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Cultural Centre of Fujimi City, KIRARI FUJIMI "A Typhoon’s Tale"

  • Theater / Dance

An award-winning Japanese-Korean team return with a new interpretation of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”

Fresh from their successful partnership with “Karumegi” (2013), which adapted Chekhov’s “The Seagull” to colonial Korea, Japanese director Junnosuke Tada and Korean playwright Kiwoong Sung return with a new interpretation of a stage classic. Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” is the inspiration for this tale of an early twentieth-century Korean king, exiled to an island in the South China Sea. One day, with the help of the sprites on the island, he conjures up a magical typhoon to lure his enemies to the isle to seek his revenge. Japanese and Korean history deftly overlaps with Shakespeare’s story of reconciliation in this illuminating adaptation.

Duration:120 min. (no interval, TBC)
Language:Japanese and Korean (with Korean and Japanese surtitles)


Thursday, November 26, 19:00
Friday, November 27, 15:00★
Saturday, November 28, 13:00 / 18:00★
Sunday, November 29, 13:00
★Post-performance talk

*Box office opens 1 hour before. Doors open 30 minutes before.

Cast & Creative Team

Text:Kiwoong Sung
Direction:Junnosuke Tada
Cast:Donghwan Chung, Sooji Joun, Sangjong Park, Izumi Sayama, Yutaka Oda, Hideki Nagai, Koji Yamazaki, Masahiro Ohishi, Shinya Natsume, Jongseung Baek, Duyoung Ma, Ahra Jo, Kaori Ito
Stage Design:Jiro Shima
Stage Manager:Bonggwan Koo
Lighting:Tamotsu Iwaki
Music, Sound:Heasoo Jung
Dramaturge:Junghwa Mah
Direction Support:Saerom Min
Assistant Director:Jung Hyun
Translation:Juri Ishikawa
Translation, Assistant Production Co-ordination:Jungmin Kim
Stage Design Co-ordination, Props:Youngbong You
Costumes:Jiyeon Kim
Make-up:Kyungsook Chang
Producers:Kentaro Matsui (Cultural Centre of Fujimi City, KIRARI FUJIMI), Jooyoung Koh
Production Co-ordination:Satoshi Yano (Cultural Centre of Fujimi City, KIRARI FUJIMI)

Tokyo Production
Technical Manager:Eiji Torakawa
Stage Manager:Go Sato
Stage Assistant:Erika Tsubosaka
Sound Co-ordination:Akira Aikawa (Sound Weeds Inc.)
Production Co-ordination:Shiori Sunagawa, Orie Kiyuna (Festival/Tokyo)

Co-produced by Cultural Centre of Fujimi City, KIRARI FUJIMI, 12th Tongue Theatre Studio, Namsan Arts Center, Ansan Arts Center
Co-presented by the Japan Foundation and Kirari Foundation


Advance: 4,000 yen
Day: 4,500 yen
Unreserved seating

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Nishi-Sugamo Arts Factory
4-9-1 Nishi-Sugamo, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 170-0001 Japan


Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre (Theatre East)


Organized by
Festival/Tokyo Executive Committee, Toshima City, Toshima Future Culture Foundation, NPO Arts Network Japan (NPO-ANJ), Arts Council Tokyo & Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)