The Seven Streams of the River Ota


Tracing survivors and their descendants across five decades, this giant theatrical journey through time and space explores the way in which a few kilograms of uranium falling on Japan changed the course of human history.
The Seven Streams of the River Ota at the National Theatre

Photography by Elias Djemil-Matassov


Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: National Theatre
Starts: Friday 6 March 2020
Closes: Sunday 22 March 2020
Running time:7 hours inc 2 intervals and a 45-minute break
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


The performance will last 7 hours and includes two intervals plus a 45-minute break and two pauses.


Dialogue is presented in English, French, German and Japanese with English subtitles.


A co-production with Chekhov International Theatre Festival, Moscow, the National Theatre, London, and Le Diamant, Québec.


Synopsis


First staged at the National Theatre in 1996, Robert Lepage's masterpiece returns to London for just nine performances.


Presented as part of a world tour, this new staging marks 75 years since the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima.


Tracing survivors and their descendants across five decades, this giant theatrical journey through time and space explores the way in which a few kilograms of uranium falling on Japan changed the course of human history.


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Dates


Previews from:Friday 6 March 2020

Press night:Friday 13 March 2020

Closes:Sunday 22 March 2020

Performance days & times


Evening:
Various ‑ check schedule for details.

Intervals:3

Matinee:
Various - check schedule for details.

Intervals:3

Tickets


Standard:
£125, £95, £75, £58, £30

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Access information


Audio‑described performances, for blind and visually impaired people:

Sat 21 March, 3pm


Captioned performances, for deaf or hard‑of‑hearing people:

Sun 22 March, 3pm


Cast


Rebecca Blankenship

Lorraine Côté

Christian Essiambre

Richard Fréchette

Tetsuya Kudaka

Myriam Leblanc

Umihiko Miya

Audrée Southière

Philippe Thibault-Denis

Donna Yamamoto


Creatives


Author: Text: Éric Bernier, Gérard Bibeau, Normand Bissonnette, Rebecca Blankenship Marie Brassard, Anne-Marie Cadieux, Normand Daneau, Richard Fréchette Marie Gignac, Patrick Goyette, Robert Lepage, Macha Limonchik, Ghislaine Vincent
Composer: Michel F. Côté
Director: Robert Lepage, Steve Blanchet (creative director)
Designer: Robert Lepage
Set designer: Carl Fillion (original), Ariane Sauvé (adaptation)
Costume designer: Virginie Leclerc
Lighting: Sonoyo Nishikawa
Sound: Michel F. Côté
Visual effects: Keven Dubois (images)
Dramaturg: Bibeau Bibeau
Production: An Ex Machina production

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