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Theatres in London are currently closed. In the West End, the closure will continue up to and including 31 May 2020 (announced on 6 April).


The show below will not currently be playing and is scheduled to close by 31 May 2020 (when theatres might reopen - this is subject to confirmation).


Original performance dates are given below and reflect any changes we have received.



Baaba's Footsteps


Tokyo 2020: Yu, 39, career-driven but recently dumped by her long term job, keeps beating her head against societal pressures to get married. Sick of the patriarchy and feeling powerless, she struggles to fit in her own country.
Baaba's Footsteps at The Vaults

Image: The Vaults


Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: The Vaults
Festival:Vault Festival 2020
Started: Tue 10 March 2020
Closed: Sun 15 March 2020
Running time:1 hr 00 mins
Age suitability: 12+

Synopsis


Tokyo 2020: Yu, 39, career-driven but recently dumped by her long term job, keeps beating her head against societal pressures to get married.


Sick of the patriarchy and feeling powerless, she struggles to fit in her own country.


Can the answer to her self-doubt lie in following her great-grandmother Takako's footsteps and travelling to San Francisco?


Armed with an airplane ticket and Takako's diary, Yu sets out to find herself.


San Francisco 1920: Takako, 16, stares at the numerous men waiting on the dock.


Armed with only a photo and a marriage certificate, she tries to recognise her new husband who she has never met, in a land she has never been.


Facing down hostility and cultural differences, Takako, one of the many Japanese Picture Brides of the early 20th century, bravely sets out to create a home for herself in America.


Lonely in a land that both welcomes and resents her, she finds solace in keeping a diary where she writes about her struggle.


Can her diary help light the way for a great-granddaughter who she will never meet?


BAABA'S FOOTSTEPS straddles time and place, but remains a story about love and belonging.


Touching, infuriating and downright funny, Yu and Takako's stories intertwine as two generations of women struggle to find their way in societies that do not accept them.


From Japanese-American internment camps during WW2 to sexist work policies of 2020, we vortex through three eras by the hands of two women, struggling to find their places in lives set up for them by others.


Background


BAABA'S FOOTSTEPS is a new play by Susan Hingley, premiering at the VAULT Festival, proudly supported by the Arts Council England.

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 10 March 2020

Closes:Sunday 15 March 2020

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑20pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑20pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑20pm

Friday ‑ 7‑20pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑20pm

Sunday ‑ 7‑20pm


Matinee:
Sunday - 4-30pm

Tickets


Standard:
From £12

Creatives


Production: Susan Hingley + Honey-tongued Theatre Productions

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