* * * NEW ANIME STAGE PRODUCTION! * * *
(from the puella Magi Madoka Magica franchise)
The world's first stage adaptation of Magia Record video game, from the award-winning Puella Magi Madoka Magica (魔法少女まどか☆マギカ)
franchise, starring idol group Keyakizaka46
premiered on the 24th August - 9th September 2018
Tokyo Akasaka Act Theatre
Director: Akiko Kodama
Creative Director: Alexandra Rutter (Whole Hog Theatre)
The Puella Magi Madoka Magica franchise (trailer here) has received widespread critical acclaim for it's unconventional approach to the magical girl sub-genre as a darkly powerful metaphor for depression in young girls.
This female-led production starred an all-female cast; 10 members of Keyakizaka46 lead by female director Akiko Kodama (Live Spectacle Naruto, Fairy Tail stage plays) and Alex as Creative Director (with a puppetry focus) as part of her residency with producers Nelke Planning
** NEW PRODUCTION ANNOUNCEMENT ! **
* FURTHER PERFORMANCES 2019! *
To be announced soon...
The full production of Francesca Le Lohe's new site-specific opera「The鍵Key」based on Junichiro Tanizaki's novella is coming again to Tokyo next year.
In 2017 we volunteered in the research and development; experimenting with movement and creating choreography. In 2018, we continue with dance and dramaturgy support alongside Choreographer Kae Ishimoto.
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RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Whole Hog Theatre is continuing it's research and development in Tokyo as we work to become leaders in the field of Anglo-Japanese collaborative theatrical work. Alex has completed the Daiwa Scholarship programme and is now a Resident Director at leading Anime theatre production company Nelke Planning (producers of stage versions of Naruto, Prince of Tennis and Sailor Moon and more) and working on various animation to stage adaptations. We hope to build further on the UK-Japan partnerships initiated with Princess Mononoke to create new, collaborative adaptations of Japanese source material that encourage diversity and new audiences in the theatre.
LIVE IMPACT - Attack ON TITAN
Important information regarding the production.
We are very sad to pass on the news of the cancellation of Live Impact Attack on Titan ライブインパクト進撃の巨人 stage production due to a fatal accident. Our hearts and prayers go out to the family and all concerned. We couldn't have been more proud to have been associated with this production.
舞台「LIVE IMPACT 進撃の巨人」公演中止のお知らせ