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M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2020: Kebaya Homies by The Necessary Stage (SG)

M1 Singapore Fringe Festival

Performed in English and Malay with English surtitles.

Welcome to the club! Make yourself at home, but this is not your house. Don’t forget to tip us! We are your perempuan-perempuan joget (dancing girls) Zubaidah and Rukiah. Do you like our kebaya? Come to our club and we will share with you our stories and songs. Our show is not like other shows. This is a time travel show. We will bring you to the past—during the heyday of the 1960s—and to the future. You want to dance? Later we can dance. First, sit down. And enjoy the ride.

Directed by Alvin Tan, and performed by Aidli Mosbit and Siti Khalijah Zainal, Kebaya Homies is a delightful musical romp weaving through Malay history and culture, told through the elegant yet coy kebaya. The script by Haresh Sharma also includes scenes from his past plays written for the actors.

Supported by:

Brian Gothong Tan – Multimedia Designer
Petrina Dawn Tan – Scenographer
Ridhwan Ghany aka Ras Irie – Music Selector/DJ

About The Necessary Stage

Formed in 1987 by our Artistic Director Alvin Tan, The Necessary Stage (TNS) is a non-profit theatre company with charity status. Its mission is to create chSngallenging, indigenous and innovative theatre that touches the heart and mind. Having presented more than 100 original plays in Singapore and abroad, TNS remains focused on breaking new ground in original local content and intercultural exploration.


About M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2020: My Country and My People

Celebrate the 16th edition of the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival with us from 8 to 19 January 2020!

The Fringe moves into its third and final instalment of themes inspired by iconic Singaporean artists and their signature works, and also the last in Sean Tobin’s six-year Artistic Directorship. Fringe 2020 is curated around the theme My Country and My People, taken from the title of the iconic 1967 poem by Singapore literary giant Lee Tzu Pheng.

For the full programme lineup, visit http://www.singaporefringe.com.

Image by Tuckys Photography

Credits: M1 Singapore Fringe Festival


15 – 19 January
Wed – Fri: 8 PM
Sat: 3 PM, 8 PM
Sun: 3 PM

Duration: 1.5 hour (with no intermission)

Standard: SGD 27
Concession: SGD 19

Facebook: @m1sff / @thenecessarystage
Instagram: @m1sff / @thenecessarystage

January 16 2020


Date: January 16
Time: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Cost: S$ 27
Event Categories: Festival, Hot, Music, Performing Arts, Theatre
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Annexe Studio, Esplanade

1 Esplanade Drive 038981 Singapore

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  • Wednesday, 15 Jan: 8 PM
  • Thursday, 16 Jan: 8 PM
  • Friday, 17 Jan: 8 PM
  • Saturday, 18 Jan: 3 PM & 8 PM
  • Sunday, 19 Jan: 3 PM & 8 PM

M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2020: Kebaya Homies by The Necessary Stage (SG)

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