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May 24, 2019

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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until May 26, 2019

$28 – $36

There is no past without colonisation,

and there is no future without it.

As we celebrate commemorate the bicentennial of the colonisation 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.

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


15 – 26 May 2019

Wed to Sat: 8pm

Sat & Sun: 3pm

at The Necessary Stage Black Box

Tickets at

$36 | $28*

(excluding SISTIC ticketing fee)

* Concessions for students, senior citizens and NSF.

Get your tickets now at

SISTIC Website: www.sistic.com.sg,

SISTIC Mobile App,

SISTIC Hotline: 6348 5555 and

SISTIC Authorised Agents islandwide.


May 24, 2019
$28 – $36