The Rat Trap


“Come on Pa. We are two big-sized humans. It is one small animal. We can catch it!”

The Rat Trap centers around a retired, elderly father, Mr. Soh and his daughter, Shih-An, attempting to catch an intrusive rat appearing in the house. Mr. Soh’s alcohol addiction and his daughter’s waning patience begin to get in the way.

Starring veteran actor Lim Kay Siu, Yap Yi Kai and Darren Guo playing a humanized rat, The Rat Trap revolves around a tender relationship between father and daughter, their shared love for music and the metaphor of their struggles in the literal rat trap of life.

Written by Singaporean playwright Eugina Tan, under the mentorship of Jean Tay. This work is developed under the Gateway Arts Artist-in-Residence Programme 2020-2021, and proudly supported by Digital and Venue Partner, Gateway Theatre.


Live Show:
26 – 28 February 2021

Digital Stream:
28 February – 7 March 2021

Venue (Live Show):
Gateway Theatre Black Box

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