Devising a show: Patch and Punnet talk with Jo Tomalin about creating The Adventures of Abhijeet

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Kris Natarajan, Nisa Syarafana, Astley Xie, and Charmaine Goh of Patch and Punnet talk with Jo Tomalin about creating and devising The Adventures of Abhijeet.

“In his desperation to save his dying daughter, Abhijeet is lured to the magical paradise of Singaland!

Jeet toils under the scorching sun to earn gold coins that he can then send to his beloved child and cure her sickness. However, an unfortunate incident leaves him injured, unable to work. Desperate and alone, Jeet stumbles into another vagabond, Gloria, who too is in need of help.

She tells him of a mythical dragon native to the land, that is said to grant your every wish. But it’s a quest she is afraid to undertake alone. They set off together in hope to find this legendary dragon, ready for whatever danger they might encounter. So begins the adventures of Abhijheet: a man’s quest to save his family and the search for equality.”

“Patch and Punnet is a tight-knit team of young theatre-makers who work collaboratively to devise original works from the soul. They want to tickle, tease and treat their audiences with irreverent, provocative and playful work. Not taking themselves too seriously, they hope to create a welcoming theatre scene that inspires creativity, conversation and change.”