SmartyPants and the Swordfish


Black Box, Gateway Theatre


From the Producers of the critically acclaimed Boom, Everything but the Brain and Lord of the Flies, Saga Seed Theatre and Sight Lines Productions invite you to delve into one of our most well-loved Singapore stories: The Legend of Redhill.


Written by award-winning playwright Jean Tay, SmartyPants and the Swordfish revolves around Nadim, a young kampong boy who unexpectedly saves the kingdom from a violent swordfish attach.

As a group of students explore the circumstances leading to the boy’s death at the hands of the jealous King Raja, they discover that there are many ways one can dissect and reimagine a story. Through a unique interactive theatre staging, our young audiences will be immersed in the story playing swordfishes, the sultan’s advisors and the villagers of Redhill.

By playing with the audience, posing difficult questions and exposing unique perspectives of the well-known legend, SmartyPants and the Swordfish does not just re-tell history—it highlights the nuances of power, addresses the issue of bulling, and the importance of standing up for what is right.


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