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         There is no past without colonisation,

             and there is no future without it.

As we commemorate the bicentennial of the founding of Singapore, let us take a moment to express our gratitude to our founding father/s for their foresight in transforming Singapore from a small fishing village to a global metropolis. We are civilised!

Let's marvel at how, all over the world, our land has been plundered, our laws kept archaic and our freedoms curtailed by those in power. Let us honour our pursuit of economic success and excess [nothing less will do], as we continue to colonise today-through money, discrimination and land conquests, even in space. We are civilised!

Because after all, through colonisation, we are civilised! We are also schooled and silenced.

Written by Haresh Sharma and directed by Alvin Tan, Civilised by The Necessary Stage is a groundbreaking new work that takes you on a wild ride through the complications and violence of colonisation past, present and future.

Edith Podesta
Ghafir Akbar
Koh Wan Ching
Lian Sutton
and Siti Khalijah Zainal

Set Design by Vincent Lim
Lighting Design by Adrian Tan
Costume Design by Max Tan and Yuan Zhiying of MAX. TAN
Multimedia Design by He Shuming

Rating: R18 (Mature Content and Coarse Language)

Start Sales Date

1 Feb 2019, 9am

Other Channels:
1 Feb 2019, 10am

  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Malay

Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes
(with no interval)

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Rating / Age Limit

  • No admission for infants in arms and children below 18 years old
  • 18 years and above must purchase a ticket for entry
  • Admission is subject to tickets produced at the entrance
  • Rating: R18 (Mature Content and Coarse Language)

Photography / Video Recording Rules

  • No Photography, Video recording and Audio recording is permitted for this event

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S$28 for Local & Overseas Students / Senior Citizens (55 years old & above) / Full-time National Servicemen
[Valid from 1 Feb 2019 onwards]
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[Please note that random checks on concession tickets will be conducted at the point of entry]
[Patrons unable to present proof of eligilibilty are required to upgrade their concession tickets to full price tickets]

10% Discount for Group/ Corporate Discounts (Min. 10 tickets for a single show)
[Applicable with minimum purchase of 10 tickets per transaction]
[Valid from 1 Feb 2019 onwards]

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Event Date
Wed, 15 - Sun, 26 May 2019

Wed to Fri : 8pm
Sat: 3pm & 8pm
Sun: 3pm


Ticket Pricing
(Excludes Booking Fee)

Standard: $36