Singapore looks at how a country comes into being. “Singapura”, “Temasek”… how important is a name?
The Necessary Stage examines present-day Singapore by bringing to life a host of historical characters in real and imagined situations, juxtaposed with contemporary characters. Such a combination creates a fertile environment for the imagination—theatre that makes possible the impossible.
The narrative probes deeply into the history of a country, and along the way, it lays bare the psyche of the people who call it home. This show is an exciting mix of contradictions: seriously funny, bluntly cutting, and deceitfully truthful. Watch it, and see if you can find a bit of yourself in SINGAPORE.
A Singapore Arts Festival 2011 commission.
Singapore was restaged as part of the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2012: Art & Faith from 15 - 19 January 2012.
Directed by:
Alvin Tan

Written by:
Haresh Sharma

Featuring an ensemble cast of:
Karen Tan
Najib Soiman
Rodney Oliveiro
Siti Khalijah Zainal
Sukania Venugopal
Susan Tordoff

Lighting Design by:
Chan Suven

Music Design:
Philip Tan

Set Design by:
Vincent Lim

3 – 4 June 2011, 8pm
4 & 5 June 2011, 3pm

Esplanade Theatre Studio
as part of the Singapore Arts Festival 2011

15 – 18 February 2012, 8pm
18 & 19 February 2012, 3pm

Esplanade Theatre Studio

$30 | $19* Concession for students, senior citizens & NSF