Not In My LIfetime?


The Finger Players presents
An inclusive theatre experience co-presented with Gateway AcademY.


The (r)evolution of special education

Not In My Lifetime? explores the special education system in Singapore and people in it. The play, based on the experiences of playwright Alvan Yap, is supported by multi-talented performers Inch Chua, Evelyn Chye, Myra Loke, Timothy Nga, Nix Sang and Nur Shafiza (Shai).

Two special education teachers navigate the ups and downs of school life and examine the challenges they face in their interactions with authorities, parents and the students themselves. This inclusive theatre performance shines a harsh but much-needed spotlight on the field of special education, one which is usually overlooked or obscured by platitudes. It also examines what makes special education teachers stay on… or move on.


  • Director: Tan Beng Tian

  • Playwright: Alvan Yap

  • Dramaturg: Faith Ng

  • Production Designer: Lim Chin Huat

  • Lighting Designer: Woo E-hui

  • Puppetry Designer & Maker: Ong Kian Sin

  • Sound Artist: Danial Bawthan


Inch Chua
Evelyn Chye
Myra Loke
Timothy Nga 
Nix Sang
Nur Shafiza (Shai)


Gateway Theatre, Black Box (Level 7)
3615 Jalan Bukit Merah Singapore 159461
Getting Here

5th – 17th March 2019


8pm (Tues – Sat)
3pm (Sat -Sun)

With an addition Matinee on
Wed, 13th Mar, 3pm

Relaxed Performance:
A relaxed performance is intended specifically to be sensitive to and accepting of audience members who may benefit from a more relaxed environment. They include (but are not limited to) people with autism, sensory and communication differences, or learning development differences. The following is a list of dates available, if wish to attend a relaxed performance:

  • Wed, 6th Mar, 8pm

  • Fri, 8th Mar, 8pm 

  • Sat, 9th Mar, 3pm 

  • Sun, 10th Mar, 3pm 

  • Wed, 13th Mar, 3pm 

  • Thu, 14th Mar, 8pm

  • Sat, 16th Mar, 8pm 

Touch Tour:
A touch tour gives blind and partially sighted theatre-goers more detailed information about the production. During the tour, they can explore the space and may handle selected props, costumes and furniture.

There will be a 30-minute touch tour before each show. Touch tours commence at 2:15pm for the 3pm show, and 7:15pm for the 8pm show. For patrons who wish to join the touch tour, do indicate your interest in the form before check-out, or email us at 

Performed in English with closed captioning(CC) and audio description(AD). 

(CC refers to the text displayed on a screen which provides visual access to dialogue and sound effects, especially for deaf and hard-of-hearing people. AD refers to verbal commentary on the visual elements of a production. This includes action, facial expressions and visual jokes, and enables the blind and partially sighted to follow the story.)

Approximately 1 hour (no intermission).
* There will be a 30-minute post-show dialogue after every performance.

Live Note-Taking
Live note-taking will be provided for the post-show dialogue sessions on the following show dates/times:

  • Fri, 8th Mar, 8pm

  • Sat, 9th Mar, 8pm

  • Sun, 10th Mar, 3pm

  • Wed, 13th Mar, 3pm

  • Wed, 13th Mar, 8pm

  • Thur, 14th Mar, 8pm

  • Fri, 15th Mar, 8pm

  • Sat, 16th Mar, 3pm

  • Sat, 16th Mar, 8pm

  • Sun, 17th Mar, 3pm

If you need sign language interpretation for the post-show dialogue, please inform us in advance.


  • Photographs and videos will be taken during the performance. By attending the event, you consent to the photograph and video images of yourself for the purpose of publicity and archival of this event.

  • Please note that Service dogs may be present during the performance.


  • Standard Ticket: $35.

  • Concession Ticket: $20 (for PWD Card Holders/Local & Overseas Students/NSFs/Senior Citizens age 55 and above).

Verification of Tickets: 
Please note that random checks on concession tickets will be conducted at the point of entry. Kindly present valid PWD Concession Card / Student Pass / SAF 11B (Military IC) / ID. Patrons who are unable to present proof of eligibility are required to upgrade their concession tickets to full price tickets. We seek your kind understanding in this matter.


10% discount for PAssion Card members. Kindly enter discount code: PASSION10
* Patrons to present PAssion Card at the point of entry.


  • The show is suitable for ages 10 and above.

  • MDA rating and consumer advice: “Advisory (Some Mature Content)”.

  • No admission for infants in arms.


Contact: +65 9159 0819


You can purchase them online on Peatix
Or call our ticketing hotline at +65 6738 6061