Skip Main Navigation
Page Content
This event has ended

Save This Event

Event Saved

Available Dates
No tickets available for upcoming dates

Ticket Information

Type End Quantity
General Admission
General Free Admission: We are so very pleased that you’re coming to our show Mama, Big Bird, and the Cat. Centre 42 Black Box seats only 50 in the audience, so you can imagine there is a long wait list for tickets. If you can’t come, please let us know! We have had to work really hard to stage our show for free to theatre-loving people, please encourage us by not allowing the tickets to go to waste. Attrition of take-up rates can be so disappointing. We are sure you will understand, and many thanks!:)
1 hour before event starts Free  

Share Mama, Big Bird and the Cat

Event Details

Mama, Big Bird and the Cat is an adaptation by Margaret Chan of excerpts from the plays of Kuo Pao Kun: Mama Looking for Her Cat (1988), The Eagle and the Cat (1990 Chinese; 1995 English), and The Evening Climb (1995).

While the theme of multilingualism continues in this adaptation of Mama Looking for Her Cat, Margaret describes her play as bringing new and necessary perspectives to Kuo's seminal play of an old Hokkien woman left behind by her children who are schooled in English and Mandarin. The didactic message of the original text now gives way to a dialectic, where the voices of younger people are given equal hearing.

The production Mama, Big Bird and the Cat is a SMU-X course which emplhasises experiential learning through collaborations between students and industry players. SMU students Daniel Lee and Keith Choo direct an ensemble that features veterans of the stage Ali Khan and Margaret Chan working alongside fifteen SMU student performers and nine ITE students in production and technical management.

Mama, Big Bird and the Cat is supported by Centre 42, and is a follow-up to an earlier seminar-presentation "The Vault: Big Bird and the Cat, an exploration intot he metaphors of the plays of Kuo Pao Kun" held on 12 October 2015.

For more details about Centre 42's The Vault programme, visit

Do you have questions about Mama, Big Bird and the Cat? Contact Margaret Chan in collaboration with SMU students

When & Where

Centre 42
42 Waterloo Street
Singapore, Singapore 187951


Margaret Chan in collaboration with SMU students

SMU-X Course: The production emerges from the theatre module taught under the SMU School of Social Science, involving teaching inputs from psychologist Dr Bervyn Lee, the Associate Dean of Student and the production and technical know-how of ITE students.

On theatre production: Margaret Chan
For ITE involvement: Terence Lau,
For Centre 42's The Vault programme: Daniel Teo,

  Contact the Organiser

Interested in hosting your own event?

Join millions of people on Eventbrite.

Please log in or sign up

In order to purchase these tickets in installments, you'll need an Eventbrite account. Log in or sign up for a free account to continue.