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Ebizo Ichikawa XI returns to Singapore

Friday, 19 June 2015


Image credit: © Shunsuke Sakai


Ebizo Ichikawa XI, scion of Japans oldest kabuki family, returns to Singapore with Japan Theatre 2015 to revive one of Kabuki’s greatest plays on the 17th and 18th of October. Audiences will not only be amazed and delighted by one of Japan‟s best living kabuki practitioners, but, with the revival of Uwanari and the debut of Mimasu Kuruwa no Kasauri, will also have the opportunity to witness history being made.




Saturday, October 17, 2015: 3.00pm and 7.30pm

Sunday, October 18, 2015: 3.00pm
Venue: The Grand Theatre at the Marina Bay Sands



Uwanari has not been performed in a hundred years, and its debut in Singapore marks a significant moment in kabuki history. Uwanari, which means “second wife” and “jealousy”, is a torrid tale of jealousy, hate, and love. In it, a man divorces his wife and marries another woman. But while the newlyweds enjoy marital bliss, the jilted wife fumes, and plots her revenge on her ex-husband and the woman who replaced her.


Mimasu Kuruwa no Kasauri is a brand new piece created specially for the Singapore audience. Set in Edo period, the performance is centred on an umbrella seller in the Yoshiwara district. With his fine wares and irresistible charisma, the umbrella seller charms passers-by into buying his umbrellas, and conducts a brisk business until he’s beset by ruffians who want a piece of his profits.



Tickets for Japan Theatre 2015 will go on sale on the 11th of July 2015 through Marina Bay Sands (marinabaysands.com/ticketing), and are priced at S$89, S$115, S$145, and S$185, and VIP tickets are selling for S$350.




Source: EMS Entertainment


Photos: © Shunsuke SakaiPosted by Admin in Arts & Culture on 19 Jun 2015


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