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Being in Singapore
Being a model citizen in Singapore
Being a dementia patient in Singapore
Being censored in Singapore
Being a political detainee in Singapore
Being off centre in Singapore
Being Malay in Singapore
Being a teacher in Singapore
Being an Indonesian Maid in Singapore
Being in a hospice in Singapore
Being fundamentally happy in Singapore
Being a Chinese MP in Singapore
Being a young person in Singapore
Being a suicide victim in Singapore
Being an artist in Singapore

Over three decades, The Necessary Stage and actors-collaborators who have been partners in the making of the company’s devised plays have revealed to us over and over again-in profound, heartbreaking and funny ways-what it means to ‘be’ in Singapore.

Vinod | Radha Krishnan | Eric Sim | Noorhayati Yusof | Sergeant Mok | Jali Bin Mohd Fariz | Mrs. Chua | Mrs. Phua | Alisha | Melly | Saloma and many more

Away from the buzz of the rehearsal room and in the alone space where a playwright for a time dwells, Haresh Sharma forms up direct, powerful, honest, smart, funny words that enable these characters to speak into the very soul of our city.

Being Haresh Sharma is a work that looks at Haresh’s body of writing over 30 years. It makes bold, unexpected links and associations, mapping stories and characters in ways that surface the social, political and spiritual aspects of life here; bringing it all together with unexpected and exciting performance energy; sparking new ways of looking at his words and of experiencing performance and theatre.

Directed by Natalie Hennedige
Text based on plays by Haresh Sharma  
Performed by
Ghafir Akbar
Jean Ng
Jo Kukathas
Julius Foo
Karen Tan
Siti Khalijah Zainal

Start Sales Date

6 Feb 2017, 9am

Other Channels:
6 Feb 2017, 10am




Approximately 120 minutes

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Rating / Age Limit

  • Rating: Advisory 16 (Some Mature Content and Coarse Language)
  • No admission for infants in arms and person below 13 years old.
  • Patron 13 years and above must purchase a ticket for entry.
  • Admission is subject to tickets produced at the entrance.

Photography / Video Recording Rules

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

Through All SISTIC Channels
20% Discount for Local & Overseas Students / Senior Citizen (55 years old & above) / NSF
[Valid from 6 Feb 2017 onwards]
[Verification: Present valid Student Pass / ID / SAF 11B (Military IC)]
[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]

20% Discount for Person With Disabilities (PWD)
[Valid from 6 Feb 2017 onwards]
[Verification: Present valid Concession Card issued by TransitLink]
[Patrons should notify SISTIC prior to their booking for seating availability and arrangements]


Through SISTIC Authorised Agents
15% Discount for Esplanade's The Studios 2017, Actor, Forty, Family Secrets and Those Who Can't Teach Ticket Stub Holder
[Valid from 6 Feb 2017 onwards]
[Applicable for Cat 1 only]
Present your ticket stubs for Esplanade’s The Studios 2017, Actor, Forty, Family Secrets and Those Who Can't, Teach at SISTIC authorised agents]

Event Date
Thu, 29 Jun - Sun, 2 Jul 2017

Thur - Fri: 8pm
Sat: 3pm & 8pm
Sun: 3pm

Ticket Pricing
(Excludes Booking Fee)

Standard: S$45, S$36, S$28

Seating Plan