EMILY OF EMERALD HILL 2015

As part of the Celebrate SG50 at Esplanade series, the Studio presents fifty.  

The iconic play Emily of Emerald Hill, written by Stella Kon, was selected to open the season at the studios on 2 April 2015.

Directed by Aidli Alin Mosbit and starring Karen Tan, Stella Kon’s powerful monodrama, Emily of Emerald Hill was a groundbreaking play of its time, steered by one woman’s recollection of her life’s triumphs and regrets.
 

One of the most popular productions in Singapore theatre history, it was first performed in Malaysia in 1984 by Leow Puay Tin, then in Singapore the following year by Margaret Chan. This iconic play has since been staged more than 200 times. In 1986, Emily travelled by invitation to the UK’s Commonwealth Arts Festival and Edinburgh Fringe Festival, laying rest to doubt of Singapore theatre’s ability to stand on its own.  

Born in 1940s Singapore, Emily is an abandoned child left to survive in a man’s world. However, by dint of her sharp wit and cunning mind, she becomes the matriarch of a distinguished household, respected and admired by society. Leaping through time and space, the play charts the life of Emily from girlhood to her twilight years.

I have the great honor of costuming this iconic piece of work, and will be presenting to you the costumes that were designed for the show, as all the shows have been sold out. So that you can also get to experience Emily of Emerald Hill too. Enjoy 🙂
Costume production meeting on 1st February 2015 , with director Aidli Mosbit and production manager Elnie S Mashari at HAYDEN Boutique. picture courtesy of Elnie S Mashari
Costume production meeting on 1st February 2015 , with director Aidli Mosbit and production manager Elnie S Mashari at HAYDEN Boutique.
picture courtesy of Elnie S Mashari
Emily of Emerald Hill accessoires
Emily of Emerald Hill 2015.
All these accessories to be worn by Emily.
Emily of Emerald Hill 2015.
Emily’s diamond stud earring and the diamond ring given to her by her mother-in law.
Emily of Emerald Hill Footwear - Wine colored Velvet beaded slippers.
Emily of Emerald Hill 2015.
Footwear – Wine colored Velvet beaded slippers.
Emily of Emerald Hill 2015 Emily's Opening scene Kebaya top, richly embodied with multi-colored flowers.
Emily of Emerald Hill 2015
Emily’s Opening scene Kebaya top, richly embodied with multi-colored flowers.
Emily of Emerald Hill 2015.
Emily’s Mourning scene. White Kebaya top, embroidered with flowers, white on white embroidery.
Emily of Emerald Hill 2015.
Emily’s Chinese New Year scene. Wine colored Kebaya top, richly embroidered with multi-colored flowers and birds.
Emily of Emerald Hill 2015.
Emily’s last scene old age in a modernizing Singapore. Coffee brown Jacquard silk Baju Panjang, with a white cotton high collar tunic.
Emily of Emerald Hill starring Karen Tan. Celebrate SG50 at Esplanade.  The Studios - fifty.  An Esplanade Presents programme. picture courtesy of The Esplanade.
The final complete look of Emily.
Emily of Emerald Hill 2015 starring Karen Tan.
Celebrate SG50 at Esplanade. The Studios – fifty. An Esplanade Presents programme.
picture courtesy of The Esplanade.
picture courtesy of Todayonline.com
picture courtesy of Todayonline.com

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