“Quarters”, a theatrical extravaganza proudly presented by Avant Theatre, as part of SG50 celebration. A
theatrical production that will take audience back to the 1970s Singapore, where we relive the days when the
communal & cohesive living environment was predominant making way for Multicultural Singapore.
As part of the SG50 celebrations, “Quarters” will explore a time in post-independence Singapore’s history
where amidst great political and economic change, the new citizens of a young nation strive to live
harmoniously despite many cultural and lifestyle differences and difficulties adjusting to the nations
transformation. The play is set in ‘quarters’, a type of housing that accommodated families predominantly for
Public Utilities Board (PUB) and other statutory boards workers housing then.
Take a peek into the experiences of these people as they live extraordinary lives in cramped quarters and pave the way for racial harmony and tolerance through their interactions with their neighbours in a busy
neighbourhood yet sharing and caring creating the multicultural spirit that we celebrate today.
Be mesmerized by the colourful period costumes and props, and a spectacular set reminiscent of the quarters
of bygone years as we take a nostalgic trip down memory lane. Witness the birth of the Singaporean identity
as the inhabitants of our quarters learn the true meaning of friendship, love and the ties that bind us. Be
prepared for a rousing time as our cast seek to tickle your funny bone and give you food for thought.
It’s all happening at the newly revamped Victoria Theatre, an iconic monument of our nation’s history, so get
ready to be entertained this June as we bring you back to the rocking 70s with style and flair!
Show dates: 19 June 2015 (Friday), 20 June 2015 (Saturday)
Show time: 7.30pm
Venue: Victoria Theatre
Language: Tamil, Hokkien and Malay (with English surtitles)
Ticketing hotline: 9899 3002
Ticketing page: http://quarters.peatix.com
Enquiries: [email protected]