ACT 3 Drama Academy Workshop: "There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly"

Bubbles was invited to attend an arts-filled workshop over the weekend conducted by Act 3 Drama Academy. Based on the amusing story "There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly", the children (aged 4-8) were treated to a performance, participated in a drama workshop, experienced some visual arts activities and interacted with an exhibition.

As it was a drop-off programme, I hung out a while at the start before leaving Bubbles at the ION Art Gallery where the workshop was held, and went off to get lost in the crowded mall. When I returned 15 minutes before the session ended, Bubbles gave me a grin, waved, and said "See you later, Mum!", before skipping off to continue her activity. I quickly asked: "Did you have fun?", as she ran off exclaiming: "Yes!"

From what I saw, the children were well-engaged in the activities. They were split into groups after watching the performance, so that in smaller numbers they moved around the space to participate in the various elements of the workshop.

Bubbles particularly enjoyed the craft work, as well as the opportunity to add to the wall murals. She proudly showed me her drawing on the wall at the end of the session.

Many children were obviously taken by the doodling station, where through clever use of hidden buttons rigged on a table, they were able to see their own drawings come to live on the screen!

This run of the drama workshop has ended, but you can sign your child (3-7yo) up for a 2-hour workshop in September: The Owl Who Never Speaks.

There is also another week left of the 5-day June Holiday Drama Workshops to consider, if you need something to fill-up the last week of the school holidays!

The following five-day workshops took place from 2 to 6 June, 9 to 13 June, and 16 to 20
June, and and will take place too from 23 to 27 June 2014.

To the Land of the Wild
Inspired by Maurice Sendak’s ‘Where the Wild Things Are’, 3 to 5 year olds will embark on
an adventure through forests and oceans, and meet zany characters along the way!
S$300 per child.

The Little Quest
Children will go on an adventure with the debonair mouse named Stuart Little as he faces comic misadventures during the journey. Suitable for 6 to 8 year olds.
S$300 per child.

Expedition Weird, Wild and Wonderful
This workshop is an opportunity for 9 to 12 year olds to go on a journey in search of treasure just like how the Famous Five did in Enid Blyton’s ‘Five on an Island’.
$380 per child.

Adventures in Middle Earth
Strange and amazing creatures come together on a journey across Middle Earth to attain what they wish for. Teens aged 13 to 16 will be challenged with character work and achieving a sense of mastery as they story tell and dramatise.
S$450 per child.

To register for the workshops, parents are invited to book online at, call ACT 3 Drama Academy at (65) 6735 9986, email at or visit the premises located at ONE-TWO-SIX Cairnhill Arts Centre, 126 Cairnhill Road. More information can also be found on the website.

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