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Twist of Fate


A New Murder Mystery Musical

Music by Dick Lee : Lyrics by Anthony Drewe : Book by Steven Dexter and Tony Petito

A Twist Of Fate all started in 1997 when Jennie Chua, then General Manager of Raffles Hotel, asked Dick Lee to write a musical for the hotel’s 110th anniversary.

Together with Tony Petito, director Steven Dexter, and lyricist Anthony Drewe, a charming murder mystery musical comedy was born, and went on to have a run of sold out seasons.

A Twist Of Fate premiered in September 1997 at the Jubilee Hall in Raffles Hotel. That production was voted 'Best Musical of the Year by the Straits Times.

The show was then revived in September 1998 also at Jubilee Hall. Then again in November 2005 at the Esplande Theatre


1917. A baby is abandoned at the steps of Singapore's famous Raffles Hotel. A childless English couple finds the crying infant and adopts her. They sail back to England with the child in their arms. 

1937. Twenty years have passed. The house of Lim Chin Boon is in turmoil: the Master of the house is dying and has just received a letter from a young lady who could very well be the long-lost granddaughter from his first marriage. Emma West returns to Singapore to look for her family, only to find herself thrown into the midst of intrigue and mystery. There is a death in the family - a murder as it turns out. Whose death? And who is the culprit? Everyone in the household has a deadly motive.

Prepare to be drawn into a web of conspiracy, deceit and love that stretches back in time and across continents . . .

Musical Numbers

  1. House Of Lim Chin Boon
  2. Rosalind
  3. At Midnight
  4. Who Am I?
  5. One Step At A Time
  6. Living In The Past
  7. An Alibi Would Be Handy
  8. The Crow Can`t Fly With The Phoenix
  9. Every Time You Look Into My Eyes
  10. Look A Little Closer
  11. One More Night
  12. Every Time You Look Into My Eyes (reprise)

Cast: 4 female, 5 male

Instrumentation: percussion. piano, keyboard, violin, double bass