Credit: Gwee Li Sui

Glorious, Monstrous, Hantu Tales from Singapore

#BuySingLit 2020

Multi-disciplinary performance inspired by Singapore literature.

Date: 6 – 7 Mar 2020

8:00pm - 9:30pm

Location: Pasir Panjang Power Station



For National Arts Council Singapore

Watch as live performance, film and writing collide to mesmerising effect in a work of theatre buoyed by the voices of Singaporean writers.

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 and O Thiam Chin's Fox Fire Girl.

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

This work was commissioned by the National Arts Council and first presented at Southbank Centre as part of London Literature Festival 2019.

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

Note: This performance has an advisory of Advisory 16 (Some Mature Content).