Cultural Differences in the Edinburgh Fringe

We are so lucky to have a mixed cast this year!

Singapore has a hugely rich cultural mix with Indian, Malay and Chinese making up the majority of its population. So, our Singaporeans are made up of all sorts and then of course there’s me with my Kenyan and Scottish heritage, and all our fans, volunteers, supporters are drawn from various backgrounds.

For two of the Singaporeans, this was old hat having been here before with iTheatre, but for the others, this was their first taste of the madness. It made me laugh as we walked down Victoria Street and passed by a sandwich shop.

Oink (see pic) was serving up hot roast pork rolls and yes if you look closely that is a pig in the window, so while I was drooling at the thought of some crackling, Jon told me that the Chinese love their pork but not in its animal form. And yes, as the others strolled down the street, their reactions ranged from…oooh, interesting to OMG, I wouldn’t eat that to a roll of the eyes from our muslim.

Funny how one shop can cause such different reactions!!!

So, plenty more of these coming up over the next few weeks. The only thing we know will definitely be the same is the reaction of the kids to the puppets and the show in general. Kids the world over are just kids!

Love ’em. x


About TotoTales

Toto Tales brings African stories to life through the arts. We find and create incredible, inspiring, heart warming, tragic, humorous stories from across Africa, and share them with a variety of audiences across the world. We collaborate with various artists and strive to produce high quality works that while simple are far from being simplistic.
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