Separation 40
It has been forty years since the separation of Singapore from Malaysia.
In addition to the annual fireworks, watch sparks fly as Singapore’s The Necessary Stage and Malaysia’s Dramalab come together to parade characters in Singapore and Malaysia over the past four decades.
Join in the fun as we present scenes that will crack you up:
- Friends in therapy
- Two strangers on a turbulent flight
- A mother and son torn apart during the Malaysia Cup
- A look at Singapore and Malaysia today —if we had never separated
- Saying goodbye in 1965
Separation 40 will be an intimate and humorous spotlight on people and situations in the context of Singapore and Malaysia, while confronting the what-ifs no one wants to ask or answer.

Written by:
Haresh Sharma
Jit Murad
Directed by:
Alvin Tan
Zahim Albakri   Lighting Design by:
Mac Chan

Set Design by:
Vincent Lim

Chua Enlai
Soefira Jaafar
Aidli ‘Alin’ Mosbit
Yeo Yann Yann
Syed Zalihafe

16 – 18 September 2005, 8pm
17 & 18 September 2005, 3pm

Esplanade Theatre Studio
as part of The Studios

$24 | $18* Concession for students, senior citizens & NSF

Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre
29 September – 2 October 2005, 8.30pm
1 October – 2 October 2005, 3pm

Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre Pentas 2