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Sadako & the Thousand Cranes

Ten years after the atomic bomb was dropped, the people of Hiroshima are still trying to bury the past and lead normal lives. A young girl, Sadako who has little knowledge of the war, dreams of becoming an athlete. Her dream is shattered when she is diagnosed with the ‘bomb disease’. Nonetheless, Sadako never gave up her will to live. She believes that if she can fold a thousand cranes, her wish to live would be granted. Unfortunately, she dies before she can complete. Children around the world came to know of Sadako’s story and made paper cranes in memory of Sadako and to wish for… Peace on Earth!

Suitable for children aged 9 and above

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


  • The realistic acting and solemn messages will motivate the audience to reflect about the atrocities during wartimes and not take peace and prosperity for granted.
  • Highlighting the need to stay vigilant, preparedness to defend against external threats and the importance forging strong multilateral ties.
  • A theatrical treat with the intriguing use of props and sombre music pieces in this poignant performance.
  • Suitable for Total Defence & International Friendship Day

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