The Ant and The Grasshopper Tickets Giveaway!


Our Parenting World’s Giveaway Alert: The Ant and The Grasshopper Tickets Giveaway! – Please scroll down to the bottom of this website post to participate :) This Giveaway Post has been pinned on top of the website. Please scroll down to read the latest posts :)

The Ant and The Grasshopper by iTheatre returning after a SELL-OUT run in 2014, is a bright, breezy musical this is suitable for the whole family, filled with colourful characters, puppets and tuneful, catchy songs, based on the very famous Aesop’s Fable. 

Once there lived a hard-working and ever-busy Ant who never seemed to have time for play or relaxation.
And then there was Grasshopper, with time on his hands and nothing much to do all day. Somehow they were friends.

All day long Ant would work hard, without stop or rest, collecting grains of wheat and storing them carefully in her larder.

Grasshopper would always laugh, and say. ‘Why waste the sunshine in labour and toil?’

But Summer does not last long – and soon Winter and the frozen cold will come…

What will happen to Grasshopper then?

This is a fast-paced and interactive production that is full of fun, specially created with the younger – Primary and Pre-Primary audience in mind, but with unexpected twists and turns to keep even the grownups engaged, involved and on their toes! 

The play will explore key themes of: friendship, rewards for hard work, how to use your time wisely, balancing the arts, leisure and work, how to work smart, generosity and judging others.

Experienced and top class and multi-talented performers Alecia Kim Chua, Erwin Shah Ismail, Elizabeth Loh and Daphne Ong bring the story to life. Erwin was nominated for the Life Theatre Awards as Best Supporting Actor for his role in this production!

Julian Wong composes the unforgettable and fun songs, and Cathy Kee creates the fun and crazy choreography. The specially created costumes and puppets have been designed by the best of local and international craftspeople. The show is set in the wonderful, magical tiny world of the insects.

Additional Information: 

The Ant and The Grasshopper 

Event Date:
Saturday, 18 February – Sunday, 19 March 2017
18 February – 10 March 2017, Thursday – Friday: 10.30am
14 March – 17 March 2017, Tuesday – Friday: 10.30am & 2.00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11am & 2.30pm

SOTA Drama Theatre

Ticket Pricing:
(Excludes Booking Fee)
Standard: S$32

To purchase the tickets at Sistic, please click HERE

Good News!

We have TWO Family Packages to giveaway for the whole family to watch The Ant and The Grasshopper for TWO lucky readers (2 winners x 4 tickets each) on 19 February 2017 (Sunday), 11.00am show at SOTA Drama Theatre!

Here’s how to enter the giveaway:

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Hurry, giveaway will close on 2 February 2017 at 23:59Hr. Winners will be announced through Website and Facebook.

Please ensure that Step 1, 2, 3 and 4 are completed in order to qualify for the giveaway. The entries will be verified by the Organisers. Winners please kindly confirm your prize within 48 hours of announcement of your winning on our Website and Facebook page or another winner will have to be chosen.

Thank you and Good Luck!

KidsFest 2017: Gruffalos, Ladybirds and Other Beasts with Julia Donaldson


KidsFest 2017: Gruffalos, Ladybirds and Other Beasts with Julia Donaldson – Review 

Our Parenting World has earlier shared that KidsFest 2017, the world-class theatre festival for young people proudly presented by ABA Productions will be happening in January 2017. We are so excited that KidsFest 2017 is finally here and it will be showcasing a total of NINE world-class productions adapted from best-selling children’s books currently showing across two venues: Victoria Theatre and KC Arts Centre – Home of the SRT.

KidsFest 2017 1

This year KidsFest returns, bigger and better! Parents and children can look forward to the biggest line-up of children’s theatre productions that runs for a month which is the longest KidsFest ever! Tickets are on sale at SISTIC now and to find out more about KidsFest 2017, please click HERE

Our Parenting World is delighted to catch Gruffalos, Ladybirds and Other Beasts with Julia Donaldson today. Audience watching the show will join UK’s award-winning and bestselling author, Julia Donaldson as she set to perform in this brand new show Gruffalos, Ladybirds and Other Beasts live on stage!

KidsFest 2017 Gruffalos, Ladybirds and Other Beasts with Julia Donaldson

A very interesting, lively and fun show to watch! That’s how Our Parenting World’s kids find the show. 

If you have read Julia Donaldson’s books, you will be familiar with her styles, her books are funny, creative and inspiring. Besides being a writer, she is also a playwright and performer. She is well-known to be a great story teller. 

