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2019 - Singapore

Off Centre

Updated on: 08 Mar 2019
  • Off Centre 2019

  • Photo Credit: Tuckys Photography

  • Photo Credit: Tuckys Photography

  • Photo Credit: Tuckys Photography

  • Photo Credit: Tuckys Photography

  • Photo Credit: Tuckys Photography

  • Photo Credit: Tuckys Photography

  • Photo Credit: Tuckys Photography

  • Photo Credit: Tuckys Photography

  • Photo Credit: Tuckys Photography

SYNOPSIS

Synopsis

“Off Centre marks a new maturity in Singapore Theatre, addressing an audience prepared to be challenged.”
—Hannah Pandian, The Straits Times Life

... a major triumph.”
—Mayo Martin, TODAY Online

The Necessary Stage’s critically acclaimed play, Off Centre, returns 26 years after its premiere in 1993. Written by Haresh Sharma and directed by Alvin Tan, Off Centre is a landmark play in the history of Singapore theatre, best remembered for presenting an honest and unflinching look at mental illness and the stigma surrounding it.

Off Centre follows the unlikely friendship between Saloma and Vinod, and traces their journeys as they deal with their personal conflicts as well as social prejudices against mental health conditions.

Selected in 2007 by the Ministry of Education as the first Singaporean play to be offered as a GCE 'O' and ‘N’ Level literature text, Off Centre is once again back on the syllabus since 2018.

This brand new staging features Abdulattif Abdullah and Sakinah Dollah, who will reprise their original roles as Vinod and Saloma respectively, as well as Aidli Mosbit as Mak.

It’s impossible to not be astounded by the timelessness and thrust of Haresh Sharma’s Off Centre.”
—Naeem Kapadia, Crystalwords

PRODUCTION CREDITS

Written By
Haresh Sharma
Directed By
Alvin Tan
Cast
Abdulatiff Abdullah
Sakinah Dollah
Aidli 'Alin' Mosbit
Najib Soiman
Brendon Marc Fernandez
Ellison Tan
Farez Najid
Joshua Lim
Nicholas Bloodworth
Sindhura Kalidas
Ariel Lim
Michael Ng
Jaclyn Magdalene Rajendran
Costume Coordinator
Max Tan & Yuan Zhiying (MAX.TAN)
Lighting Designer
Yo Shao Ann
Set Designer
Wong Chee Wai
Production Manager
Azyyati Alias
Stage Manager
Samantha Chia
Assistant Stage Manager
Chantel Goh
Pamela Lai
RF Technician
Rachel Ong
Wardrobe Manager
Tan Jia Hui
Dresser
Brenda Lum Jia Yi
Musfirah Kamsin
Sound Operator
Douglas Dharan
Crew
Auderia Tan
Deena Shaqinah Nor Othman
Alethea Koh
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RELATED

PREVIEWS

14 Jan 2019
190114 - 938NOW - On the Move - Interview with Abdulattif Abdullah
29 Jan 2019
190129 - ST Life - Original leads return to iconic play
01 Feb 2019
190201 - The Business Times - Classic theatre
04 Feb 2019
190204 - SG Magazine - Two decades later a timely restaging of landmark play on mental health Off Centre

REVIEWS

11 Feb 2019
190211 - ST Life - Off Centre is still spot on
14 Feb 2019
190214 - Isaac Tan's Blog - Theatre Review A Classic That Should Not BeTimeless
20 Feb 2019
190220 - Arts Republic - Review Off Centre overwhelmed by nostalgia
21 Feb 2019
190221 - Lianhe Zaobao - Correcting the Off-Centre, Keeping the Faith (Review of Off Centre)
21 Feb 2019
190221 - Lianhe Zaobao - Review of Off Centre
22 Feb 2019
190222 - Artsequator - Pain and Cauterisation in Off Centre

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