Miss British (2019)

4 April 2019 – 7 April 2019 @ Theatre Studio, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay


Miss British dances against a white wall. She speaks with an accent. She tells the stories of a lifetime around the world. Sometimes she blends in, but often she is a contrast.

Ghosts of forced labour and embodied memories of transcontinental mobility are inside family stories; circulations of Indian labourers inhabit the same space of a growing family in Germany; Jamaica to South East Asia: Miss British is a recollection of intimate moments, a polyphony of personal colors and rainbows of societal sounds.

Based on an original idea by Sharon Frese and devised by The Art of Strangers, Miss British is a provocative multimedia piece performed by Sharon Frese, M. Haja, Rebekah Sangeetha Dorai and Grace Kalaiselvi. 


(Source: The Art of Strangers Website)



Miss British (2019), Review
One Day We'll Arrive at the Big House On the back of Cake’s riotous examination of schoolyard power in Rubber Girl on the loose, The Studios now desaturates its space to bring us another study of power, this time in the earthy settings of race and the postcolonial. But while this take on race/power is as deeply aestheticised and beautiful as any other, it is most obviously limited by its reprisal of the same devices and arguments found in recent plays and films. Rebekah Sangeetha Dorai’s Bui
Edward Eng
Reviewed: 4 April 2019