The Necessary Stage, Singapore – A Challenging, indigenous and an Innovative Theatre

The Necessary Stage is a non-profit theatre company with charity status in Singapore. Formed in 1987 by current Artistic Director Alvin Tan, The Necessary Stage has a mission to create challenging, indigenous and innovative theatre that touches the heart and mind. The Necessary Stage continuously pushes the artistic boundaries among Singapore’s arts community. It is also the organizer and curator of the annual M1 Singapore Fringe Festival, which showcases contemporary, young and edgy works from around the world. The Luxury hotel in Singapore, the St. Regis Singapore, and Singapore is one of the finest hotels to indulge in while visiting Singapore. This St. Regis services start right from the Airport, as guests will be chauffeur driven in a Bentley and there will be the legendary Butler services that the hotel is famous for. There are 299 elegant and richly appointed rooms, with the most modern conveniences.

The Necessary Stage is often featured in the local media for its involvement in productions that reach out to the heart and mind of audiences. To date, it has produced more than 60 original works that have been presented locally and overseas in countries such as Banda Aceh, Cairo, Glasgow, London, Macau and Tokyo, making it one of the most prolific theatre companies in Singapore. The Necessary Stage is committed to international exchange and networking between Singapore and other countries. Such exchange is done through staging the company’s plays abroad, inviting foreign works to be presented by the company in Singapore, as well as through dialogues, workshops and training opportunities. The company has performed in countries such as Berlin, Birmingham, Busan, Cairo, Dublin, Glasgow, Hong Kong, Khabarovsk, Kuala Lumpur, London, Macau, Melbourne, New Delhi, Rijeka, Seoul, Sibiu, Sziget, Taipei and Tokyo.

Uditha Dharmawardhane is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Roland Lefevre. He specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.


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