Ordinary Days 2017
We are delighted to announce that our artistic director Yojiro will be directing Ordinary Days once again, in London, collaborating with SEDOS. The show opens on the 27th September 2017 at Bridewell Theatre, and runs only for a week. All information and updates can be found on the website below.
REVIEWS and A New Trailer of The Red Candle – Mermaids in the East
The reviews for The Red Candle – Mermaids in the East are coming in! We are runinng til the 20th. Don’t miss it!!!
Tickets for The Red Candle – Mermaids in the East are on sale now!
“a beautiful performance in a spectacular venue. Short but sweet, the storyline resonated with past and current events. A combination of dance, music, song and the effective use of masks and fabrics conveyed the story perfectly.”
- The Audience Club member
“so impressed with the way this was interpreted with the use of drapes and masks. The cast were excellent and really drew you into this Japanese fable. Beautiful music and great venue.”
- Sachin & Rachna Patel, The Audience Club member
“Director Yojiro Ichikawa Hassall has taken Nozomi Abe’s writing and mixed ‘straight’ acting, interpretive dance, singing and puppetry that fuse together to tell the story of the child and her family with a grace and beauty you seldom see in a traditional show. ….lovely and beautifully delivered production.”
- Terry Eastham, London Theatre 1
“A lovely and moving recreation of a Japanese fairy tale, beautifully combining elements of Western and Eastern theatre styles. Live piano music created a haunting atmosphere in this amazing underground location. Something really original.”
- Caroline Gardiner, The Audience Club member
Here is a sneak peak of the run through.
The Red Candle – Mermaids in the East
We are delighted to announce our new production of The Red Candle – Mermaids in the East in November 2016 at the beautiful Grand Entrance Hall of the Brunel Museum. We will keep you updated.
Tickets for The Red Candle – Mermaids in the East are on sale now
Marco Polo the Musical
Yojiro Ichikawa joined the world premiere production of “Marco Polo” the musical at the Shaw Theatre in London. He appeared as General Irinchin, between 23rd August and 4th September.
Our artistic director, Yojiro Ichikawa is directing “Screw Eyed” as part of Rapid Write Response at Theatre 503. The performance takes place on the 17th and 18th July.
Tell Me On A Sunday & Grand Hotel
Yojiro is also working as the translator in Grand Hotel the musical directed by Thom Southerland which opens in April 2016 in Tokyo.
Tell Me On A Sunday
In June 2016, Our Artistic Director Yojiro Ichikawa is directing the Japanese premiere production of Lloyd Webber’s ” Tell Me on a Sunday” at The New National Theatre Tokyo. So excited to collaborate with Megumi Hamada, who originated Nala in The Lion King, the title role of AIDA, and Elphaba in Wicked in Japan.
PRINCE OF BROADWAY
Our Artistic Director YOJIRO ICHIKAWA is currently working on PRINCE OF BROADWAY, a new musical conceived and directed by legendary Harold Prince. The show premieres in October in Tokyo. Yojiro is the translator of the script for subtitles and Japanese narration.
PRINCE OB BROADWAY website
TITANIC the musical 2015
Our Artistic Director YOJIRO ICHIKAWA recently worked as the Assistant Director to Thom Southerland in Japanese Production of TITANIC the musical which was transferred from Southwerk Playhouse. He also adapted the show into Japanese and worked as the vocal supervisor.
“歌詞が明瞭に聴こえ、６拍子における二連符を丁寧に歌うなど、歌唱が行き届いているのが優れた点の一つだ。：One of the prominent things about this production was the vocal supervision. I didn’t find any problem in understanding the Japanese lyrics which is quite rare in translated musicals and could see that the vocal of actors were well supervised very much in details.”
- 小山内 伸, Theatre Artsシアターアーツ