OIWA – The Ghost of Yotsuya
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.