By Celine Chong
He shall never know I love him. This haunting line, uttered by the female protagonist of the novel, Wuthering Heights, is among the famous literary quotes that lie at the heart of the late-night The Ghost In Your Head.
The performance, part of the Singapore Writers Festival, offers an immersive and playful theatrical experience. It unfolds across six rooms at The Arts House, each a different dramatic set-up, including a mahjong parlour and a tea party.
Actors play well-known literary figures such as author Mary Shelley of Frankenstein. They speak lines from the author’s writings and the audience is invited to converse with them by doing the same – quoting back lines from the writings, which are displayed around the room for easy reference.
To add to the ambience of the interactive play, multidisciplinary artist Mervin Wong will be mixing background sounds with music and recitations of the literary quotes by the audience.