Festival Commission


Devil’s Cherry

Kaylene Tan and Paul Rae (Singapore/Australia)

Two lost Singapore souls cross the Devil's path in Australia. As they reckon with personal demons and the ghosts of the landscape, will they be an easy catch, or has the Devil met his match?

Set where urban life meets the Australian Bush, Devil's Cherry is a fantastical tale of ordinary desire, the escape it promises, and the dreams it damns.

Debbie and Mo are a couple in search of themselves and on the run from each other. Lured by the Singapore dream of Australia's wide open spaces, they've been on the road for months now. When these lost souls stumble across the Devil's path, they seem like an easy catch. But maybe this time he has met his match, and it's the Devil's cherry that's ripe for the picking.

In Devil's Cherry, SIFA is proud to announce the return of Kaylene Tan and Paul Rae, formerly of cult Singapore performance company spell#7. Bringing their trademark everyday poetry and bare-bones theatricality to the atmospheric environment of Pasir Panjang Power Station, they will stage a hallucinatory collision of beauty, banality and terror.

Featuring some of Singapore's most charismatic actors – Lim Kay Siu, Neo Swee Lin, and enigmatic new-generation actor Elizabeth Sergeant Tan – and mohiniyattam-trained Indian-Australian queer dancer Raina Peterson, the experience blends striking visuals by Andy Lim, Brian Gothong Tan and Wong Chee Wai with immersive spatial audio by Darius Kedros and the gothic Outback blues of fabled Australian songsmith, C.W. Stoneking.

As personal demons collide with the ghosts of the landscape, Devil's Cherry is an intimate epic about our careworn past, uneasy present, and necessary future.

Event Date
3 – 5 Jun, Fri – Sun, 7.30pm
Pasir Panjang Power Station

1h30m, no intermission

Ticket Price

* Limited concessions available for students, NSFs and seniors
No admission for infants-in-arms.

Advisory 16 (Some Mature Content and Coarse Language)

Post-Show Talk

Following the performance on 4 Jun, Sat, join us for a conversation with the artists and creative team, moderated by Alfonse Chiu. Approximately 25-30min

Devil’s Cherry is a headphone theatre show

2 – 4 Jun, Thu - Fri, 8pm | Sat, 2pm & 8pm
3 Jun, Fri, 8pm | 4 Jun, Sat, 2pm & 8pm | 5 Jun, Sun, 2pm
20 May – 10 Jul, Daily