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OIWA - The Ghost of Yotsuya

The Finger Players (Singapore)

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  • In venue: Victoria Theatre
    28 - 30 May 2021

    28 May, Fri, 8pm
    29 May, Sat, 8pm
    30 May, Sun, 8pm
  • Sifa-On-Demand:
    5 June - 12 June

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

  • All Access - Bundle of 12
    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_

    *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, no intermission
    • Rating: TBD
    • 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 Eng 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 wearing a mask at all times for both staff and patrons, temperature taking, TraceTogether check-in and observance of social distancing around the theatre.

    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. Click here for the latest SMM updates.

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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, 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.

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.

Programme Partner: 


A Pangdemonium, Singapore Repertory Theatre and Wild Rice Co-Production (Singapore)

Nine Years Theatre (Singapore) and SITI Company (USA)

The Necessary Stage (Singapore)