Script & Stage explores the fascinating roots of local playwriting and theatre production, highlighting significant performances, playwrights and prominent theatre companies that shaped the foundation of contemporary theatre in Singapore. The exhibition brings one through the development of Singapore's vernacular theatre communities from the 1950s to the 1980s. Some of the highlights are publications such as Keris Sempena Riau, the first sandiwara (Malay historical theatre) published and staged locally, as well as the manuscripts and drafts of acclaimed local playwrights like Kuo Pao Kun and Robert Yeo.

Exhibition Highlights

A Digital Experience - From the Stack: Highlights of the National Library
A Digital Experience – From...

Anatomy of a Free Mind: Tan Swie Hian’s Notebooks and Creations
Anatomy of a Free Mind: Tan Swie...

Script & Stage: Theatre in Singapore from the 50s to 80s
Script & Stage: Theatre in...

From Books to Bytes: The Story of the National Library
From Books to Bytes: The Story of...

Singapore Literary Pioneers
Singapore Literary Pioneers