Theatre, Literary Arts, Film, Festival

Singapore Writers Festival Late Night: The Ghost in Your Head

Organised by: Singapore Writers Festival, produced by Global Cultural Alliance
  • Date:
    8 Nov 2018
  • Time:
    First session: 7:00pm
    Second session: 9:30pm
  • Duration:
    2h
  • Venue:
    The Arts House
    The Arts HouseThe Arts House

Synopsis:

An immersive theatrical experience with dead writers and other famous literary villains and heroines.

Play a round of mahjong with Chinese author Eileen Chang (Lust, Caution), or witness a verbal sparring between Chinese ghost-story writer, Pu Songling (聊斋, Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio), and Mary Shelley (Frankenstein). Then fill up with hors d'oeuvre from the wedding breakfast of Miss Havisham, the poor spinster jilted at the altar in Charles Dickens' Great Expectations, as well as delicacies from the Mad Hatter's tea party in Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland.

The multi-sensorial offerings also includes a series of film screenings (like 2006 anime, Paprika, and rare 1989 Japanese film, Raffles Hotel) and the magical, dreamy soundscapes of sonic alchemist Mervin Wong. Conceptualised and produced by Global Cultural Alliance and co-directed by Jeremiah Choy and Jeffrey Tan, this production creates a surreal purgatory where the past and the present overlap, and ghosts in your head come alive.

Singapore Writers Festival Late Night: The Ghost in Your Head


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