Reviews

Ordinary Days 2017

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Ordinary Days by Sedos was an absolutely superb production each one of the cast was absolutely stunning and gave the best performance possible, as was the accompanying pianist who played the entire one and a half hours on stage and it was beautifully designed and staged as well. Such a clever production with beautiful music and singing. So many deep emotions and so funny as well!

  • Janet Dawe, The Audience Club member

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It was sad but heart-warming at the same time.

  • Vanessa Corradi, The Audience Club member

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This production of Ordinary Days is an absolute gem; it left me with feelings of astonishment. This show is the perfect example of what fantastic shows can be found Off-West End.

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As ever with the Bridewell and the Sedos company, Ordinary Days was a very impressive production. With just an enthusiastic cast of 4, a pianist, and 16 white boxes forming the set and props, a great show emerged.

  • The Audience Club member

Yojiro Ichikawa used the space and the acting talent at his disposal well delivering a charming show that provided some excellent entertainment.

  • Tony Sweeney, National Operatic & Dramatic Association

a beautiful new production of Ordinary Days. So elegantly directed by Yojiro Ichikawa

  • Adam Lenson, Director

THE RED CANDLE – Mermaids in the East

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“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

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“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

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“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.”

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“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

“The evocative physical theatre and puppetry seamlessly conducted by the fluttering red and white ribbons which feature prominently, set out the charming, mystical rhythm of this production and its metaphors of human ills and joys. —- Those new to physical theatre will delight in the novelty and freshness of being free to interpret the unfolding drama as they feel and not as they are told. Moreover, those new to Japanese theatre will, no doubt, be even more liberated from their own preconceived notions of how to ‘read’ theatre. It’s surprising how small the cultural divide becomes when dealing with universal principles such as love, hate, life and death.”

“This is a charming, satisfying production, resituating some of the riches of Japanese culture in an unexpected but strangely appropriate setting”

PETER PAN: A Musical Adventure

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“A fabulous night out “

“Director Yojiro Ichikawa manages to pull the somewhat cumbersome plot together, helped in no small measure by the 35-strong cast”

“Yojiro Ichikawa used the wealth of talent at his disposal well with both inspired casting and excellent stage direction to give us all a memorable night”

  • Tony Sweeney, National Operatic & Dramatic Association

FROM UP HERE

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“Fantastic show! Great score beautifully sung. Well Directed ~ Great cast.”

  • Catherine Francoise, The Audience Club member

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“It moved me from laughter to tears and back again.”

  • Janet Scrace, The Audience Club member

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“Kept me captivated throughout”

  • Russel Hartley, The Audience Club member

“Wonderful… Finely realised… touching and truthful…”

  • Melly Still, Director; From Morning to Midnight and Coram Boy; National Theatre

“Full of physicality and collaborative activity”

  • Broadway Baby

“A convincing and touching performance”

  • A Younger Theatre

“Yojiro’s production oozes with charm and creativity”

  • Aaron Lee Lambert, the composer

TITANIC the musical

“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

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