Partly a story of love and loneliness, partly a detective story, Haruki Murakami’s novel is brought to stage by Bryony Lavery (Frozen, The Book of Dust) and Melly Still (My Brilliant Friend, Coram Boy).
Following their partnership on The Lovely Bones, Lavery and Still join forces once again on the story of Sumire, a young Japanese writer who can’t find the words to write, who styles herself on Jack Kerouac and who falls head-over-heels in love with Miu, 17 years her senior. But when Sumire goes missing off the shores of Greece, her best friend, K’s search for her unearths more questions than answers.
Sputnik Sweetheart journeys through Tokyo, Italy, Switzerland, Greece, and an intangible space of shifting realities. Murakami’s story is about doing whatever it takes to overcome loneliness and rest in certainty.
Now taking bookings for performances up until Sat 25th November 2023.
Show times for each day are below.
Bus routes: 149, 242, 6, 243, 38, 56, 30, 277
Nearest rail: Dalston Junction
Nearest tube: Dalston Junction
In congestion zone?: No
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Arcola Theatre, London
Running time: 80 minutes (no interval)
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