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Oha! Japan: Twin Stars, The

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Oha! Japan features two productions; one UK Premiere and one World Premiere, and is a perfect introduction to Japan and its rich culture. Read More >

A hundred years ago in Japan, the young artist Kenji Miyazawa is torn between his father’s demands to carry on the family business and his own desire to be a writer.

Urged on by the ghost of his sister, Kenji draws deeply on his love of nature and the universe to write his first story; The Twin Stars.  This galactic adventure is about two stas who, while playing in the Milky Way, become embroiled in a cosmic battle between two constellations – the Scorpion and the Crow.  While Kenji tries to solve the conflict with his father, the Twin Stars must repair the damage caused to the universe and save it from destruction.  Soon both worlds collide on stage.

Kenji Miyazawa is one of Japan’s foremost children’s writers, enjoying similar status to Roald Dahl or Lewis Carroll here.  This world premiere production is a perfect introduction to Kenji and the rich culture of his homeland.

For ages 7+


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 14/03/2008

Opening Night: 18/03/2008

Closing Night: 06/04/2008

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Cast & Creative


Director - Tony Graham

Producer - Unicorn Theatre

Designer - Hirotsugu Yabuta and Yukiko Tsukamoto

Lighting Designer - Oliver Fenwick

Author - Kenji Mayazawa

About Unicorn Theatre

147 Tooley St, London SE1 2HZ

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