NATIONAL ARTS COUNCIL

Public Arts Programme

Theatre

Programme ID: PAP054625

First Fleet (Rerun in 2020)

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- SYNOPSIS -

Nine Years Theatre and Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre jointly present to you First Fleet. The audience will be seated on the stage of the Cultural Centre’s auditorium, as they set sail with the players to explore the relationships between theatre and humanity.

The year is 1787. The First Fleet of the British Empire sets sail for Australia with a group of convicts aboard, to establish a penal colony. Along the way, the Governor instructs one of his lieutenants to rehearse a play with the convicts, with the hope of using the power of theatre to rehabilitate them. But who has ever heard of an officer putting up a play with his convicts? Certainly not the other officers, priest, judge, doctor or the convicts, who all have reservations about such a ridiculous proposition. Will they eventually be able to stage the play successfully? For these officers and convicts, is the foreign land that they are attempting to build a penal colony in, a brave new world or simply a nightmare from hell?

*First Fleet is inspired by Thomas Keneally’s novel The Playmaker and other materials on the convict transportation to Australia.

- MATURE CONTENT -

No

- DETAILS -

Arts Group/ Presenter
Nine Years Theatre and SCCC
Venue
Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre
Target Audience
Sec - Lower, Sec - Upper, JC/CI, ITE
Language

Mandarin ,

Surtitle
English Surtitles
Duration
1 hour 50 mins
Cost
$46

- CONTACT -

Nine Years Theatre

CONTACT PERSON
Kwah Wei Ting
CONTACT NUMBER
87936679
EMAIL
weiting@nineyearstheatre.com

- DATE/TIME -

14
Feb
2020
8:00 PM
15
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2020
3:00 PM
8:00 PM
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2020
3:00 PM
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2020
8:00 PM
21
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2020
8:00 PM
22
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2020
3:00 PM
8:00 PM
23
Feb
2020
3:00 PM