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Five Easy Pieces


Thu Aug 18 2016, 8:00pm–9:30pm
Fri Aug 19 2016, 8:00pm–9:30pm
Sat Aug 20 2016, 8:00pm–9:30pm

Where: Victoria Theatre, 9 Empress Place, Raffles Place, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $30.00
  • General Admission: $45.00
  • General Admission: $60.00
  • Additional fees may apply


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Swiss director Milo Rau, one of the most brilliant and sought-after directors of European documentary theatre today, makes his Asian premiere in Singapore with Five Easy Pieces, an emotionally powerful drama performed by children for an adult audience.

In collaboration with the Ghent-based art centre Campo, Rau/IIPM centres Five Easy Pieces on Marc Dutroux, an infamous convicted murderer and paedophile. In five chapters that follow Dutroux’s life and trial, Rau casts a critical lens on childhood as a protected area, carefully shielded from reality’s dirty truths. Yet, the media successfully penetrate this protective veil. What do we hide from our children and what do we unwittingly confide through our actions?

Featuring seven young performers aged eight to 13, Five Easy Pieces employs all of Rau’s past approaches: the scenic form of re-enactments; the focus on social taboos and trauma, as in the ‘trials’; and the search for what is most intimate in a narrative – something universally human.

Performed in Dutch with English surtitles.