Theatre, Festival

Oiwa – Ghost of Yotsuya

Organised by: Arts House Limited
Performed by: The Finger Players
  • Date:
    28 - 30 May 2020
  • Time:
  • Duration:
    2h, no intermission
  • Venue:
    Victoria Theatre
    Victoria Theatre Victoria Theatre
  • Language:
    Performed in Japanese with English surtitles
  • Admission:
    $38*, $58
    *Limited concessions available for students, NSFs and seniors.
    Limited student tickets at $10

  • Advisory:
    Some Mature Content. Admission for audience age 12 years and above


** This event is cancelled. **

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.

Oiwa – Ghost of Yotsuya