Productions

2021 - Singapore

The Year of No Return

Updated on: 27 May 2021
  • Photo Credits: Tuckys Photography

  • Photo Credits: Tuckys Photography

  • Photo Credits: Tuckys Photography

  • Photo Credits: Tuckys Photography

  • Photo Credits: Tuckys Photography

  • Photo Credits: Tuckys Photography

  • Photo Credits: Tuckys Photography

  • Photo Credits: Tuckys Photography

  • Photo Credits: Tuckys Photography

  • Photo Credits: Tuckys Photography

  • Photo Credits: Tuckys Photography

  • Photo Credits: Tuckys Photography

  • Photo Credits: Tuckys Photography

  • Photo Credits: Tuckys Photography

  • Photo Credits: Tuckys Photography

  • Photo Credits: Tuckys Photography

  • Photo Credits: Tuckys Photography

  • Photo Credits: Tuckys Photography

  • Photo Credits: Tuckys Photography

SYNOPSIS

Synopsis

Every day, we are inundated with dire consequences of the climate emergency.

In the face of this threat to humanity, what do we do? Recycle? Switch to environmentally-friendly products? Be a vegan? Stop having children? What can we do—and do our actions even matter?

Why do we have such different responses to climate change? What makes one a denialist, or another to commit acts of civil disobedience in the name of climate justice?

Can we as individuals, and collectively, affect change? Or will politics and profit dictate the fate of this planet—our only home?

A ground-breaking interdisciplinary collaboration with artists from Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines and Singapore, The Year of No Return by Singapore theatre company The Necessary Stage seeks to unravel the complications and contradictions in humanity’s responses to climate change.
This hybrid production incorporating live performance and video presentation seeks 
to question whether we live in an age of despair—or one of hope in the dark.

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In-Theatre Performances: 21 — 22 May 2021

Video On-Demand: 5 – 12 June 2021

PRODUCTION CREDITS

Co-Writer
Haresh Sharma
Rody Vera
Director
Alvin Tan
Main Cast
Chihiro Hirai
Marco Viaña
Rody Vera
Siti Khalijah Zainal
Sukania Venugopal
Tan Guo Lian Sutton
Ensemble
Ariel Lim
Ezzafatin Aslam
Isaac Lim Jue Hao
Jaclyn Magdalene Rajendran
Rajkumar Thiagaras
Jovetta Tan (Jovy)
Dancers
Edina Handali
Jereh Leong
Voiceover Actor
Karen Tan
Dramaturg
Melissa Lim
Choreographer and Movement Director
Goh Shou Yi
Set Designer
Wong Chee Wai
Lighting Designer
Yo Shao Ann
Sound Designer and Composer
Ng Jing
Costume Designer
MAX.TAN
Multimedia Designer
Jasmine Ng
Multimedia Co-Designer
Hanafi Haffidz
Production Stage Manager
Samantha Chia
Assistant Stage Manager
Jovetta Tan (Jovy)
Nadya Gerhard
Sound Operator
Muhammad Taufiq Bin Sawal
Multimedia Operator
Christer Jon Aplin
Lighting Operator and Programmer
Yvonne Mok
Motion Graphics Team
Erica Tan
Chua Khai Xin
Lee Jing Wei
Production Intern
Manisha Devdas Sawlani
Project Manager
Nicole Lim
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13 May 2019
ST Life - Four home-grown commissions for SIFA next year [PRINT]
23 Apr 2021
ST Life - The Year of No Return [PRINT]
17 May 2021
The Straits Times - Blow to arts scenes comeback as some anticipated shows get canned [ PRINT]
22 May 2021
The Business Times - SIFA 2021 Diminished but not defeated [PRINT]

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