The Late Night Show with Xiao Ming is presented by an all-new local theatre collective

It’s not every day that a new theatre collective sprouts up in Singapore, so when one does, we take notice. Giving us a good reason to do so is Impromptu Meetings, aka IM, which will soon be debuting its very first digital show, 晚安你好 (Wan An Ni Hao): The Late Night Show with Xiao Ming.

Happening from Jan 8-10 2021 via Zoom, The Late Night Show with Xiao Ming is actually a spin-off from the original stage performance that was presented at Lasalle College of the Arts Solo Fest 2019 as well as Centre 42 under the Guest Room programme. Back then, the autobiographical solo starring Miriam Cheong was entitled The Chronicles of Xiao Ming.

Also a response to the changing landscape of live performances, the show (which has since seen further incubation) will poke fun at Singapore’s education system. Having endured a tumultuous journey with the local Chinese syllabus, Cheong makes light of the kinks in one of the toughest schooling regimes in the world for a total of 45 minutes. But in between the dialogues, expect the performance to be punctuated with sketches and interactive games as well.

Now for a little background on the all-new theatre troupe, IM was set up in 2020 after a year-long collaboration between three theatre artists including Miriam Cheong, Cheryl Tan Yun Xin and Adeeb Fazah. Impromptu Meetings focuses on telling original stories of life in the modern world, and gets its name from the idea of spontaneous storytelling and explorations.

With all that said, this will be a great opportunity to #supportlocal while having a good chuckle. We can already foresee ourselves toppling over in laughter, thanks to the personable Miriam Cheong helming the virtual stage.

晚安你好 (Wan An Ni Hao): The Late Night Show with Xiao Ming happens from Jan 8-10 2021, via Zoom. Tickets are free, but donations are encouraged. More information available here.