Princess Kaguya at Esplanade!

16/05/2016 - 17/05/2016

Esplanade Recital Studio

Introduce your young ones to a magical Japanese tale told through colour, light and shadows.

A long, long time ago, an old woodcutter finds a baby girl in a shining bamboo stalk. He takes her home to his wife, they name Princess Kaguya, meaning “shining beauty”. Together, they raise and love her as their own.

The three live in happiness as the elderly couple watch her grow into an extremely beautiful young woman within a short period of time. Little do they know, Princess Kaguya is actually from the moon and her time with them is running out. Other than learning about the fascinating world of shadow puppetry, children also get to participate in an interactive segment with songs they can sing along to!

Silhouette Theater Tsunobue is Japan’s premier shadow puppet troupe. Since 1963, it has travelled across Japan, Southeast Asia, the USA, Europe, and the Middle East, bringing joy and hope to children all around.
Performed in English – 1hr, no intermission.

For pricing please refer to the Pricing Tab.

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School Special: $20
For every 20 student tickets purchased, one complimentary ticket will be given. Limited tickets available. Applicable to all schools including international schools and private institutions. For details and school bookings, please contact Esplanade Box Office at 6828 8389 or email [email protected]

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Preschoolers (4 to 6 years)
Schoolkids (7 to 10 years)


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Event Timings
16 May, Mon, 11am & 2pm 17 May, Tue, 9am, 11am & 4pm