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Future Perfect

Written by Haresh Sharma and Directed by Alvin Tan



26 - 27 July 2013


 26 July: 3 pm - 4 pm
(Registration begins at 2.30 pm)

27 July: 10.30 am - 11.30 am
(Registration begins at 10 am)


Dalton Hall - Level 3
Science Centre Singapore


Free admission to the play but admission charges to Science Centre apply.
Prior registration is required. Please complete the booking form below and email Praba at by 18 July 2013 to reserve your seats.

Booking form for schools
Booking form for public


Play Synopsis

3 stories are intertwined in this brand new play about human enhancement.

  • The first is about a couple. Melissa and Joe, who take the Youth Fountain serum. Can the couple live to the age of 200 years?
  • The second story features a shop at the market which sells stem cells and the unlikely friendship that develops between seller Sam and Gina.
  • In the third story, a young husband and his mother visit Designer Babies, a new centre which creates perfect babies through genetic modification.

Light-hearted, dramatic and sometime poignant, Future Perfect is the perfect educational play to highlight issues of biomedical ethics and to leave students wanting more.

About The Necessary Stage 

Formed in 1987 by our current Artistics Director Alvin Tan, The Necessary Stage (TNS) is a non-profit theatre company with charity status. Our mission is to create challenging indigenous and innovative theatre that touches the heart and mind. TNS has been identified as one of the 2-Year Major Arts Companies by the National Arts Council.

For more information about TNS, visit

About the Centre for Biomedical Ethics

The Centre for Biomedical Ethics (CBmE) at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS is involved in public outreach in the area of bioethics. Funded by an NMRC infrastructure grant for capacity development in biomedical ethics, CBmE has conducted introductory talks for students and workshops for teachers, in order to help the public better understand the social, ethical and legal dimensions of science, medicine and technology.

For more information about CBmE, visit

About Science Centre Singapore

Science Centre Singapore prides itself on making science an inspiring and exciting experience for people of all ages. Our many interactive exhibits housed in 14 galleries, cover a wide range of topics related to science, technology and mathematics and take up a total of about 20,000 m2 of indoor and outdoor space. Today, the Science Centre receives more than a million visitors annually and is acclaimed as one of the top Science Centres in the world.

For more information about Science Centre Singapore, visit   


Click here to access the pdf document that details all the above information in a flyer format.

School Resource

Click here to download some useful teaching resources on the ethics of life-extension, human enhancement and stem cell research.