“They achieve the seemingly impossible”
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Whole Hog Theatre was established in 2012 but it's collaborators have been making work together since university in 2010 with the Award-Winning Five Kinds of Silence at Warwick Arts Centre and the National Student Drama Festival. We have always specialised in bold and collaborative adaptations with emerging artists, creating work using puppetry, movement and projection art that defies expectations of what can be realised on stage.
Since 2013, we have been exclusively supporting and creating Anglo-Japanese and Anime-to-stage collaborative works. We began with the word's first theatrical adaptation of Princess Mononoke,
based on the film by Hayao Miyazaki with the kind permission of Studio Ghibli, and as of 2015, our base moved to Tokyo courtesy of the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation. Here we are developing our work in the Japanese language, and building partnerships with leading Japanese creatives.
We now solely focus on creating cross-cultural, collaborative works in both countries that challenge stereotypes, champion diversity and encourage new audiences to the theatre.
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