Date: 2018 February 06 16:23
Posted by Joe
London based readers looking to get some theatrical culture into themselves will want to head to the Barbican from Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th February 2018 to catch Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui / Bunkamura Theatre Cocoon: Pluto.
The play is based on Naoki Urasawa's manga Pluto, which itself is based on Tezuka's Astroboy. The play combines elements of manga, traditional Japanese Bunraku puppetry, elaborate design and media projection.
It's only running at the Barbican for a few days, so if you're interested we suggest you book now to avoid disappointment.
Details as follows:
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui / Bunkamura Theatre Cocoon: Pluto
8–11 Feb 2018
A genre-defying show honouring the Japanese art form of manga, sensational visual effects, impactful storytelling and performances of physical grace to enliven the iconic Astro Boy tale. A striking 2003 reinterpretation of Astro Boy for the modern age, by Naoki Urasawa and Takashi Nagasaki, Pluto is directed by Belgian choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui in his first full-length theatre production.
Supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan, Performing Arts Japan for Europe, the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation and Japan Foundation.
Bunkamura Theatre Cocoon
A New Vision Based on Osamu Tezuka’s Astro Boy -‘The Greatest Robot on Earth’
Original Manga: Naoki Urasawa , Osamu Tezuka
Story Co-Author: Takashi Nagasaki
Supervisor: Macoto Tezka
With the Cooperation of Tezuka Productions
Direction and Choreography by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
Text translated from Flemish into English from a video interview with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui