by fingerplayers

THE WORLD OF OUR OWN is a non-verbal puppetry performance about this world, the world we want to live in, and the world we can create. 

This performance is catered for young people of ages 7 and up.


PENG lives alone – in a world of his own, with rules of his own, but this pandemic is not just his own. He sets about creating the world he wants to live in, making decisions, drawing timetables, living by the clock; tick-tock, tick-tock.

But PENG still dreams, and in these dreams, his mind dreams of a different world. He listens to his routine and listens to the world, and eventually listens to his mind. What does it say? What should he do? Should he do this alone, or should it include other people too? 

Through The World of Our Own, we hope:

  • To encourage the imagination of a world that young people can create for themselves
  • To explore ways of regulating emotions
  • To bring young people and families together to discover strategies to adapt and cope with changes
  • To lessen the fear and self-blame in young people when changes happen

Production Credits

Director: Myra Loke
Playwright: Ellison Tan
Spatial Designers: mil de J. and David Li
Lighting Designer: David Li
Sound Designer: Stan x Soap
Puppet Designer and Maker: Ang Hui Bin and Myra Loke
Assistant Puppet Maker: Hairi Cromo
Performers / Puppeteers: Hairi Cromo and Tanya Ang
Production Manager: Celestine Wong
Stage Manager and Sound Operator: Gillian Ong
Crew: Nicole Ng
Lighting Operator: Ian Tan
Sound Crew: Raymond Goei
Technical Crew: Abner Quek, Brenda Mok, Roy Teo
Front of House Manager: Tan Xiang Yi
Front of House Volunteers:
Ang Cheng Yan
Daniel Sim 
Lam Dan Fong
Lim En Shian
Sim Xin Feng 
Tan Kai Teng 
Tennie Su
Key Visual Designer: Sim Xin Feng
Photo and Video Documentation: Joxop
Video Editor: Joxop

Special Thanks

Elaine Ng
Art Factory
PPIS Family Service Centre (East)
6th Sense
The Theatre Practice
Tak Takut Kids Club (3Pumpkins)
And all other organizations and families who supported the performance in one way or another

This programme is with the support of:

This performance was staged in December 2021.

For enquiries, write to us at