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Chasing Fairytales: Japan

by Robert Atler & Ruth West

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.

Join this new writing from Robert Atler (He/Him) and Ruth West (She/Her) in its premiere performance, Showcasing the best in new talent from the West Midlands: Audrey Martin (They/Them) | Daniel Delgado (He/Him) | Ali Scoble (She/Her)

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