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Off Centre: Singapore’s Landmark Mental Health Play Returns
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Off Centre: Singapore’s Landmark Mental Health Play Returns

The Necessary Stage’s critically acclaimed play, Off Centre, returns 26 years after its premiere in 1993. Written by internationally recognised local playwright Haresh Sharma and directed by Alvin Tan (founder and artistic director of The Necessary Stage), Off Centre is a breakthrough play in destigmatizing mental illness and presenting an unflinching look at patients’ inner demons. The latest staging of the play features Abdulattif Abdullah and Sakinah Dollah, who will be taking up their original roles as Vinod and Saloma respectively, as well as Aidli Mosbit as Mak. In Off Centre, two patients meet at an Oasis Club function for…
Face Yourself With Super Whatevr’s “Never Nothing” Debut Album
Music

Face Yourself With Super Whatevr’s “Never Nothing” Debut Album

Super Whatevr – a trio-project started by Skyler McKee to encompass his musical poetry, together with bassist Thomas Waale, and drummer Luke Mensink – have released their debut album “Never Nothing”! The concept of which, “is that (what might be wrong with you) is never nothing!” By studying the craft of songwriting with the help of a friend, Mckee penned his own songs – many of which originated from dark places. Reversedly, he hoped his songs would become reflective slithers of hope amidst one’s life-struggles – a fundamental theme of the album. “All my songs are happy,” McKee explained. “They have a sad tone, but it’s all in a…
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