The Man Who


The Man Who by Peter Brook & Marie-Hélène Estienne

The New York Times calls it "..one of the most magically effective explorations of the mind (also possibly the soul) ever to be attempted on the stage..."

Hot Chocolate Theatre presents The Man Who by English theatre luminary Peter Brook. A beautiful performance piece and play that explores the very nature of the great mystery that is our mind.

This work was inspired by Oliver Sacks, the world famous neurologist, who wrote the best-selling book. "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat" which was a collection of case histories about the neurologically impaired.

"The result is theatre that is simultaneously poetic and utterly realistic"


Inspired by the award-winning book, 'The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat' by Oliver Sacks, The Man Who was written by theatre legend Peter Brook to explore the nature of neurological conditions. Some of them are very rare and extreme while others more commonplace and recognisable. There are insights into the more familiar conditions such autism and Tourette's as well as the lesser recognised Broca's Aphasia and Visual Agnosia - as experienced by the genius musician in the title of Sacks' book. The play examines the connection between our brain and our personality. The non-linear structure of the play consists of vignettes exposing the audience to specific experiences defined by neurological labels.

Directed by Susie Penrice-Tyrie

Prem John
Pavan J Singh
Marlon Dance-Hooi

Concession prices available for students and NSFs! Quote "TMW" at checkout for $5 off, and present your concession card upon entry.

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  • The event description was updated. Diff 2016-09-10 11:22:49
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Sep 14 - Sep 18, 2016
[ Wed ] - [ Sun ]
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM SGT
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Centre 42, 42 Waterloo Street
14th September, 8pm $35.00
15th September, 8pm $35.00
16th September, 8pm $35.00
17th September, 3pm $35.00
17th September, 8pm $35.00
18th September, 3pm $35.00

On sale until Sep 18, 2016, 3:00:00 PM

Venue Address
42 Waterloo Street Singapore
Hot Chocolate Theatre