The Garden of Words
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The Garden of Words

Park Theatre · 15 JUL - 15 AUG

“You’ve been living your whole life alone…”

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Overview

Rainy season. Tokyo. Akizuki is skipping class; Yukino should be at work.

When a student and an older woman seeking solace in a Japanese garden meet by chance, their mutual feelings of alienation draw them together. But a truth is about to be uncovered. The friendship that could save them might also ruin them…

Based on the stereotype-defying Anime by world-renowned director Makoto Shinkai (your name.), The Garden of Words is a modern Tokyo tale inspired by ancient Man’yōshū poetry. This subtle drama explores invisible disability, loss of human connection in a digital world and challenges us to consider the moral line between platonic and romantic longing.

In it's world theatrical premiere, this unique Anglo-Japanese project will be created and performed in both London and Tokyo by the UK's Whole Hog Theatre (Princess Mononoke stage adaptation), and Japanese Animation stage production specialists, Nelke Planning of Tokyo (Sailor Moon stage production). This female-led project brings Japanese and British creatives and performers together to encourage diverse new audiences to the theatre and challenge stereotypes about Anime and Japan.

This interdisciplinary adaptation delves into Shinkai's visually emotive story using puppetry, movement and projection art. Performed in English with occasional Japanese.

Age Recommendation: 12+

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Date & time

Opening 15 Jul 2020
Wed 15 Jul - Sat 15 Aug, 1pm, 3pm, 7pm & 7.30pm

Venue

Park Theatre
Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park N4 3JP London, UK · Get Directions

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