The Little Mochi Man, a play for 4 – 7 year olds
28 January - 30 May 2018, London
A THOUSAND CRANES
in association with artsdepot
The Little Mochi Man
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY VICKY IRELAND FOR CHILDREN AGED 4-7 AND THEIR FAMILIES
DESIGN BY MILA SANDERS MUSIC BY JULIAN BUTLER
HARUKA KURODA AND NATSUMI KURODA
Join little Mochi Man on his adventures as he travels from the snowy mountains of Hokkaido, to the hustle and bustle of Tokyo.
Inspired by the traditions of Shogatsu (Japanese New Year celebrations) and with ‘origami’ puppets, animation and especially composed music, this is the perfect introduction to Japan for young children.
The Little Mochi Man is performed by CBeebies and CBBC regular Haruka Kuroda and Natsumi Kuroda, written and directed by award winning Children’s theatre director Vicky Ireland.
Made possible Design is by Mila Sanders with usic and animation by Julian Butler. It is produced by A Thousand Cranes n association with artsdepot, and is supported by funding from Arts Council England.
Vicky Ireland is a writer and director of children’s theatre and was awarded the first MBE for services made to Children’s Theatre. She was Artistic Director at Polka Theatre in Wimbledon for 18 years and presented TV’s Words and Pictures for 12 years and will be back at Polka this summer to direct her acclaimed production of Jacqueline Wilson’s Double Act www.vickyireland.com
A Thousand Cranes was founded in 2006 by performer Kumiko Mendl and writer, director Vicky Ireland to bring the many fascinating stories and cultures of Japan to UK audiences and the company has performed throughout the UK and abroad.
A Thousand Cranes were made Artistic Associates of artsdepot in 2009.
|28-Jan||Watermans, Brentford||watermans.org.uk||020 8232 1010|
|03-Feb||Half Moon Theatre,L imehouse||halfmoon.org.uk||020 7709 8900|
|04-Feb||artsdepot, N.Finchley||artsdepot.co.uk||020 8369 5454|
|09 - 11 Feb||the egg, Theatre Royal, Bath||theatreroyal.org.uk||01225 823409|
|17-Feb||LincolnJapan Festival, Lincoln||japanfestival.co.uk||01522 539977|
|24-Feb||Birmingham Hippodrome||birminghamhippodrome.com||0844 338 5000'|
|03-Mar||Nuffield Southampton Theatres Campus||nstheatres.co.uk||023 8067 1771|
|04-Mar||Greenwich Theatre, Greenwich||greenwichtheatre.org.uk||0208 858 7755|
|10-Mar||The Cockpit, Marylebone||thecockpit.org.uk||020 7258 2925|
|11-Mar||Cambridge junction, Cambridge||junction.co.uk||01223 511511|
|17-Mar||The Courtyard, Hereford||courtyard.org.uk||01432 340555|
|23 - 25 March||Polka Theatre, Wimbledon||polkatheatre.com||020 8543 4888|
|12-May||Stratford Circus Art s Centre, Stratford||stratford-circus.com||020 8279 1080|
|20-May||The Civic, Barnsley||barnsleycivic.co.uk||01226 327000|
|23 -27 May||Little Angel Theatre, Islington||littleangeltheatre.com||020 7226 1787|
|30-May||Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury||salisburyp layhouse.com||01722 320333|
* Call Charges apply
Admission: Each venue will have their own ticket pricing