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Off Centre

Off Centre marks a new maturity in Singapore Theatre, addressing an audience prepared to be challenged.”
— Hannah Pandian, The Straits Times Life!

“... a major triumph.”
— Mayo Martin, TODAY Online

The Necessary Stage’s critically acclaimed play, Off Centre, returns 26 years after its premiere in 1993. Written by Haresh Sharma and directed by Alvin Tan, Off Centre is a landmark play in the history of Singapore theatre, best remembered for presenting an honest and unflinching look at mental illness and the stigma surrounding it.

Off Centre follows the unlikely friendship between Saloma and Vinod, and traces their journeys as they deal with their personal conflicts as well as social prejudices against mental health conditions.

Selected in 2007 by the Ministry of Education as the first Singaporean play to be offered as a GCE 'O' and ‘N’ Level literature text, Off Centre is once again back on the syllabus since 2018.

This brand new staging features Abdulattif Abdullah and Sakinah Dollah, who will reprise their original roles as Vinod and Saloma respectively, as well as Aidli Mosbit as Mak.

“It’s impossible to not be astounded by the timelessness and thrust of Haresh Sharma’s Off Centre.”
— Naeem Kapadia, Crystalwords

Start Sales Date

Public Sales
Internet :
24 Oct 2018, 9am

Other Channels :
24 Oct 2018, 10am

  • English
  • Malay

Approximately 120 mintues (no intermission)

Please Note: 
We are conscious that Off Centre may contain moments that can hit very close to home for some individuals. If there are certain themes that you know would cause you extreme distress and you would like to speak to The Necessary Stage to find out more prior to booking your tickets, please do not hesitate to contact us at Tel: 6440 8115 or via email at admin@necessary.org. All correspondences and communications will be kept strictly private and confidential. Thank you.


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Rating / Age Limit

  • Rating: Advisory 16 (Mature Content)
  • No admission for patron below 13 years old.
  • Patron 13 years and above must purchase ticket for entry.
  • Admission is subject to tickets produced at the entrance.

Late Seating Advisory:

  • Please be seated 15 minutes before the performance start time.
  • There will be no admission into the venue once the performance has commenced.
  • Admission may only be permitted during a suitable pause, depending on the nature of the performance.

Photography / Video Recording Rules

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

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20% Discount for Students(Local & Overseas) /  Senior Citizens (55 years old & above) / NSF
[Valid from 24 Oct 2018 onwards]
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Event Date
Thu, 7 - Sun, 17 Feb 2019

Wed, Thurs, Fri: 8pm
Sat : 3pm & 8pm
Sun: 3pm

Ticket Pricing
(Excludes Booking Fee)

Standard: S$45, S$36
(This event do not accept American Express payment)

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