literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature

Glorious, Monstrous, Hantu Tales from Singapore

Part of London Literature Festival

Watch as live performance, film and writing collide in this magnetising event drawn from the voices of Singaporean writers.

With spirits and monsters, shadows and visions, fractured states of mind and displays of fantasy and haunting, this event is a psychedelic and spine-chilling dose of live-performance-meets-film as three actors interact with a swirl of characters captured on film.

These vignettes encapsulate the most electrifying and sometimes unnerving voices in Singaporean contemporary writing, bringing to life a haunting rush of writing from novels such as Nuraliah Norasid's The Gatekeeper, Lee Jing-Jing's How We Disappeared, Sharlene Teo's Ponti, Cyril Wong's Let Me Tell You Something About That Night, O Thiam Chin's Fox Fire Girl and others.

Glorious, Monstrous, Hantu* Tales from Singapore becomes an eerie polyphonic sensation from the darker, more monstrous but no less glorious side of Singaporean literature.

*‘Hantu’ is a Malay term that refers to ghosts, especially in Malay folklore and ghost myths.

Commissioned by the National Arts Council, Singapore.

Dates & times

25 Oct 2019
Approximate run time: 90 mins
Run times may vary, find out more

where

Purcell Room

Pricing

£15
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)

Multi-buy discount

£15

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Book three or more literature and poetry events in the same transaction and receive a 25% discount. Selected events only.

Concessions

25% off (limited availability)
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need to know

Age recommendation
For ages 16+

Ticketing
Southbank Centre takes a strong view on secondary ticketing. We require the lead booker to attend (photo ID may be requested). Tickets can only be resold by Southbank Centre or one of its authorised agents.

Multi-buy discount
Book three or more literature and poetry events in the same transaction and receive a 25% discount. Selected events only.