Boy Blue Entertainment
The Five & the Prophecy of Prana

2 - 4 October 2014 / 19:45, 14:30

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An action-packed hip-hop adventure of superhuman proportions.

Set in modern Tokyo, The Five and the Prophecy of Prana sees dazzling visuals frame a dynamic fusion of hip-hop and martial arts in an explosive tribute to manga – Japan’s popular graphic novel form.

Five young troublemakers are drawn into a power struggle that has divided a secret group of warriors. Given a chance to redeem themselves in the ensuing battle to restore peace, their journey becomes a celebration of camaraderie and the triumph of the human spirit.
Barbican Artistic Associate Boy Blue Entertainment, the Olivier award-winning team behind Pied Piper, revives this electrifying production, which premiered here in 2013.

'A mash-up of superhero comics, Japanese manga and kung-fu movies. Hip-hop and fighting moves mesh wonderfully' Independent

1 hour 55 mins/including interval

4 Oct, 1.45pm & 4.30pm
Free pre- and post-show performances

Young dancers of Boy Blue Entertainment perform on our Free Stage on Level G before and after the matinee of The Five & the Prophecy of Prana.

4 Oct, 11pm–3am
B.S.I. Jam

A funk, R'n'B, house, hip-hop and old skool music party. Book now.

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Part of Theatre & Dance


Co-commissioned by the Barbican and Derry-Londonderry UK City of

Produced by Boy Blue Entertainment. Co-produced by the Barbican and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg

Original creation and UK tour supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and Arts Council Wales

Additional support from The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation and Laban Theatre, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance

Part of Dance Touring Partnership 2014 Tour


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