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Kabuki -featuring Ebizo Ichikawa XI

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About the Show Less...

One of Japan's oldest art forms performed by one of Kabuki's most iconic practitioners. Read More >

Kabuki dates back to the early 17th century, and is a highly stylised art which brings together extravagant costumes, elaborate make-up and exaggerated body movements, creating a sense of the spectacular. At Sadler’s Wells it is performed, accompanied by live traditional music, by Japanese superstar of Kabuki Ebizo XI. Ebizo XI is the eleventh generation of the Ichikawa family to perform Kabuki since 1673. He is joined on stage by a cast of 30 actors and musicians.

The programme includes two classic works: Fuji Musume, in which The Wisteria Maiden dances against a stunning backdrop of wisteria flowers; and the contrasting Kasane, which is a dramatic tale of love, murder and revenge.

English translation will be available.


Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 31/05/2006

Closing Night: 11/06/2006

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Cast & Creative


Ebizo Ichikawa XI


Producer - Shochiku, presented in association with Askonas Holt

About Sadler’s Wells

Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R 4TN

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