Not In My Lifetime?

Organised by: The Finger Players
  • Date:
    5 - 17 Mar 2019
  • Time:
    See below for detailed timing
  • Duration:
    Approximately 1h (no intermission). There will be a 30min post-show dialogue after every performance.
  • Venue:
    Gateway Theatre, Black Box (Level 7)
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  • Language:
    Performed in English with closed captioning(CC) and audio description(AD)
  • Admission:
    Standard Ticket: $35.

    Concession Ticket: $20 (for PWD Card Holders/Local & Overseas Students/NSFs/Senior Citizens age 55 and above).

    One caregiver, or companion, or personal assistant who is accompanying the PWD (Person With Disabilities) may also purchase tickets at the concession price of $20. (Limited to one such accompanied ticket per PWD.)


The (r)evolution of special education

Not In My Lifetime? explores the special education system in Singapore and people in it. The play, based on the experiences of playwright Alvan Yap, is supported by multi-talented performers Inch Chua, Evelyn Chye, Myra Loke, Timothy Nga, Nix Sang and Nur Shafiza (Shai).

Two special education teachers navigate the ups and downs of school life and examine the challenges they face in their interactions with authorities, parents and the students themselves. This inclusive theatre performance shines a harsh but much-needed spotlight on the field of special education, one which is usually overlooked or obscured by platitudes. It also examines what makes special education teachers stay on... or move on.

Creative team:
Director: Tan Beng Tian
Playwright: Alvan Yap
Dramaturg: Faith Ng
Production Designer: Lim Chin Huat
Lighting Designer: Woo E-hui
Puppetry Designer & Maker: Ong Kian Sin
Sound Artist: Danial Bawthan

Inch Chua
Evelyn Chye
Myra Loke
Timothy Nga
Nix Sang
Nur Shafiza (Shai)

Tue, 5 Mar: 8pm
Wed, 6 Mar, 8pm (Relaxed Performance)
Thu, 7 Mar, 8pm
Fri, 8 Mar, 8pm (Relaxed Performance)
Sat, 9 Mar, 3pm (Relaxed Performance)
Sat, 9 Mar, 8pm
Sun, 10 Mar, 3pm (Relaxed Performance)
Wed, 13 Mar, 3pm (Relaxed Performance)
Wed, 13 Mar, 8pm
Thu, 14 Mar, 8pm (Relaxed Performance)
Fri, 15 Mar, 8pm
Sat, 16 Mar, 3pm
Sat, 16 Mar, 8pm (Relaxed Performance)
Sun, 17 Mar, 3pm

Relaxed Performance:
A relaxed performance is intended specifically to be sensitive to and accepting of audience members who may benefit from a more relaxed environment. They include (but are not limited to) people with autism, sensory and communication differences, or learning development differences.

Audience are advised to come in comfortable attire as you will be seated on chairs, stools, low stools, beanbags, cushions, rugs and straw mattresses. The chairs, sourced from many different places, each has a unique backstory and reflect the diversity of the audiences and their experiences.

Touch Tour:
A touch tour gives blind and partially sighted theatre-goers more detailed information about the production. During the tour, they can explore the space and may handle selected props, costumes and furniture.

There will be a 30-minute touch tour before each show. Touch tours commence at 2:15pm for the 3pm show, and 7:15pm for the 8pm show. For patrons who wish to join the touch tour, do indicate your interest in the form before check-out, or email us at

Not In My Lifetime?