Aug 7 & 8

School of the Arts Singapore (SOTA) | Studio Theatre
Aug 7 & 8


School of the Arts Singapore (SOTA) | Studio Theatre

Aug 7 & 8

  • Tickets Available Now

    * Full-time STUDENT with valid student pass

    ** SENIOR CITIZEN aged 60 years old and above
    *** NSF Personnel with valid SAF 11B (Military IC)

    ► Concession holders (STUDENT / SENIOR CITIZEN / NSF) unable to produce a valid ID upon admission are required to upgrade their concession ticket to a full-price STANDARD ticket.
    ► Ticket price includes $1 booking fee.


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A very serious play about swordfish and sultans.

In the spirit of National Day, the cast of Smartbutt invites you to delve into one of our most well-loved Singapore stories: the legend of the Bukit Merah. Inspired by this haunting tale, the play revolves around Nadim, a young kampung boy who unexpectedly saves the kingdom from a violent swordfish attack.

As a group of students explore the circumstances leading to the boy's death at the hands of the jealous Sultan, they discover that there are many ways one can dissect and reimagine a story. By playing with the audience, posing difficult questions and exposing unique perspectives of the well-known legend, Smartbutt does not just re-tell history - it highlights the nuances of power, and the importance of standing up for what is right. With this message at its heart, the play hopes to engage especially with the young, their families and their teachers in a meaningful dialogue.

SOTA Theatre Faculty's Power Season
May - August 2018

 Our season, comprising of three adapted western classics and one new local commission, seeks to examine power in its many forms. In doing this, it is only natural that we explore both the uses and abuses of power.

Malala Yousafzai is the youngest Nobel Prize laureate, known for her human rights advocacy especially in the education of women and children. She famously says: “When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” At the age of 19, she rose up to become that voice, and her story of activism and influence in Pakistan is deeply inspiring. Recently, we have also seen other courageous young people stand up against powerful institutions to protest gun violence in America.

In this tumultuous age, the Theatre faculty hopes that our season will guide artists and audiences alike in our considerations and conversations about power, prompting us to think more deeply about what we can and should do with the little or great power we have in our hands.



  • Tue, Aug 7 at 9:30 AM

    Doors Open Time: 9.00am

  • Tue, Aug 7 at 7:30 PM

    Doors Open Time: 7.00pm

  • Wed, Aug 8 at 3:00 PM

    Doors Open Time: 2.30pm

  • Wed, Aug 8 at 7:30 PM

    Doors Open Time: 7.00pm

    Duration: Approx. 1 hour
    Language: English

Admission Policy

1. Admission to show/venue by full ticket only. Printed or electronic tickets must be produced for admission.

2. Infants in arms and children under 6 years old will not be admitted into the performance venue.

3. Adults and children 6 years old and above will each require a ticket for admission.

4. Latecomers will only be admitted during intervals, if any.

5. No flash photography or videography is allowed during the performance.

6. No eating and/or drinking is allowed at the performance venue.

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3. The resale of ticket(s) at the same or any price in excess of the initial purchase price is prohibited.

4. There is no refund, exchange, upgrade or cancellation once ticket(s) are sold.

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