls and roads. Your hard work under the sun and in the rain has paid off. We get to enjoy a beautiful Singapore.

Migrant workers, we appreciate you! Your contribution has given us HOPE to overcome this pandemic together!”

– Tan En Xin Elizabeth (8 years old)

“It’s hard to construct our buildings. I’m sure some of them also worked hard to build our Christmas tree structures and decorations around the island!

However, most of them do not have a chance to celebrate Christmas. In this picture, I have prepared a gift to give to them, and to invite them to celebrate Christmas with me and my family!”



“Migrant workers work for everyone and build our homes and we are happy to celebrate for them. Let us all be together and love each other this Christmas!”

– Hasini Hari Prasad (6 years old)

Share your heartwarming stories with us!

Our migrant worker friends have contributed so much to Singapore. We’d like to take the opportunity to spotlight some stories! Check them out below. If you come across some other stories you’d like to share with us, send it over to, or forward it to us on our social media (FB: @GatewayArtsSG, IG: @gatewayarts_sg).

“Three-year-old toddler is migrant workers’ best friend.” – Cheryl Leong, The Pride
“Netizens touched to see migrant worker helping elderly woman to cross road.” – Farah Daley, Stomp
“Foreign Worker Helps Man Change Punctured Tyre On CTE.” – The Must Share News Team, Must Share News
“Quick-thinking maid helps elderly neighbour escape flat in Yishun blaze.” – Hedy Yang, The New Paper
“10 years on, helper is very much part of family.” – Royanne Ng, The Straits Times
“Maid’s sweet reunion with family nearly 30 years later.” – Tiffany Fumiko Tay, The Straits Times

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