Japanese Folktales To Be Performed at Barons Court Theatre

The Woman Who Eats Babies and other stories from Yamanashi

The bilingual performances are in full kimono with traditional music

A new theatre performance based on folktales from Yamanashi, Japan is to be performed at the Barons Court Theatre this month.

Architects inspired by a bridge of monkeys, cursed women licking the sick, a shop keeper who hates the number four, adulterous housewives, arguing mountains, and a grave digging, dead-baby-eating woman - these are the tales of the merchant centre of Yamanashi.

The performances are translated, written and performed by Doubtful Sound and are accompanied by traditional music.

It is a limited run of just six performances from 5-9 July at 7.30pm with a matinee on 9 July at 2.30pm. Tickets cost £15 or £10 for concessions.

Doubtful Sound are a bi-lingual theatre company that started in Tokyo and is now based in the Hammersmith area. It translates and performs folktales from specific areas of Japan to audiences in the UK and Japan. It performs in full kimono and have traditional live shamisen throughout the show.

Doubtful Sound are:
Shinako Wakatsuki (Actor/translation)
Gavin Harrington-Odedra (actor)
Andrew Wakatsuki-Robinson (Writer/Director)

Tickets are £15 or £10 for concessions and can be purchased from the box office on 07833 913760 or online.

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July 1, 2022