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Underclass 《贱民》

Drama Box and The Necessary Stage

In 2016, Drama Box and The Necessary Stage presented the groundbreaking sold-out production Manifesto, that delved into the relationship between art and politics.

This year, the two companies collaborate once again on a brand new work that explores poverty, inequality and human dignity in Singapore.

Underclass tells the story of Xinyi, who finds herself in a downward spiral after losing her job and her flat. When she moves into a rental unit, she meets Johari, and they strike up an unlikely friendship. Will they be able to get out of their disadvantaged status with the help of well-meaning friends, entrepreneurs, civil servants and politicians?

Whose responsibility is it provide assistance for those who fall through the cracks? Can we make a difference and address imbalance in our society? Why should we?

Underclass asks urgent questions about the widening class divide in Singapore today. Who speaks up for the marginalised in society? Or will they be airbrushed out of our national narrative of prosperity and progress?

Created by:
Alvin Tan
Bani Haykal
Brendon Fernandez
Goh Guat Kian
Haresh Sharma
Kok Heng Leun
Petrina Dawn Tan
Siti Khalijah Zainal
Vincent Lim
Yang Shi Bin
Yazid Jalil







Bani Haykal
Brendon Fernandez
Haresh Sharma
Siti Khalijah Zainal
Yazid Jalil

Start Sales Date

19 Feb 2018, 9am

Other Channels:
19 Feb 2018, 10am

  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Malay

Approximately 115 minutes

Promoter Name

Rating / Age Limit:

  • Advisory 16 (Some Mature Content)
  • No admission for infants in arms and children below 13 years old.
  • Patrons 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

S$28 Concession Ticket for Student (Local & Overseas) /  Senior Citizens (55 years old & above) / NSF
[Valid from 19 Feb 2018 onwards]
[Verification: Present valid ID / Student Pass / 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 eligibility are required to upgrade their concession tickets to full price tickets]

10% Discount for Group Booking (min of 10 tickets)
[Valid from 19 Feb 2018 onwards]

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Advisory on Road Diversion Along Marine Parade Road And Adjustment Of Access To Marine Parade

Please note that the total running time for the performance is 105 minutes without intermission.

Due to the construction of the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL), there will be some road diversions along Marine Parade Road.

The current Marine Parade Road has been diverted, and a new Marine Parade Road will be opened parallel to it. There will be no vehicular entry through the current entrance of Marine Parade Community Club, which is where The Necessary Stage Black Box is.

Please refer to this map for more details.

Do note that there is strictly no parking for guests within the building. Patrons are advised to park at the nearest multi-storey carpark at Blk 65A Marine Drive. Locations to the carpark can be found here.








现有的马林百列路将改道, 新的马林百列路与旧路平行。进入马林百列民众俱乐部(也是必要剧场黑箱剧场的所在处)的入口将不允许任何车辆通行。







Event Date
Wed, 16 May - Sun, 3 Jun 2018

Wed, Thurs, Fri: 8pm
Sat: 2.30pm & 8pm
Sun: 2.30pm


The Necessary Stage Black Box

This venue is not wheelchair accessible.

Ticket Pricing
(Excludes Booking Fee)

Standard: S$36
(Free Seating)

Only VISA, Mastercard, JCB Card, DINERS Card, Cash and NETS are accepted for this event.