Gruffalos, Ladybirds and Other Beasts, this is a brand new show that combined stories and songs featuring the most iconic characters from five of Julia Donaldson’s best-selling books – The Gruffalo; What the Ladybird Heard; Zog; A Squash and a Squeeze; Jack and the Flumflum Tree. This is a good opportunity to watch the iconic characters all in one show! 


We thoroughly enjoyed watching the show and it has many highlights that makes it even more memorable and unique. Highlights includes seeing the multi-talented, Julia Donaldson performing the stories live on stage and the five members cast consists of her husband, Malcolm Donaldson playing the guitar and Julia’s sister, Mary Moore. This really add a special touch to the show as most of the cast are Julia’s family members. 

The story begins in a library and see the bookshelves cleverly transformed into a boat, an island, a farm, travel into the deep, dark wood as the story unfolds one by one. Throughout the show, you will be entertained with vibrant storytelling with adorable puppetry, catchy songs to sing along and engaging performances by the cast. Audience can expect lots of interaction with the cast. Children also have the opportunity to come up on stage and perform with Julia and the cast. This is a highly entertaining show that is suitable for the whole family! 

KidsFest Singapore Gruffalos, Ladybirds and Other Beasts with Julia Donaldson 2017

All the above images credited to KidsFest 2017

Don’t miss the opportunity to watch Gruffalos, Ladybirds and Other Beasts with Julia Donaldson now showing till Sunday, 22 January 2017! Audience can look forward to meet Julia Donaldson in person at the book-signing session after the show. 

Final Chance to Meet Julia Donaldson, only 4 performances left!

KidsFest 2017: Gruffalos, Ladybirds and Other Beasts with Julia Donaldson 

Show Dates and Times:

Thursday, 19 – Sunday, 22 January 2017
Thursday: 3pm, 6pm
Friday: 3pm, 6pm
Saturday: 11am, 4pm
Sunday: 11am, 4pm


Victoria Theatre

Ticket Pricing:

(Excludes Booking Fee)
Standard: S$62, S$52, S$42

To buy the tickets at Sistic, please go to

In addition to the brand-new Gruffalos, Ladybirds and Other Beasts, not to be missed are three other classics by Julia Donaldson – The Gruffalo, The Snail and the Whale and Stick Man. Back by popular demand, the shows are recommended for first-time theatre goers aged three and up. 

Exciting shows in the line-up – with a blast into the past!

Also not to be missed is Shark in the Park, presented for the first time at KidsFest! Follow Timothy Pope on his day at the park, where he tries out his new toy telescope. What does he find through the lens? Could there really be a shark, in the park?

KidsFest also promises a historical and literary treat with a series of shows specially catered for the older kids and history buffs.

Think it is impossible to travel back in time? Think again, as Horrible Histories brings two unconventional lessons on the past, straight from the theatres of the world-famous West End. Like its name suggests, Horrible Histories Best of Barmy Britain delves into the craziest milestones of the country, and everything in between. The show will be packed with fun facts and colour personalities, from Henry VIII to Queen Victoria.

Awful, ancient secrets await you at Horrible Histories Awful Egyptians. Travel back to a time when pharaohs walked the earth; discover the mystery behind the mummies and what lies in stores for them in the afterlife.

Shakespeare’s Globe brings a refreshing twist to the classic romance by William Shakespeare at the one-woman show, Romeo & Juliet Untold. Revisit the tragic romance of the most famous star-crossed lovers from the perspective of the party planner of the Capulet Ball.

Where to Buy Tickets?

Tickets are now available at any SISTIC outlet, the official SISTIC website at,  or at the hotline 6348 5555. Prices range from $42 to $62.

Please visit the KidsFest website at or the official Facebook page at for more information on the festival and productions.

Preschool Seminar 2017 (Back by popular demand!)

Singapore Preschool Seminar 2017

Event Listing: Preschool Seminar 2017 (Back by popular demand!) 

Do you find your child struggling to read and spell despite countless attempts to get it right? How ready is your child in transiting to primary school?

It could well take a village to raise a child.

Let expert speakers at the Preschool Seminar 2017 share with you effective strategies to support the learning needs of preschool children who are typically developing as well as those who may be at-risk of learning difficulties. Learn directly from specialist psychologists, speech and language therapists and preschool educational therapists through keynote presentations and workshops.

Join the seminar if you are a parent, educator or stakeholder working with children and leave with practical learning strategies and tips to help preschool children.

Date: Saturday, 18 March 2017

Time: 9am – 2pm

Fee: $48 (excluding $1 booking fee)

Venue: Lifelong Learning Institute

           11 Eunos Road 8

           Singapore 408601

Organiser: Specialised Educational Needs (SES), a division of the Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS)

For any enquiries, please call 6444 5700 or email to (Office hours: Mon-Fri, 9am – 5.30pm)

DAS website:


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