Singapore Repertory Theatre

After Life by Jack Thorne

7 - 10 Dec 2023 | Drama Centre Black Box - National Library

After Life by Jack Thorne
Presented by SRT’s The Young Company

If you could spend eternity with just one precious memory, what would it be? 

Adapted from Hirokazu Koreeda's acclaimed film, After Life takes us into a bureaucratic waiting room between life and death, where a diverse group of newly deceased strangers grapple with an extraordinary choice: selecting their most cherished memory to carry with them for eternity.

Guided by enigmatic officials, these characters embark on a soul-searching journey through their past lives to choose their forever memory. With grace, sensitivity, and humour, exploring themes of love, regret and hopefulness,  After Life is a celebration of theatre, and a moving meditation on the way we view our lives, and what it means to live, to die, and the memories we make along the way.

By arrangement with Nick Hern Books.

"A compelling vision of eternity" – The Times

"A great idea, charmingly done... its best parts are pure theatre" – The Guardian

"Miraculous... an absolutely superb play... I was incredibly moved by it... a properly transcendent piece of theatre" – TimeOut


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Access Performance

Saturday, 9 Dec, 4PM

Audio Described (AD): 

An Audio Described performance is for patrons who are Blind or Vision Impaired, who require the theatre performance to be described live by a trained Audio Describer. The performance is verbally described and transmitted to the audience members through their own mobile phone device with earphones. 

Creative Captioned (CC): 

Creative Captioned (CC) performances are designed to cater to patrons who are Deaf / Hard of Hearing. In a CC performance, there will be text projected on or near the stage that transcribes all auditory elements of the show into written English (speech, music, sound cues, etc). Trained captioners will operate their captions live. Colour contrast, placement, and size of the caption text will be considered throughout the process. Advised by our patrons and Venue team, seating for audience members will be allocated to provide an optimal view of the captions during the performance, and the stage itself.

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Relaxed Performance (RP): 


A Relaxed Performance (RP) is designed to allow patrons a more ‘relaxed’ theatre environment. Patrons who may benefit from this performance include those on the Autistic spectrum, living with Dementia and patrons with diverse learning and communication needs.

Singapore Sign Language Interpreted Performance (SgSL):


Sign Language Interpreted performances are designed to cater to patrons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. In a signed performance, there will be a trained interpreter who will be placed in a visible position on or near the stage. The interpreter will sign all auditory elements of the show using Singapore Sign Language. Advised by The Singapore Association of the Deaf, seating is allocated for each SgSL performance to provide an optimal view to both the show and the interpreter.

Assisted listening facilities for people with hearing loss
For patrons that require assisted listening facilities, please bring along a fully charged handphone and (ideally wired) headphones. Our front-of-house will assist you with downloading our hearing enhancement software when you reach the theatre.

Please contact SRT’s Box Office at or 6733 8166 for more enquiries and/or ticket purchase for the Access Performances and usage of our assisted listening devices.

Admission Rules

Rating / Age Limit

  • Rating: Advisory (Some Mature Content and Coarse Language)

Late Seating Advisory

  • Please be seated 15 minutes before the performance starts.
  • Latecomers will be admitted at a suitable time.

Photography / Video Recording Rules

  • No photography, video and/or audio recording are allowed during the performance.

Additional Information

  • Strictly no food & beverage allowed in the theatre.

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Event Date

7 Dec: 7.30pm
8 - 10 Dec: 4pm & 7.30pm

Approximately 90 mins (no intermission)

Advisory (Some Mature Content and Coarse Language)

Drama Centre Black Box - National Library

Ticket Pricing

Standard: $30
Concession tickets: $15

Concession tickets are available for Persons with Disabilities (PWD) and companions.

Please contact SRT’s Box Office at or 6733 8166 for more enquiries and/or ticket purchase at concession rates.

Ticketing T&Cs apply. Find out more here.

Additional Venue Information
Drama Centre Black Box - National Library
100 Victoria Street,
Singapore 188064, Level 5