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Beach Burden Bliss

Come visit our beautiful Beach Burden Bliss hut, set up temporarily on Punggol Beach as we perform two plays for you to enjoy. This show is in celebration of the Singapore Bicentennial and marks Desert Wine’s Comfort Theatre’s last show for 2019.


Beach Burden Bliss is a double bill site-specific production that encompasses two original plays: Burden and Bliss by Playwright-Producer-Director Sharmila Melissa Yogalingam (please see full theatrical credits below).


Burden tells the real life story of World War II survivor, Chan Cheng Yean, who survived the Sook Ching massacre that took place in 1942, when truckloads of Chinese men who were suspected of anti-Japanese activities were rounded up and mercilessly shot at 3 different beaches, including Punggol Beach.


Chan miraculously survived.


Witness his story, in this retelling of a horrific time in Singapore’s history.


Bliss on the other hand is a light hearted comedy about a family who waits for some overseas-based family members to come to dinner at a Punggol restaurant. However the expected visitors are late, and whilst waiting, the family unexpectedly reveals plenty of scandalous secrets about themselves.


Taking place at the site-specific location of Punggol Beach itself, Burden is a re-enactment of a real life story, and Bliss is a story inspired by real life.



Rachna Anand (Rojak – Ch5 of Mediacorp. Dastak – Wecandoit. Roop Kaur – Theatre Incorporate.)

Sean Lai (Lion Mums – Ch5 of Mediacorp. Hanuman & Merchant of Venice – Singapore Repertory Theatre / SRT.)

Ahamed Ali Khan (Godse – Agni Koothu / Theatre of Fire. Thuyil – SITFE. Singa Airline – Vasantham of Mediacorp.)

M. Shankari (Jungle Book, Charlotte’s Web & Animal Farm – Singapore Repertory Theatre / SRT.)

Uma Rai (Rhythm International – ArcLight Productions.)

Sandeep Singh (Railway Records – Desert Wine / Comfort Theatre. Dastak – Wecandoit. Lizard on the Wall – K. Rajagopal.)

Sumana Mallick (Blood, Gore and a Cup of Tea – SMActs Unlimited. Mr and Mrs Perfect & Desperate Expat Wives of Singapore – Playacting Productions.)

Rajeswary Singh (Moulmein High – Ch5 of Mediacorp.)

Kevin Woo (Tales of Grimmsneyland & Kids in Wonderland – Andsoforth.)


Tickets are available at SISTIC – https://www.sistic.com.sg/events/cbliss1119


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