Esplanade Presents


கோட்டி (Madness) Dramatised Reading

Grace Kalaiselvi (Singapore)

23 Jun 2024, Sun, 3pm

2hr, including a 30 mins post-show discussion

(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Annexe Studio

Free, by invite only

A young girl voluntarily admits herself at the Institute of Mental Health due to suicidal thoughts. She’s seeming well and good in the eyes of the lady cleaner who constantly engages her in conversation.


The young girl learns about the patients around her through the cleaning lady. A doctor who is grieving over his daughter’s suicide turns his attention towards this young girl, seeking answers for his daughter’s predicament. In the end, the young girl who needs help finds herself in an unexpected dilemma. 


Advisory 16: Contains references to suicide.


There will be a post-show talk after the performance.


Recommended Age: 16 and above.
Admission Age:
16 and above.
Language: Tamil
Surtitle Language: English
Things to Note:
Accessibility Advisory: We provide a range of access services and relaxed performances for patrons with access needs. For wheelchair-accessible seats, please call Esplanade Customer Experience at 6828 8377 for assistance. Concessions for Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) and up to one accompanying companion are available. | View our accessibility guide
Artist Information

Grace Kalaiselvi

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Grace Kalaiselvi is an independent theatre actor, director, educator and writer. As an alumnus of Intercultural Theatre Institute, she has devised creations in both English and Tamil that are suitable for young audiences, teenagers and adults. Her works include Come Back Home with Polyglot Theatre Australia, The Indigo Jackal and Amma’s Sarees which were previously staged at Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay. 

Date & Time

23 Jun 2024, Sun


Esplanade Annexe Studio
There will be a post-show talk after the performance.

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