Filmed Live Musicals

Singaporean Musicals with Ethel Yap

October 04, 2021 Luisa Lyons Season 1 Episode 29
Filmed Live Musicals
Singaporean Musicals with Ethel Yap
Show Notes

Host Luisa Lyons chats with Singaporean actress, singer-songwriter and arts educator Ethel Yap.  

Learn how Ethel worked to establish herself as an actor in her home country of Singapore after training in London, how Pangdemonium was formed, how working with The Theatre Practise (TTP) helped Ethel learn Mandarin, the state of unions — and the role of government — in Singaporean theatre, Chinese-language musicals Liao Zhai Rocks! and Lao Jiu, and Pangdemonium’s production of Urinetown.

Ethel Yap is a Singaporean actress, singer-songwriter and arts educator who has appeared in numerous theatre and television productions in a variety of lead and supporting roles. Her work includes Liao Zhai Rocks, Beauty World, Lao Jiu: The Musical, Four Horse Road, Untitled Women, PROJECT Utopia and the Singapore stagings of Tribes by Nina Raine and Urinetown: The Musical. As a singer-songwriter, she released her debut EP in 2017 and continues to write music that centres on themes of identity and meaning in the folk genre. She is also a passionate arts educator and momma of one very active little boy!

Learn more at and follow Ethel on Facebook, and Instagram

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