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The 1950's was a time where industrialisation of small fishing villages begun, giving new hope for the simple people other than a dangerous life of fishing. They welcomed such modernisation and enjoyed electricity and tap water flowing through their households for the first time. However, such 'luxury' came at a hefty 'price'. Based on a true story in Minamata, Japan, Mercury chronicles the struggle of the victims in exacting justice for this ecological and human tragedy.

Suitable for children aged 9 and above

Suggested audience size: Approximately 150 pax.
(subjected to seating and stage setting)


  • Illustrating an important lesson on economic progression, that lacks consideration for the environment, can cause grave damage to health lasting for generations.
  • An emotive drama with realistic acting, sombre music and intriguing use of props that will arouse the students' interests on the environmental issues that are impacting other parts of the world.
  • Suitable for Earth Day & Children's Day

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Outreach: School & Community Tour: Mercury Endorsed by the National Arts Council Arts Education Programme (NAC-AEP) and is eligible for the Tote Board Arts Grant subsidy