The Vault: Past Perfect

Organised by: Centre 42
  • Date:
    25 - 29 Oct 2023
  • Time:
    25 Oct: 8:00pm
    26 Oct: 8:00pm
    27 Oct: 8:00pm
    28 Oct: 3:00pm & 8:00pm
    29 Oct: 3:00pm
  • Duration:
    1h 30min
  • Venue:
    Black Box, 42 Waterloo Street
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  • Admission:
    $28 - Adult
    25% Discount for Students. Use Promo Code 'STUDENT25OFF' at checkout.


The Vault: Past Perfect returns after its first run under the Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) in May 2023. This time, expect more tidbits and artefacts from the 90s - a decade of growth and experimentation in Singapore theatre, and expanded scenes!

3 actors gather and they reflect on their journey through Theatre in the 1990s. With 20/20 hindsight, what did it mean to DO theatre in the 1990s? Why did they do what they do and more importantly, how? Without any rose-tinted glass, no misty water-coloured memories, these actors share their thoughts and ruminations – is the past really so perfect?

Conceptualised by Robin Loon and Casey Lim, and co-created with Nelson Chia, Oniatta Effendi and Serene Chen, The Vault: Past Perfect is a performance of pieces that draw on the personal archive, reflecting on the energy and legacy of Singapore theatre-making in the 1990s.

The Vault: Past Perfect