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The Studios 2017 - Fundamentally Happy By Nine Years Theatre


Thu Mar 16 2017, 8:00pm–9:30pm
Fri Mar 17 2017, 8:00pm–9:30pm
Sat Mar 18 2017, 3:00pm–4:30pm
Sat Mar 18 2017, 8:00pm–9:30pm
Sun Mar 19 2017, 3:00pm–4:30pm

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

Restrictions: R18

Ticket Information:

  • General: $35.00
  • Student: $17.00
  • Senior & NSF: $25.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: littlemosaic

Fundamentally Happy
Written by Haresh Sharma
Directed by Nelson Chia
A co-production with Nine Years Theatre

10-year-old Eric enjoyed visiting the home of his neighbours, Habiba and Ismail. The couple, who was so fond of him, treated him like their own child. In the embrace of this warm relationship, Eric felt cared for and loved. To his young mind, the door to Habiba and Ismail’s house was a gateway to paradise. Fast forward 20 years, Eric is now 30 and has returned to his childhood home to visit his neighbours, only to uncover a shocking secret that has lain hidden in the house where he spent so many happy hours as a child.

Winner of Best Production and Best Original Script at the 2007 Life! Theatre Awards, this new Mandarin production of Fundamentally Happy is translated and directed by Nelson Chia, Artistic Director of Nine Years Theatre. It features a cast and creative team including respected performer Lok Meng Chue paired with Timothy Wan as Habiba and Eric, with set, lighting and sound designs by Wong Chee Wai, Liu Yong Huay and Ng Jing.

An unflinching look at the personal and emotional issues surrounding paedophilia, Fundamentally Happy is a gut-wrenching discourse on the heartbreaking nature of happiness.