Five Days in March by Toshiki Okada
1 & 2 November 2012, London
Award winning company FellSwoop Theatre present The UK Premiere of Five Days in March by Japanese playwright Toshiki Okada.
For this new project, FellSwoop Theatre will make their first site-specific show in a cafe in East-London. The company bring you a raw and immersive experience using Okada’s intricate ‘hyper-real’ modern language which blends a fast-paced stream of consciousness and gives a snapshot of contemporary youth culture.
Five Days in March was the winner of the 49th Kishida Drama Award in 2004. Okada’s work was praised for the strong sense of questioning it brings to the systems of theater. To date Sangatsu no Itsukakan (Five Days in March) has been presented in fourteen cities in over nine countries. This is the first time his work is performed by a British Theatre company.
The play is directed by Bertrand Lesca and performed by eight actors from the UK, Mexico, Russia, New Zealand, Norway and Japan. Five Days in March tells the story of Minobe and Yukki, two young strangers who meet by chance in Tokyo and spend five nights in a love hotel whilst Iraq is being invaded by the US.
“Sexy, intriguing, intelligent, confident” Rina Vergano, Venue Magazine on Ablutions
“A young company dripping with talent” Exeunt Magazine
“Physical theatre at its finest” Broadway Baby
Admission: £7 advance/ £9 on door