Smartypants And The Swordfish

From award-winning playwright Jean Tay, with two acclaimed directors Samantha Scott-Blackhall and Tan Beng Tian, comes an immersive, interactive and inclusive theatre play that delves into Singapore’s history while taking a constructive look at the issue of bullying.

Children and teenagers will go on an epic journey with the cast to investigate the legend of Redhill, uncovering how a young kampung boy met his demise at the hands of a jealous sultan. As they meet evil advisors and fend off an attack by swordfishes, audiences learn how to negotiate power dynamics and to stand up for what is right.

Featuring a collaborative staging between mainstream actors and intellectually disabled puppeteers, the diverse casting underpins the importance to have empathy and respect for one another, regardless of differences.

A sensory and wheelchair friendly relaxed performance that incorporates Creative Captioning, Creative Audio Description, Singapore Sign Language Interpretation (SgSL)* and Speech-To-Text Interpretation (STTI)*, SmartyPants and the Swordfish is fully accessible to all so join us on this immersive, interactive and inclusive theatre experience!

SmartyPants and the Swordfish is proudly co-presented by ART:DIS (Arts & Disability Singapore) and Gateway Arts.

*For selected shows only. Contact for assistance on accessible seating.


  • March 20, 2024
  • March 24, 2024


  • Black Box


  • S$ 35
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