The Seven Streams of the River Ota

The Seven Streams of the River Ota

An Ex Machina production


First staged at the National Theatre in 1996, Robert Lepage’s masterpiece returns to London for just nine performances. Presented as part of a world tour, this new staging marks 75 years since the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima.

Tracing survivors and their descendants across five decades, this giant theatrical journey through time and space explores the way in which a few kilograms of uranium falling on Japan changed the course of human history.

Critic reviews

This seven-hour extravaganza dealing with the aftermath of Hiroshima asks questions that have rarely felt more urgent

Financial Times

It’s a journey worth embarking on

The Upcoming

The artistry and inventiveness on show, offer considerable rewards to the tenacious

London Box Office

A breathtakingly versatile cast of 10 actors makes it look as though there were dozens of performers involved in the production

Broadway World

Theatre at its transcendent best

The Arts Desk

Banish your cares for a day

The Telegraph

Humane, harrowing epic from Robert Lepage

Evening Standard

A testament to the way art can increase compassion and understanding


At its best, Robert Lepage’s Hiroshima epic is stunning

Time Out

An incoherent and overlong Hiroshima epic

The Times

Pushes boundaries of theatrical possibility

The Guardian

Date & time

Show ended
Fri 6 Mar - Sun 22 Mar, 3pm
Runtime: 7 hrs


South Bank SE1 9PX London, UK · Get Directions

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