USAGI YOJIMBO 28 Nov 2014 – 4 Jan 2015
Southwark Playhouse, 77-85 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BD
T: 020 7407 0234
17th Century Japan. A world of bandit racoons, feline ninjas and warring animal clans! USAGI YOJIMBO, the young rabbit leaves home, family and friends behind him in pursuit of one ambition: to become a great samurai warrior. Trained by a maverick old lion sensei – a teacher of the warrior’s code known as Bushido – Usagi learns that the way of the samurai is one of peace and perfection – not just masterful swordsmanship. But as war engulfs the land, he must make a choice that will test his loyalty, honour and dearest friendship. This Christmas join our long-eared hero on the adventure of a lifetime as he takes his fate into his own paws.
Celebrating its 30th anniversary, Stan Sakai’s long-running comic book series has featured the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and won numerous accolades including three Eisner Awards and the Parents’ Choice Award. Adapted for the stage for the first time and featuring stunning design, video projection and original live music, Usagi Yojimbo is an epic adventure for the whole family.
“Southwark Playhouse’s heroically ambitious Christmas show” Time Out Critics’ Choice!
The play is suitable for everyone aged 8+.