The Garden of Words


Rainy season. Tokyo. Akizuki is skipping class; Yukino should be at work. When a student and an older woman seeking solace in a Japanese garden meet by chance, their mutual feelings of alienation draw them together.
The Garden of Words at Park Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Park Theatre
Starts: Wednesday 15 July 2020
Closes: Saturday 15 August 2020
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: 12+

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Background


In it's world theatrical premiere, this unique Anglo-Japanese project will be created and performed in both London and Tokyo by the UK's Whole Hog Theatre (Princess Mononoke stage adaptation), and Japanese Animation stage production specialists, Nelke Planning of Tokyo (Sailor Moon stage production).


This female-led project brings Japanese and British creatives and performers together to encourage diverse new audiences to the theatre and challenge stereotypes about Anime and Japan.


This interdisciplinary adaptation delves into Shinkai's visually emotive story using puppetry, movement and projection art.


Performed in English with occasional Japanese.


Synopsis


Rainy season. Tokyo.


Akizuki is skipping class; Yukino should be at work.


When a student and an older woman seeking solace in a Japanese garden meet by chance, their mutual feelings of alienation draw them together.


But a truth is about to be uncovered.


The friendship that could save them might also ruin them …


Based on the stereotype-defying Anime by world-renowned director Makoto Shinkai (your name.), The Garden of Words is a modern Tokyo tale inspired by ancient Man'yoshu poetry.


This subtle drama explores invisible disability, loss of human connection in a digital world and challenges us to consider the moral line between platonic and romantic longing.


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Theatre


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Postal address:
Clifton Terrace
Finsbury Park
London N4 3JP

Box office tel: 020 7870 6876

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Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 15 July 2020

Press night:Thursday 23 July 2020

Closes:Saturday 15 August 2020

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm (7pm on 23 July)

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Thursday - 3-00pm

Saturday - 3-00pm


Tickets


Previews:
£18.50

Standard:
£18.50 - £32.50

Concessions:

£16.50 - £23.50


Child (Under 16) £15 - £20


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Access information


Parents & Babies performance:

Thu 6 Aug 13.00


Creatives


Author: Based on the Anime from Makoto Shinkai/ CoMix Wave Films, adapted by Whole Hog Theatre
Director: Alexandra Rutter
Production: Whole Hog Theatre in association with Park Theatre

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