Original Musical created in Singapore
Music & Lyrics
Behind the imposing façade of the Great Wall lies one of the most enduring legends in Chinese folklore, the story of Meng Jiang Nü. It’s the story of a brave everywoman who stood between an Emperor and his dream. This is a tragic yet inspiring tale of how a single woman’s love, faithfulness and loyalty led her to take the journey of a lifetime. It tells of how her tears of love and humanity eventually brought down the Great Wall itself, the ultimate symbol of unbridled hubris and power.
14 – 30 July 2017
Drama Centre Theatre, Singapore
The Great Wall: One Woman’s Journey is a labour of love which began in Singapore 5 years ago. Gripped by the powerful story of love and courage, we set out to express the emotions through music and words. The Musical grew into a meaningful collaboration between Singaporean and international artists. We look forward to telling this story on stage in 2017. We thank the National Arts Council of Singapore for supporting the development of The Great Wall: One Woman’s Journey through its Creation and Production Grants.
Grace Low – email@example.com
photo credit: Crispian Chan