They are not cities I would usually put together… Huddersfield and Tokyo… but that’s where Jo Shapland, Phillip Zarrilli and I are off to next week, on tour with The Llanarth Group’s Told by the Wind.
The production in Huddersfield is performed as part of Being Here: Psychophysical Performance as Mindfulness Practice – a four day event at the University of Huddersfield.
LAWRENCE BATLEY THEATRE
Huddersfield (Box office: 01484 430528) presents: TOLD BY THE WIND
(The Llanarth Group)
Monday 28 – Tuesday 29 October
Performance at: University Of Huddersfield: 8.00pm / Tuesday early show 6.00pm
Tickets: £12 / concessions £10 / student £6 – to book tickets please contact email@example.com
We then fly to Tokyo at the end of the month, showing the work at Babylon Theatre, Tokyo, and commencing what I’m sure will be a fascinating cultural exchange with Ami Theatre, a Japanese company working with Noh. I’ll be blogging about the experience here and writing an essay for New Welsh Review on our return.
‘TOLD BY THE WIND is easily the most hypnotic piece of theatre I have experienced’ BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE
‘fragments of memory, speech and gestures, composed in moments that have a haunting, painterly beauty… hypnotic…with… the astringent purity of a haiku poem…quietly cleansing…’ [GUARDIAN 4*]
TOLD BY THE WIND tours to Tokyo Theatre Babylon immediately following with Huddersfield performances as part of an exchange between Phillip Zarrilli (Artistic Director, The Llanarth Group) and Okamura Yojiro (Artistic Director, AMI Theatre, Tokyo) toward a future collaborative production.