Takao and Yukari are escaping.
Whilst seeking solace in a Japanese garden, an out-of-step woman and an offbeat teenager meet by chance. Social misfits with a shared sense of loneliness, the unlikely pair bond over classical poetry, shoemaking and bad cooking. But the heartfelt companionship that could save them might also ruin them
Based on the stereotype-defying Anime and novel from world-renowned filmmaker, Makoto Shinkai (your name., Suzume), Japanese animation continues to make waves on the UK stage with this global premiere.
A refreshingly candid Tokyo tale reminiscent of the adorable melancholy of Lost in Translation. Delve deeper into Shinkai’s visually emotive story about the lines between platonic and romantic longing and what it is to feel alone in the biggest metropolis in the world. Seven lost souls, drowning in technology yet unable to connect.
From the UK’s Whole Hog Theatre, creators of the world's first stage adaptation of a Hayao Miyazaki film with the kind permission of Studio Ghibli (Princess Mononoke), and Tokyo’s Anime stage production specialists Nelke Planning (Attack on Titan, Naruto, Sailor Moon stage productions) comes a unique, new Anglo-Japanese collaboration.
Themes of mental health struggles, bullying and abuse of power.
Parents and Babies Performance: Thu 24 Aug 13.00
Now taking bookings for performances from Thu 10th August 2023 until Sat 9th September 2023.
Show times for each day are below.
Nearest rail: Seven Sisters
Tube lines: Victoria And Piccadilly Lines
Nearest tube: Finsbury Park
In congestion zone?: No
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The Garden of Words
Park Theatre, London
Running until: Sat 9th September 2023
Running time: 1 hour 45 minutes (including interval)