OIWA - The Ghost of Yotsuya

The Finger Players (Singapore)

Event is cancelled

  • 28 – 30 May 2020
    Thu – Sat, 8pm
  • Victoria Theatre
  • $38*, $58
    25% Super Early Bird
    (Till 25 Feb 2020)
    Standard Price
    Cat 1
    Cat 2

    *Limited concessions available for students, NSFs and seniors.
    Limited student front row tickets at $10.

  • Festival Commission

    2h, no intermission

  • Performed in Japanese with English surtitles
  • Rating: Advisory (Some Mature Content)
    No admission for infants-in-arms
    Admission for audience age 12 years and above

    For corporate and group bookings for 25 tickets and more, please contact


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, with techniques inspired from Japanese Bunraku – a traditional form of Japanese puppet theatre.

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.

Programme Partner:

Nine Years Theatre and SITI Company (Singapore & USA)

Toy Factory / TOY肥料厂 (Singapore, 新加坡)

Kidd Pivot / Created by Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young (Canada)