Art & Design

Winds of Change: Staged Readings 2016

1 September 2016, London

The Japan Foundation, in collaboration with Yellow Earth and StoneCrabs Theatre Company present a new monthly series of events, to introduce to UK audiences the work of some of Japan’s most outstanding playwrights, all of which will be heard in English for the first time.

 

 

Part One

GLOBAL BABY FACTORY

Written by Atsuto Suzuki
Translated by Sayaka Rui
Directed by Kumiko Mendl


Synopsis: Sunako is fast approaching 40 and pressure is mounting for her to find a husband. A marriage is arranged with Junichi and it's not long before a baby is on the way but tragedy strikes and Sunako is forced to undergo a hysterectomy. Devastated, she seeks surrogacy in India, where the 'rent a womb' business is thriving. But, what does that mean for the renter and the rented? Atsuto Suzuki's surreal satire takes a look at what happens when two very different worlds collide in the search for life and survival.

 

The reading will be followed by a Q&A with playwright Atsuto Suzuki.

 

"Some fabulous theatre writing from Japan" London Theatre 1 for Suzuki's 'The Bite' seen at Yellow Earth's Typhoon Festival at Rich Mix

 

For details of how to reach the venue please visit: www.rada.ac.uk/contact/location-map

 


Booking: Tickets for this event are priced at £6 (concessions £5). To purchase tickets, please click here.

 

 

 

Upcoming events as part of the Staged Readings 2016 series:

 

October
PART TWO: GOT TO MAKE THEM SING!

Written by Ai Nagai


November
PART THREE: PIGHEAD
Written by Toshinobu Kojo

 

December

PART FOUR: THE SUN
Written by Tomohiro Maekawa

 

This series is organised by the Japan Foundation, StoneCrabs Theatre Company and Yellow Earth Theatre. The project was instigated by StoneCrabs Theatre Company and Yellow Earth Theatre.

1 September 2016, 7.00pm
The Studio Theatre, RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art), 16 Chenies St, London WC1E 7EX

 

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