Ninagawa Company

5 - 8 May 2010 / 19:15


subject to availability
 sold out

Celebrated director Yukio Ninagawa returns to the Barbican Theatre following the sell out Kabuki season of Twelfth Night After William Shakespeare.

Set in the early 17th century, six years after the Duel of Ganryu between legendary swordsmen, Kojiro Sasaki and Musashi Miyamoto, the play joins Kojiro on a mission for retribution. Using the contemporary comedy elements of Noh and Kyogen and the spirit of the Samurai, Musashi demonstrates the ultimate futility of seeking vengeance.

Starring two of Japans most talented and successful young actors, Tatsuya Fujiwara as Musashi (at the Barbican with Shintoku-maru,1997 and The Modern Noh Plays, 2001) and Ryo Katsuji as Kojiro (Japan Academy Award winner for Aegis, 2006). This production premiered in Tokyo in 2009.

Performance time: 19:15
Running time: 165mins / plus interval
Latecomers will not be admitted

In Japanese with English surtitles

Age Guidance 14+

Directed by Yukio Ninagawa
Written by Hisashi Inoue

Produced by HoriPro Inc
Co-produced by barbicanbite10 and Thelma Holt

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