Toy Factory & Dinner with Benjamin Chee

Wednesday 27 June 2001 – Singapore

Received a message from Goh Boon Tek, artistic director of The Toy Factory theatre company, to say they were having a preview of their new work, The Seventh Drawer, in an old warehouse on Havelock Road, this afternoon and would I like to go?

Despite suffering quite badly now from my cold, I gathered myself up and went down. It was quite an unusual work, combining elements of the musical, interpretive dance (not my favourite!) and drama to tell the story of a little girl’s grandfather and his often uncomfortable and unpleasant memories. At the preview I met an agent for Singapore’s second ticketing network, TicketCharge, who told me that they used the tickets.com software.

Was feeling quite crook afterwards, so took a taxi home and had a sleep. Walked down to Borders in the evening to meet Benjamin Chee, who wanted to discuss his plans and hopes of studying and working in (and eventually migrating to) Australia. He’s studying for an MBA and is undertaking a course in Arts Management through the University of Adelaide, starting in July.

My favourite sculpture along the banks of the Singapore River
My favourite sculpture along the banks of the Singapore River

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