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Audi Singapore and the Singapore Repertory Theatre presents the Audi Classic Series for 2011 to celebrate the world's most famous playwright, William Shakespeare

24 Dec 2010 | Local News : Singapore


In May, the first installment of the series will kick off with a production of Macbeth as part of SRT's annual Shakespeare In The Park programme. Directed by Nikolai Foster and starring Adrian Pang as Macbeth, a total number of 20 shows will take place from April 28 to May 22 at the Fort Canning Park.

Following that, in November, Audi and SRT, together with the Esplanade Theatres By The Bay, will present what promises to be the highlight of Singapore's theatre season - Shakespeare's Richard III starring acclaimed actor-director Kevin Spacey. The production is the latest offering from The Bridge Project, a trans-Atlantic theatre collaboration between The Old Vic in London (Kevin Spacey) Neal Street (director Sam Mendes) and BAM in New York (Joe Melillo). The performances will take place from November 17 to 26 at the Esplanade Theatre.

Audi has been a longtime supporter of arts and culture worldwide, whether as a sponsor or as a host of its own events. Mr Reinhold Carl, managing director of Audi Singapore, says, "We are delighted to be doing our part to promote the arts scene in Singapore. Audi has always been a firm supporter of the arts worldwide, with projects like the Salzburg Festival and the Beijing Music Festival, for example. The Audi Classic Series will add to this worthy global platform. We are also pleased to be working with acclaimed partners like the Singapore Repertory Theatre, and with Mr Kevin Spacey who was here for the launch of our new Audi A8 in December."

The Audi Classic Series is yet another of Audi Singapore's initiatives to promote the arts and design in the city, following its highly successful sponsorship of the Audi Fashion Festival, the premier fashion event in Singapore.

Mr Gaurav Kripalani, SRT's Artistic Director, says: "We are very pleased that Audi Singapore has decided to support the Audi Classic Series and we look forward to working together to make these two productions Singapore's most talked about arts events of the year."
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