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|
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+
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