Theatre, Festival

The Year of No Return

Organised by: Arts House Limited
Performed by: The Necessary Stage (Singapore)
  • Date:
    21, 22 May, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Jun 2021
  • Time:
    21 May, Fri, 8:00pm
    22 May, Sat, 2:00pm, 8:00pm

    Video-on-Demand (VOD):
    5 - 12 Jun

  • Duration:
    1h 30m
  • Venue:
    Victoria Theatre / Video-on-Demand
    Victoria Theatre / Video-on-DemandVictoria Theatre / Video-on-Demand
  • Language:
    Performed in English, Japanese, Malay and Tagalog with English surtitles
  • Admission:
    Ticket prices from $58. More info on website.
  • Advisory:
    Advisories and Ratings can be found on the website.


Every day, we are inundated with the dire consequences of the climate emergency. In the face of this threat to humanity, what do we do? Recycle? Switch to environmentally-friendly products? Be a vegan? Stop having children? What can we do—and do our actions even matter?

Why do we have such different responses to climate change? What makes one a denialist, or another to commit acts of civil disobedience in the name of climate justice?

Can we as individuals, and collectively, affect change? Or will politics and profit dictate the fate of this planet—our only home?

A ground-breaking interdisciplinary collaboration with artists from Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Singapore, The Year of No Return  by Singapore theatre company - The Necessary Stage seeks to unravel the complications and contradictions in humanity's responses to climate change. This hybrid production incorporating live performance and video presentation seeks to question whether we live in an age of despair—or one of hope in the dark.

The Year of No Return