Credit: Cake Theatrical Productions

Glorious, Monstrous, Hantu Tales from Singapore

Part of London Literature Festival 2019

Live performance, film and writing collide in this magnetising event drawn from the voices of Singaporean writers.

Date: 25 Oct 2019
Location: Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, London



For London Literature Festival / National Arts Council Singapore

With spirits and monsters, shadows and visions, fractured states of mind and displays of fantasy and haunting, this event is a psychedelic and spine-chilling dose of live-performance-meets-film as three actors interact with a swirl of characters captured on film.

These vignettes encapsulate the most electrifying and sometimes unnerving voices in Singaporean contemporary writing, bringing to life a haunting rush of writing from novels such as Nuraliah Norasid's The Gatekeeper, Lee Jing-Jing's How We Disappeared, Sharlene Teo's Ponti, Cyril Wong's Let Me Tell You Something About That Night, O Thiam Chin's Fox Fire Girl and others.

Glorious, Monstrous, Hantu* Tales from Singapore becomes an eerie polyphonic sensation from the darker, more monstrous but no less glorious side of Singaporean literature.

*‘Hantu’ is a Malay term that refers to ghosts, especially in Malay folklore and ghost myths.

Recommended for ages 16+

Creative team
Director: Natalie Hennedige
Sound Artist & Music Composition: Darren Ng
Director of Photography: Brian Gothong Tan
Multimedia Designer & Editor: Natalie Soh 
Performers: Jean Ng, Mikaela Danielle and Kamini Ramachandran

Supported by Southbank Centre 
Produced by Cake Theatrical Productions
Photography by Tuckys Photography

Commissioned by National Arts Council Singapore