Between the Stones

Between the Stones

Southbank Centre · 29 JAN - 31 JAN

An evening of noh theatre presents the world premiere of an English play in the classical Japanese style.


Noh is a highly aesthetic form of theatre featuring dance, music and poetry.

The evening opens with Takasago, a classical noh drama based on the legend of the twin pines of Sumiyoshi and Takasago, a story about love and longevity.

Next, English noh drama Between the Stones explores how the healing power of gardens can turn the burden of grief into a celebration of life, friendship and love.

Author Jannette Cheong and composer Richard Emmert were hailed by The Stage for their first collaboration at Southbank Centre in 2009: ‘To have created a new Noh play but retained total authenticity is nothing short of brilliant.’

They collaborate with noh performers Teruhisa and Kinue Oshima and Akira Matsui. Kinue Oshima, the only professional female noh actor in the Kita school, takes the lead role.

Age Recommendation: 12+

Date & time

Show ended
Wed 29 Jan - Fri 31 Jan, 7.15pm
Runtime: 2 hrs


Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road SE1 8XX London, UK · Get Directions
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