Theatre, Festival

OIWA - The Ghost of Yotsuya

Organised by: Arts House Limited
Performed by: The Finger Players (Singapore)
  • Date:
    28, 29, 30 May, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Jun 2021
  • Time:
    In venue:
    28 May, Fri, 8:00pm
    29 May, Sat, 8:00pm
    30 May, Sun, 8:00pm

    Video-on-Demand (VOD):
    5 - 12 Jun

  • Duration:
  • Venue:
    Victoria Theatre / Video-on-Demand
    Victoria Theatre / Video-on-DemandVictoria Theatre / Video-on-Demand
  • Admission:
    From $58. More info on website.
  • Advisory:
    Advisories and Ratings can be found on the website.


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 - The Ghost of Yotsuya