26 - 31 Mar 2009 I Esplanade Theatre
The Bridge Project is a major new transatlantic venture for director Sam Mendes (Academy Award-winner for American Beauty), Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and The Old Vic in London, which is run by Kevin Spacey (Academy Award winner for The Usual Suspects and American Beauty).
Sam Mendes has directed The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare in 2009 starring Simon Russell Beale, Sinead Cusack and Rebecca Hall (Vicky Christina Barcelona) from the UK; and Richard Easton, Josh Hamilton and Ethan Hawke (Before Sunset Training Day) from the US. Singapore Repertory Theatre (SRT) is proud to be one of the five co-commissioners to have created this prestigious production.
Singapore is the first – and only Asian stop – on the world-tour in March 2009 which is presented in Singapore in collaboration with Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay.
"Jaw-dropping performances by the cast" - TODAY, 28 March, 2008
"Solid acting, beautiful stage design and great directing bring the Bard's tale to vivid life."
"It was magical...Ethan Hawke as Autolycus was in his element..."- SPH, The Straits Times, 28 March 2009
Cast: Simon Russell Beale, Michael Braun, Morven Chirstie, Sinead Cusack, Richard Easton, Rebecca Hall, Josh Hamilton, Ethan Hawke, Paul Jesson, Aaron Krohn, Dakin Matthews, Mark Nelson, Charlotte Parry. Gary Powell, Tobias Segal, Jessica Pollert Smith and Hannah Stokely.
Written by: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Sam Mendes
Costume design by: Catherine Zuber
Hair & wig design by: Tom Watson
Sound design by: Paul Arditti
Music by: Mark Bennet
Music direction by: Dan Lipton
Casting by: Nancy Piccione and Maggie Lunn
Production Stage Manager: Jane Pole