Whole Hog Theatre in association with Park Theatre present the World Theatrical Premiere of The Garden of Words Official Stage Production Based on the Anime from Makoto Shinkai/CoMix Wave Films 新海誠監督作品 「言の葉の庭」 Adapted by Whole Hog Theatre (Princess Mononoke stage adaptation) Directed by Alexandra Rutter — “You’ve been living your whole life alone…” Rainy season. Tokyo. Akizuki and Yukino are skiving. When a student and an older woman meet by chance, their mutual feelings of alienation draw them together. But the friendship that could save them might also ruin them… Based on the stereotype-defying Anime by renowned director Makoto Shinkai (your name.), this modern tale inspired by ancient poetry explores invisible disability, loneliness, and the moral line between platonic and romantic longing. Created and performed in London and Tokyo, this collaboration with Anime stage production specialists, Nelke Planning, brings together Japanese and British creatives to explore Shinkai’s emotive animation through visual storytelling. Performed in English with occasional Japanese. “They achieve the seemingly impossible” Anime UK News on Princess Mononoke
Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London, United Kingdom, N4 3JP
Old Street, Moorgate
To be confirmed.
Wednesday 15th July 2020
Saturday 15th August 2020