Normal 2015

Past Productions & Events

Produced by Checkpoint Theatre
9 to 19 April 2015 at Drama Centre Black Box

“Did you know that Mount Everest is littered with dead bodies? Apparently it’s too dangerous to move the bodies, even if they’re still breathing. They all died trying to reach the top. I don’t know if that was really their dream.”

Ashley and Daphne are Secondary 5 Normal Academic students struggling to cope with the expectations of their parents, the demands of society, and their own self-imposed standards. Can their new teacher, the idealistic Sarah Hew, find a way to help them?

The education system tries to build people up – but what happens when it breaks people down?

Sharply written and profoundly affecting, Normal explores the world of students who have fallen through the cracks. In this powerful new work, acclaimed playwright Faith Ng shows how tensions boil beneath even the most ‘normal’ of Singapore schools.