First Fleet - Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre

First Fleet

18 to 21 July 2019

18 – 21 July 2019
SCCC Far East Organization Auditorium, Level 9
Thursday – Saturday: 8pm
Saturday & Sunday: 3pm
Sunday: 7pm

Ticket price: $42* (excludes SISTIC booking fee)
Tickets available from SISTIC:
SISTIC Hotline: 6348 5555

Advisory: References of sex and rape as part of the historical facts of Convict Transportation.

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

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


Ticket Concessions/Discounts
“9-Fan” Club: Existing members enjoy 15% off. Join the  “9-Fan” club to purchase a one-time single ticket at $28, and enjoy 15% off subsequent tickets. (Till 15 July 2019)
“Gen-9 Club”: Audience aged 16-25 are eligible to join the “Gen-9” club, and purchase a single ticket at $18. (Till 15 July 2019)

Students, NSFs & senior citizens: 15% off
MasterCard holders: 10% off
PAssion Card holders: 10% off
Kinokuniya Card holders: 10% off

Email for group booking of 20 tickets & above at a discounted rate.



Parking is available at the SCCC. Parking fee: $3.50 per entry (Mon – Fri after 5pm, Sat & Sun whole day)





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