Melbourne Fringe award-winner Shannan Lim and his spook buddies Jayde Harding and Tye Norman vomit three short, intertwining plays.
Salty presents contemporary slants on the lurid demons of Singaporean-Malay mythology. Accompanied by neat video projections, it features a curious stillborn fetus, a slippery oily man nobody can catch, and a smouldering sex vampire looking for somebody to impregnate her.
In Singaporean folklore, salt is the currency of the afterlife.
This production continues on from the acclaimed Asian Ghost-ery Store, part of Summer Nights 2016, in a series of works that looks at both the lightness and darkness around cultural identity.
“Intelligent, witty and challenging in turns… an excellent piece of theatre.” **** The Age (Asian Ghost-ery Store)
“Lim is a very physical performer whose sense of humour and timing catches us off guard.” Perth Arts Live
20 – 25 January
Studio Underground, STCWA
Company: Normal Children
For Audiences 15+
Creator: Shannan Lim // Writer-Devisors: Jayde Harding, Shannan Lim, Tye Norman // Performers: Jayde Harding, Shannan Lim // Dancer-Choreographers: Arnold Muza, Carolyn Williams // Voices: Ezel Doruk, Tye Norman // Costume Design: Sara Lim // Dramaturgy: Paul Bourke // Collaborator: Elizabeth Davie // Stage Manager: Georgia Smith // Projectionist: Shannon Hamilton // Publicity: Mishell Vreman
Image: Yasi Peiris