First Fleet (2020) - RESCHEDULED

Presented By: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, Nine Years Theatre

First Fleet (2020) - RESCHEDULED
Event Date & Time

Rescheduled to March 2021

14 – 23 February 2020

Thursday – Saturday: 8pm

Saturday & Sunday: 3pm



SCCC Far East Organization Auditorium, Level 9

Event Language

Performance will be conducted in Mandarin, with English surtitles, including closed captions for the deaf and hard-of-hearing

Event Category



Rescheduling Notice for First Fleet:

In view of the 2019 novel coronavirus situation, the performance of First Fleet, originally scheduled to run from 14 – 23 Feb 2020, will be rescheduled to March 2021. We seek the understanding of our patrons who have purchased tickets for the performance. They will be contacted to receive full refunds.

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Nine Years Theatre and Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre jointly present to you First Fleet once again. 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.

Ticketing / Concession Details

PAssion Card and DBS Paylah: 10%

Senior Citizens, Students & NSF: 15%

Group/ Corporate Discounts: 20% (min 20 tickets, to contact NYT at [email protected])

9-Fan and Gen-9 Discounts also available

Presented By
Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, Nine Years Theatre
Supported By
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Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre © 2020

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