Esplanade Presents | The Studios


Dark Room

Edith Podesta (Singapore / Australia)
A commission by The Studios

28 Apr – 1 May 2016
Thu – Sun
28 Apr – 30 Apr, 8pm
30 Apr & 1 May, 3pm
28 – 30 Apr 2016 : 8pm
30 Apr – 1 May 2016 : 3pm
Download House Programme dark-room-house-programme.pdf |
1hr 50mins
Esplanade Theatre Studio

There will be a post-show dialogue with the artists after each performance.

Performed in English, with some Mandarin and Malay, with English surtitles.
Advisory: This performance contains some coarse language.

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Limited concessions for students: $12
Limited concessions for seniors & NSFs: $20

Season pass: $122 for 4 standard tickets (U.P.$130)



Black / White card: $27^

Tote Board Arts Grant

All Secondary Schools, Junior Colleges / Centralised Institute & ITEs may use the Tote Board Arts Grant to subsidise up to 50% of the programme cost.

For more details, please contact Esplanade Box Office at 6828 8389 or email:

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"Imprisonment is as irrevocable as death."
George Bernard Shaw

Dark Room follows the lives of men housed together in a five-by-five-metre cell, 23 hours a day, every day, until their release. This original work, based on true accounts, explores the codes and regulations of society “on the inside”. It charts the prison experience from pre-trial to imprisonment, and the reintegration into society as “returning citizens”.

If “prison is the punishment that keeps on taking”, Dark Room gives voice to the incarcerated by staging their stories and making their experiences visible to a wider audience.

The development of this 2nd iteration titled “Dark Room” is supported by Centre 42’s Basement Workshop programme.

Things To Note

General Advisory

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