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The Fourth Trimester 2022

August 4, 2022 - August 14, 2022

The Fourth Trimester 2022

The Fourth Trimester 2022 is a compelling new play that will sweep you into the vivid, messy embrace of parenthood and family life. Join us at the Drama Centre (National Library) from 8 to 14 August 2022.



The first month is always the roughest.

Exhausted from battling sleepless nights and endless diaper changes, first-time parents Samantha and Aaron find themselves overwhelmed caring for their newborn. Close friends rally around them in support, but picture-perfect couple Lisa and Daniel are beginning to feel the strain of family life on their relationship, while Ann yearns for a space of her own. Next door, Sofia and Johan deal with the pressures of starting a family. Faced with the tangle of life and its hurdles, ‘adulting’ has never seemed so complicated.

Incredibly rich, humorous and compassionate, The Fourth Trimester is achingly familiar in its portrayal of family life and all its uncertainties. With sensitive, nuanced direction by Claire Wong and insightful dramaturgy by Huzir Sulaiman, Faith Ng’s latest work casts a refreshing and timely light on parenthood, identity, and what it means to be happy in contemporary Singapore.

Expect the unexpected in this hopeful and heartfelt ode to the places we call home, and the people we choose as family.




  • Approximately 3 hours, with one intermission


Ticket Categories

  • Drama Centre, NLB [Seat Map]
  • CAT 1: (Tue-Thu) SGD 70.00 (Fri – Sun) SGD 80.00
  • CAT 2: (Tue-Thu) SGD 50.00 (Fri – Sun) SGD 60.00
  • CAT 3: (Tue-Thu) SGD 40.00 (Fri – Sun) SGD 50.00




  • Up to 20% Discount for students, depending on time of show
  • 10% Discount for Senior Citizen (55 years old & above) / NSF (Full-time)
  • 10% Discount for PAssion card members
  • 20% Discount for Checkpoint Champions


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August 4, 2022
August 14, 2022
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Drama Centre
National Library, 100 Victoria St, #03-01
Singapore, 188064 Singapore
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+65 6837 8400
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