May 15, 2014 - May 25, 2014
- Venue1 Zubir Said Drive
#05-01 School Of The Arts (sota)
- TIMETuesday: from 20:00 to 22:45Wednesday: from 20:00 to 22:45Thursday: from 20:00 to 22:45Friday: from 20:00 to 22:45Saturday: from 14:30 to 22:45Sunday: from 14:30 to 22:45
- Ticket Price(Exclude booking fee)S$45.00This event has passed
Watch how the events unfold when a promise was broken and led to a bloody tragedy. This is the story of Senang. The full-length performance is a dramatic enactment of the events leading up to the tragedy.
In 1960 at Pulau Senang, a place located 15 miles south of Singapore, was used in a bold experiment, led by Superintendent Daniel Dutton. He believed he could reform the inmates through labour and abolished the use of arms to police them. Over the next three years, the detainees transformed the island into a jail without bars, as they constructed the prison settlement from scatch. However on 12 July 1963, things went awry when a bloody riot initiated by the detainees led to the death of three officers and the burning of the settlement.
Check out an interview with the 'Senang' Director Kok Heng Leun.