Art & Design

Winds of Change: Staged Readings 2016
Part 3: Pighead

12 November 2016, London

The Japan Foundation, in collaboration with Yellow Earth and StoneCrabs Theatre Company present a 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 3



Written by Toshinobu Kojo, Translated by Sayuri Suzuki, Directed by Kwong Loke


Synopsis: When a group of Tokyo office workers are faced with the re-structuring of their company, what begins as a civilised and normal set of negotiations quickly descends into a savage struggle for survival.


In this dark comic world verging on the absurd, office and gender politics collide with firings, organisational reshuffles and cancelled strategies as playwright Toshinobu Kojo draws us into a menacingly unethical and sinister world of broken rules and anarchy.

Inspired by William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, Kojo’s thrilling descent into horror tackles issues confronted by many living in modern Japanese society today
The reading will be followed by a Q&A with Toshinobu Kojo.

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




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.


image: PIGHEAD Inspired by William Golding's "The Lord of the Flies" by Toshinobu Kojo

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


The Japan Foundation