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A contemporary PUNK opera “4.48 PSYCHOSIS” U.K. Tour

  • Organization : ABSOLUTE LLC.
  • Section : International project
  • Type of Grant Program : Single
  • Art Forms : Theater


Production of the contemporary PUNK opera “4.48 PSYCHOSIS” began in 2018, and its world premiere was held at space EDGE (Shibuya, Tokyo) in March 2020. For this performance in London, instead of using Sarah Kane’s play, the troupe performed an original new work themed around “disappearing language,” based on its past creations.



Direction/design/subtitle text: Tomoco Kawaguchi

Dramaturg: Nina Kane(Cast-off Drama)

Music composition: Kosuke Suzuki

Translation: Tomoco Kawaguchi, Miku Kitagawa, Nina Kane

Sound: Takeshi Shima, Masaki Saitou

Lighting: Yuu Yokohara

Video/subtitling: Miku Kitagawa

Costume/stage decoration: Miwa Kakuta

Stage manager: Tatsuhiko Ito

Production: ABSOLUTE LLC.

Tour manager: Kyungilu Chung

Creative support: PARADISE AIR


Performed by: Naoko Takimoto, Soichiro Yamada, Ryo Makiyama, Kosuke Suzuki


Tomoco Kawaguchi (Theatre Director, ABSOLUTE LLC Representative Employee)
Kawaguchi began her career as a director in 2008. From 2010 she started working on the staging of plays by Sarah Kane, unveiling “4.48 PSYCHOSIS” after it had spent a long time on the drawing board and undergone a production process spanning two years. Working beyond the confines of contemporary theater, Kawaguchi is actively engaged in theater for babies, the creation of works in collaborative with community members, and exchange with overseas artists and artists from other genres. In 2022 directed a new opera based on a script by Yoko Tawada, “Ano machi wa kyo mo omatsuri” (“A festival again today.”)

Established in 2019 as a base for broadening Kawaguchi’s range of projects and supporting sustained performance of her theatrical projects.




The Coronet Theatre, London, The United Kingdom