Art & Design

Usagi Yojimbo

28 November 2014- 4 January 2015, London

17th Century Japan. A world of bandit racoons, feline ninjas and warring animal clans.
A young rabbit leaves home, family and friends behind him in pursuit of one ambition: to become a great samurai warrior. Trained by a maverick old lion sensei – a teacher of the warrior’s code known as Bushido – Usagi learns that the way of the samurai is one of peace and perfection – not just masterful swordsmanship. But as war engulfs the land, he must make a choice that will test his loyalty, honour and dearest friendship.

This Christmas join our long-eared hero on the adventure of a lifetime as he takes his fate into his own paws.

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, Stan Sakai’s long-running comic book series has featured the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and won numerous accolades including three Eisner Awards and the Parents’ Choice Award. Adapted for the stage for the first time and featuring stunning design, video projection and original live music, Usagi Yojimbois an epic adventure for the whole family.

“One of the most original, innovative, well executed comic books anywhere to be found.” Stan Lee (co-creator of Spiderman, The Hulk, Fantastic Four, Iron Man and X-Men)

The press on Howl’s Moving Castle (Christmas 2011)

“the perfect Christmas show” The Public Reviews
“Southwark Playhouse’s heroically ambitious Christmas show” Time Out Critics’ Choice

Suitable for everyone aged 8+.


Ticket Prices: £18 | £16 concessions | £10 previews  £60 Family Ticket


£12 tickets (usually £18) if they quote JAPAN online or over the phone. It’s valid for perfs from 5 Dec – 4 Jan and tickets must be booked by 5 Nov.

28 November 2014 - 4 January 2015
Southwark Playhouse,77-85 Newington Causeway, London, SE1 6BD
Tel: 020 7407 0234

Southwark Playhouse