SIFA 2021

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OIWA - The Ghost of Yotsuya

The Finger Players (Singapore)

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  • SIFA On Demand:
    5 June - 20 June

    28 May, Fri, 8pm
    29 May, Sat, 8pm
    30 May, Sun, 8pm
  • SIFA On Demand:
    5 June - 20 June

  • $58*, $68
    *Limited concessions available for students, NSFs and seniors
    Limited student tickets at $10

  • All Access - Bundle of 17
    Programmes Included
    1. The Commission
    2. A Dream Under the Southern Bough: Existence 《南柯一梦》之辱梦
    3. A Song for Louis
    4. OIWA - The Ghost of Yotsuya
    5. The Year of No Return
    6. Three Sisters 三姐妹
    7. The Rhythm of Us
    8. _T0701_
    9. Be Comforted Now: Bach Cantatas
    10. Before Life and After
    11. Echoes of Fire and Water
    12. Healing Rhapsody
    13. Ghosts of Yesteryear

    *Bundle of 12 includes the 4 titles within SIFA on Demand: SIFA v2.020:
    1. The Wandering
    2. Sound Social - Planeswalker
    3. Sound Social - Zul Mahmod
    4. Sound Social - weish x Gabriel Loh

    • 2h 15m, no intermission
    • Rating: Advisory (Some Mature Content)
    • Advisory: The following contains scenes of violence and references to rape. Viewer discretion is advised.
      Admission is subject to tickets produced at the entrance
    • Performed in Japanese with English surtitles
    • Admission for audience age 12 years and above

  • Important Information for attendees of the live performance

    Measures will be taken to ensure the health and safety of all patrons.

    This includes but not limited to wearing a mask at all times for both staff and patrons, hand sanitization before and after performance, temperature taking,TraceTogether check-in and observance of social distancing around the theatre.

    Failure to comply will result in refusal of entry into the venue. Please note that admission into the venue requires TraceTogether (TT). Do download the TT app on your mobile and set it up beforehand, or bring along your TT token for check-in at the venue. No other check-in modes will be accepted. We regret that patrons without TT at the entrances will be denied entry.

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OIWA - The Ghost of Yotsuya

The Finger Players (Singapore)

With an innovative ensemble of puppeteers and actors, this age-old Japanese ghost story of betrayal and revenge is magically reinvented by Singapore’s The Finger Players.

Based on blood-tingling real-life events and historical figures from the Edo period, the tale of Oiwa – a jilted wife who haunts her murderer – continues to reverberate through its countless adaptations.

Now, one of Singapore’s leading theatre companies The Finger Players retells this timeless tale through an innovative ensemble of puppeteers and actors.

Actors simulate the movements of puppets, while shadowy puppeteers manipulate these human puppets, fusing techniques inspired from traditional Japanese performance techniques - Bunraku and Ningyo Buri.

Witness the scorned and powerful figure of Oiwa  and the fearsome scavengers and peasants who commit horrific deeds around her, in this riveting tale of revenge, betrayal and heartbreak.

A legend with a contemporary resonance, Oiwa  – The Ghost of Yotsuya  promises an enthralling performance with hauntingly beautiful moments that unfold one after another.

Advisory: The following contains scenes of violence and references to rape. Viewer discretion is advised.

Watch this documentary to find out more about the tragic story of Oiwa. Join us for the live performance of Oiwa – The Ghost of Yotsuya at Victoria Theatre at SIFA 2021.

To find out more about The Finger Players,  click here for more information.

In conjunction with OIWA - The Ghost of Yotsuya,  watch Oiwa and who else? – Looking beyond J-horror by Dr Lim Beng Choo. In this talk, audience members will be introduced to the fascinating world of J-horror characters and what have they done to be classified as “horror.”

Programme Partner: 


Toy Factory Productions TOY肥料厂 (Singapore)

The Necessary Stage (Singapore)

Planeswalker, Zul Mahmod & weish x Marc Gabriel Loh (Singapore)
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