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Haresh Sharma's Off Centre  Directed by Oliver Chong


Thu Apr 23 2015, 8:00pm
Fri Apr 24 2015, 8:00pm
Sat Apr 25 2015, 3:00pm
Sat Apr 25 2015, 8:00pm
Sun Apr 26 2015, 3:00pm

Where: Esplanade Theatre Studio , 1 Esplanade Drive, Marina Bay, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • Standard: $30.00
  • Additional fees may apply

"It's in our blood... fighting to be the best, materialism... it's genetic... we all have a chemical imbalance."

Written by Haresh Sharma, Off Centre focuses on the relationship between two young people with mental illnesses, both of whom face stigma from people in their lives while trying to reintegrate into society.

Featuring a strong ensemble including Neo Swee Lin and Siti Khalijah, Oliver Chong helms this production to tell a resonating and personal story of friendship, societal and familial pressures in a Singaporean context.

Off Centre is The Necessary Stage's landmark play. First staged to critical acclaim in 1993, it is best remembered for bringing mental illness and the plight of these patients to public and media attention. It has since been adapted into an experimental feature film, a television movie, given a full reading in the UK, studied as an academic text-at tertiary level and as part of the Ministry of Education's GCE 'O' and 'N' level literature syllabus-as well as translated and staged as Otak Tak Centre in Kuala Lumpur.

Written by Haresh Sharma
Directed by Oliver Chong
Performed by Joshua Lim, Myra Loke, Neo Hai Bin, Neo Swee Lin, Erwin Shah Ismail, Ebi Shankara, Ellison Tan & Siti Khalijah Zainal