Urashima Taro: Inspired by Japanese mythology and aesthetics

Date: 30 October 2011
Venue: Pleasance Theatre, Carpenter Mews, North Road N7 9EF
Tel: 07764950579
E-mail: aya@rouge28theatre.co.uk
Web: http://www.rouge28theatre.co.uk
Ticket: £12 / £10
Organiser: Rouge28 Theatre

Inspired by Japanese mythology and aesthetics, ‘Urashima Taro’ fuses stunning visuals with human size Bunraku-style puppets and Kamishibai -a traditional Japanese form of paper theatre – the origin of Manga. Video projection, shadow play, puppetry and the actor combine to tell this fascinating story of lust, betrayal and loss.

In return for saving a turtle, a poor young fisherman, Urashima Taro, is invited by the mysterious and captivating Lady Otohime, to stay in her palace under the sea. Promises of a life of eternal pleasure slowly turn into a nightmare as Urashima Taro’s fate unfolds.

Step into the realms of the legend of Urashima Taro- a poor young fisherman who, after saving a turtle, is invited by the beautiful and captivating Otohime, to stay in her palace deep in the ocean. But the dream slowly turns into an unceasing nightmare as Urashima Taro’s fate unfolds. Video projection, shadow play, puppetry and actor merge to create a story of lust, betrayal and loss.

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