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Chasing Fairy Tales: Japan

Headgate Theatre

Saturday 23rd October 2021 - Sunday 24th October 2021
15:00 - 13:30
14 Chapel Street North
Standard - 24th October 2021
Min: £5.00
Max: £7.00
Standard - 23rd October 2021
Free event
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It’s time for a bedtime story with a difference. Experience the weird and wonderful world of Japanese Fairytales: see the magic rabbit trick the badger, the old man and his butterfly and the mysterious cloak of invisibility, told through different forms of puppetry including shadow, glove and rod puppets and masks inspired by Japanese Kabuki Theatre!

Watch this everyday children’s bedroom transform in front of your very eyes and join us on this epic adventure taking you around Japan, from the mountainous countryside to vibrant towns, our tired parent and her enthusiastic children take the roles of all the characters in these beautiful yet bizarre tales of traditional Japan.

This fast-paced script and constantly moving cast is bound to keep even the most restless child entertained and a level of humour designed for the whole family will keep parents happy too! These three unusual fairytales from the land of the rising sun have been cleverly adapted for the stage and are sometimes grimmer than Grimm.

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Duration: 45 mins

Age suitability: All Ages
Audience Warnings: N/A


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