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M1 Peer Pleasure Youth Theatre Festival 2019
In Collaboration with Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay
The Class Room

Created by: Li Xie, Jean Ng, Kok Heng Leun
Facilitated by: Li Xie and Kok Heng Leun

Created by veteran theatre practitioners and creative team members behind the impactful and popular piece, The Lesson by Drama Box, this original participatory theatre piece will immerse its audience in the complex issues surrounding poverty and inequality. How do we respond?

Start Sales Date

21 Jan 2019, 9am

Other Channels:
21 Jan 2019, 10am




Approximately 2.5 hours participatory theatre

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Rating / Age Limit

  • Rating: To be advised
  • No admission for infant in arms and children aged below 4 years old
  • Children 4 years old and above must purchase ticket for admission
  • Admission is subject to tickets produced at the entrance

Late Seating Advisory

  • You are strongly advised to be seated 15 minutes before the performance start time.
  • No admission will be allowed into the venue once the performance has commenced.
  • Exceptions may be made at Esplanade's discretion depending on the nature of the performance.

Photography/Video Recording Rules

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

Through All SISTIC Channels
10% Discount for Esplanade&Me Black and White Cardholders
[Verification: Present Esplanade&Me card at the ticketing counter or quote the promo code from Esplanade for purchases through website or hotline]
[Valid from 21 Jan 2019 onwards]

10% Discount for PAssion Card Members
[Verification: Present PAssion Card at the ticketing counter or quote the first 4 digits of your PAssion Card number as the promo code for purchases through website or hotline]
[Valid from 21 Jan 2019 onwards]

Buy tickets for both the Double Bill and The Block Party and pay $18 per ticket (excluding $1 SISTIC Fee)
- Buy tickets to the Double Bill or The Block Party and pay $20.70 per ticket (excluding $3 SISTIC Fee) for The Class Room
- Buy tickets to any of the festival plays and pay $13.50 per ticket for the Experiential Workshop on Poverty
[Valid from 21 Jan 2019 onwards]

Through ArtsWok Collaborative
For school bookings of 20 tickets or more and registration for the Engagement Programmes, please contact connect@artswok.org for more information.

Besides festival plays, there is also a series of engagement programmes and workshops related to drama, theatre-making and the issue of poverty in Singapore. For more information, visit www.peerpleasure.org

*Discounts not applicable to SISTIC Mobile App

Li Xie has been actively involved in community theatre as an experienced facilitator, director and educator. She is the recipient of the Young Artist Award (2006) by the National Arts Council of Singapore. Her most recent participatory creation The Lesson (Singapore International Festival of the Arts 2016) was nominated Best Director and Production of the Year in The Straits Times LIFE! Theatre Awards. In 2016, The Lesson was invited to Taiwan and has toured various communities in Singapore.


Jean Ng graduated from the Jacques Lecoq International School of Theatre in Paris, France. As a professional theatre actress, director and educator, she has collaborated with many of Singapore’s leading theatre companies including The Necessary Stage, Theatreworks, The Theatre Practice, The Finger Players and Cake Theatrical Productions.


Jean was one of the pioneer teachers at the Theatre Training and Research Programme (now Intercultural Theatre Institute), a professional actor-training course founded by the late Kuo Pao Kun. She is passionately involved in youth and community theatre and has worked with the Down Syndrome Association (Singapore) for the past 17 years. Jean has also previously served on the Executive Committee of the Singapore Drama Educators Association.


Kok Heng Leun is a prominent figure in the Singapore arts scene, having built his artistic career over many decades as a theatre director, playwright, dramaturg and educator. Heng Leun is known for his ability to engage the community on various issues through the arts, championing civil discourse across different segments of society. His explorations with multi-disciplinary engaged arts have produced works like Project Mending Sky, a series on environmental issues, Both Sides, Now, a project that seeks to normalise end-of-life conversations and It Won’t Be Too Long, which touched on the dynamics of space in Singapore. Heng Leun’s contributions to the arts earned him the National Arts Council Singapore Young Artist Award in 2000 and the National Arts Council Cultural Fellowship in 2014.


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Event Date
Thu, 1 - Sat, 3 Aug 2019

2.30pm & 7.30pm

Ticket Pricing
(Excludes Booking Fee)

Standard: S$23
(Free Seating)