Oops! Belle the Witch is Gone!
Children’s Musical Theatre
Momo is a clever yet naughty little boy. He often teases his friends, and no one likes to be with him. One day, he receives a strange gift and accidentally enters the magical world of fantasy, where Baddie, an evil wizard, lives. He wants to catch an arrogant child with no friends, which describes Momo to a T! Baddie captures Momo and wants to put him in an ugly soup to make the world an ugly kingdom, forever. Fortunately, there is also a good witch, the kind-hearted Goodie. To prevent Baddie from turning the magic world into an ugly kingdom forever, Goodie decides to rescue Momo.
Originally written and directed by the co-founder of Hong Kong-based PIP Cultural Industries, Jim Chim, “Oops! Belle the Witch is Gone!” will be presented at George Town Festival 2021 by Penang-based theatre company Noise Performance House, in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of the company’s founding. The George Town Festival 2021 edition of the theatre will be produced and directed by Noise Performance House’s co-founder Chin Teo.
About Noise Performance House
Founded on 21 July 2000 by Jason Ong, Chin Teo and several theatre-loving youngsters, Noise Performance House is a Penang-based theatre company, notable for its engaging performances and other theatre-related activities such as drama camps and drama competitions. Led by Benji Ang, Noise Performance House currently has 136 members.
Jim Chim Sui-man (Original Playwright)
Jim Chim Sui-man is an award-winning Hong Kong-based stage actor and comedian who co-founded the Theatre Ensemble company with Olivia Yan in 1993. He is known for his work on movies such as “You Shoot, I Shoot” (2001), “Men Suddenly in Black” (2003) and “Driving Miss Wealthy” (2004). He has also devoted himself to theatre training and had established the “Pleasure in Play” (PIP) artistic concept. He has been invited to conduct acting and movement workshops at various local and international universities and professional arts organisations, including Ecole Philippe Gaulier (UK), The Theatre Practice (Singapore), National Theater Company of China, and U-Theatre (Taiwan). As a playwright, he is best known for writing and directing Theatre Ensemble’s popular children production “Oops! Belle the Witch is Gone!”.