Theatre, Film, Visual Arts

Playing the Hand

Organised by: Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay
Performed by: Darren & Jerryl
  • Date:
    28 May - 6 Jun 2021
  • Time:
    9:00pm & 4:00pm
  • Duration:
    1h, no intermission
  • Venue:
    Online (Live on Zoom)
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  • Admission:
  • Advisory:
    Admission ages 6 & above


Playing the Hand invites audiences to tune out the world and embark on an intimate online journey of magic, misdirection and mystery that will tickle the eye of your mind. Featuring a best-friend pair of illusionists Darren and Jerryl, this participatory and live virtual experience will have you re-examining notions of perception, introspection and transformation as reality shifts alongside your perspective.

Against a backdrop of chaos and disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the duo discovered an ideal canvas for self-reflection and self-discovery, propelling them towards the realisation of Playing the Hand. Darren and Jerryl explore themes of the self through a captivating narrative that interweaves vignettes of personal stories, with astonishing illusions and unexpected sleights of hand.

Set in a cosy living room and hosted by a duo brimming with youthful energy, Playing the Hand is a humourous and heartfelt experience that will have you engaged from start to end, all from the comfort of your home.

Playing the Hand