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The Necessary Stage

Can smaller be better?

Not too long ago, the Singapore Arts Festival pulled in record-busting audience numbers with big-budget, high-profile foreign acts.

Sunday, 6 May, 2012, 12:00am

Virgins and vets put their bums on seats in Singapore

Theatre audiences in Singapore have been growing in recent years, but small troupes with more esoteric works can still find it difficult to fill seats. The third annual M1 Singapore Fringe Festival is taking a more targeted approach to get audiences to sample challenging work.

28 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

It's play time!

SINGAPOREAN PLAYWRIGHT Haresh Sharma has written more than 50 plays, all of which have been produced - most locally and some internationally. Yet, schoolchildren don't study his texts and few will have heard of him - until now.

6 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

National lampoon shows up split personalities

In an alternative world dreamed up by Singaporean playwright Haresh Sharma, Malaya is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The country is run by the authoritarian Jemaah Islamiyah, which constantly fears American terrorism.

18 Sep 2005 - 12:00am