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SINGAPORE THEATRE FESTIVAL 2018
ONE METRE SQUARE: VOICES FROM SUNGEI ROAD
Synopsis

ONE METRE SQUARE: VOICES FROM SUNGEI ROAD (WORLD PREMIERE)

Presented By: W!LD RICE
Written By: 三木 SANMU
Directed By: Zelda Tatiana Ng
Starring: Ong Kian Sin / Tan Beng Tian / Michael Tan / Tay Kong Hui / Yong Ser Pin

For decades, Singapore’s oldest flea market in Sungei Road was home to a community that made a living out of peddling their wares under the sweltering mid-day sun. In the one square metre of space allocated to each vendor, what was junk to some was treasure to others.

In July 2017, the Sungei Road Market was shut down by the authorities. In one fell swoop, 80 years of heritage and haggling were erased.

In the weeks before and after the market’s closure, playwright 三木 SANMU interviewed dozens of Sungei Road vendors, as they confronted and eventually came to terms with the loss of their neighbourhood and livelihoods. Among the colourful characters he encounters are ‘The Businessman’, ‘The Poet’, ‘The Top Student’ and ‘Liang Po Po’.

In this provocative verbatim play about poverty, pragmatism and the price of progress, One Metre Square asks us to consider what we’ve lost one year after the Sungei Road Market has ceased to exist.

Performed in Mandarin, Hokkien and Cantonese, with English surtitles.

Start Sales Date

Priority Sales (W!LD RICE Angels)
Internet:
9 Apr 2018, 9am - 17 May 2018, 12am

Other Channels:
9 Apr 2018, 10am - 16 May 2018, 8pm

Early Bird Sales
Internet:
23 Apr 2018, 9am - 17 May 2018, 12am

Other Channels:
23 Apr 2018, 10am - 16 May 2018, 8pm

Public Sales:
Internet:
17 May 2018, 12am

Other Channels:
17 May 2018, 10am

Language
  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Dialects
  • With English surtitles
Duration

Approximately 1 hour 40 minutes
(No intermission)

Promoter Name
Wild Rice Ltd

Rating / Age Limit

  • IMDA Rating: Advisory (Some Mature Content)
  • No admission for infants in arms & children below 12 years old.
  • Patron 12 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

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10% Discount for DBS/POSB Credit/Debit Card
[Valid from 17 May till 22 July 2018]

10% Discount for FCA
[Verification: Quote valid passcode upon purchase of tickets]
[Valid from 25 June 2018 onwards]

15% Discount for Festival Pass
[Purchase tickets to 3 or more different shows]
[Valid from 17 May till 22 July 2018]

Through SISTIC Authorised Agents & Hotline only
15% Discount for Student (Local and Overseas)
[Valid from 17 May till 22 July 2018]

15% Discount for Senior Citizen (55 years old & above)
[Valid from 17 May till 22 July 2018]

15% Discount for National Servicemen
[NSF personnel with valid SAF 11B (Military IC)]
[Valid from 17 May till 22 July 2018]

Through SISTIC Authorised Agents only
10% Discount for SAFRA members
[Verification: Present valid member card upon purchase of tickets]
[Valid from 17 May till 22 July 2018]

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Event Date
Thu, 19 - Sun, 22 Jul 2018

Thu - Sun: 7.30pm
Sat & Sun: 3pm

Venue
Ticket Pricing
(Excludes Booking Fee)

Preview Show (19 July)
Standard: S$65, S$50

Standard Shows
Standard: S$75, S$60

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