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In the Silence of Your Heart

An Esplanade Commission and Production

Written and directed by Kaylene Tan
5 – 8 Apr 2018 Thu – Sun
Thu: 8pm
Fri*: 8pm
Sat: 3pm & 8pm
Sun: 3pm
5 – 7 Apr 2018 : 8pm
7 & 8 Apr 2018 : 3pm
1hr (no intermission)
Esplanade Theatre Studio
*The performance on 6 Apr, Fri, 8pm includes a post-show talk.

Due to its immersive nature, this performance is not recommended for children below the age of 10.

Audience members may be seated separately from their companions.

This is an in-ear audio experience and audiences are required to wear headphones.
Please arrive 30mins before the start of the performance to collect a set of headphones and to deposit any bulky bags or items at the baggage cart.


Concession for students: $17
Concession for NSFs and seniors: $25

Package of 4: $130


^Esplanade&Me Special

White Card: $31.50
Black Card: $28

Tote Board Arts Grant

All Secondary Schools, Junior Colleges / Centralised Institute & ITEs may use the Tote Board Arts Grant to subsidise up to 50% of the programme cost.

For more details, please contact Esplanade Box Office at 6828 8389 or email

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“You look to me. Eyes close, eyes open. I remember too.
Like the clouds we named her after, she drifted in and out of our lives.”

In the Silence of Your Heart is an invitation to enter the world of a charming politician and inveterate drinker. Lend him your ears because he needs to talk.

Thian has been paralysed for 13 years. He’s been still and silent all this time but his mind has not stopped dancing. He gets by with the two things he does have: his memory and his imagination. Today, his world is trembling. It is the birth day of his dead daughter and there is a hole in his foot.

Wakeful and dreaming, he relives his life’s triumphs, passions and betrayals. But at the heart of his meandering memories, is a question: have I disappointed as a father?

When the day is done, he remembers one last story… this one's for the road.

Meditative and operatic, In the Silence of Your Heart is an in-ear audio experience for the theatre. Performed by Jalyn Han and Tan Hui Er, with the voice of Lim Kay Tong as ‘Man’.

In the Silence of Your Heart was developed in residence at Centre 42.

Creative Team 

Playwright & Director  Kaylene Tan

Woman Jalyn Han
Girl Tan Hui Er
Voice of Man Lim Kay Tong

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General Advisory

For information about late seating, house rules, photography and more, please refer to our general advisory.