Methodist Girls’ School Musical – For Such A Time As This
“For Such A Time As This” is set just before the Japanese occupation of Singapore in World War II, and takes us into the fall of the British colony on 15 February 1942. Military forces of the Empire of Japan occupied it after defeating the combined British, Indian, Australian, and Malayan garrison in the Battle of Singapore. The occupation was to become a major turning point in the histories of several nations, including those of Japan, Britain, and the then-colonial state of Singapore. Singapore was renamed Syonan-to (昭南島 Shōnan-tō), meaning "Light of the South Island".
May is the only daughter born to a wealthy rice merchant, Wee Cheng Kiat and his wife, Margaret. She is a young aspiring singer who has finished her studies at Methodist Girls’ School. She has two good friends, Phoebe and Ling. On the surface, Phoebe Ang is Princess Personified and life is bliss. Tan Bee Ling and her working class mother cut a modest shadow of life. May finds herself on awkward centrestage, asking the existential questions:
What is the plan for my life?
Am I enough?
If I’ve been placed in a position of privilege, what responsibilities must I shoulder?
“For Such A Time As This” is a coming-of-age story inspired by the book of Esther in the bible, and explores themes such as justice, courage, hope and pride.
The musical is open to the public and we look forward to your support.