The Great Wave

Artistic Director of the Tricycle Theatre Indhu Rubasingham returns to the National Theatre to direct The Great Wave – in a co-production with the Tricycle, an epic play by Francis Turnly. Developed, while on a Channel 4 playwriting bursary at the Tricycle, the play is set in Japan and North Korea and tells the story of two sisters, Hanako and Reiko, who are struck by a gigantic wave. Reiko survives while Hanako is, seemingly, lost to the sea. Their mother, however, can’t shake the feeling her daughter is still alive. Designed by Tom Piper, video projection by Luke Halls, lighting design by Oliver Fenwick, movement direction by Polly Bennett, music by David Shrubsole, and sound design by Alex Caplen. Opening at the NT in March 2018, cast to be announced.

Francis Turnly
Indhu Rubasingham
Songs by:
David Shrubsole
Oliver Fenwick
Alex Caplen
Tom Piper
Polly Bennett
Cast list:
Kae Alexander, Rosalind Chao, Tuyen Do, Vincent Lai, Kwong Loke, Frances Mayli McCann, Kirsty Rider, Leo Wan and David Yip
Other info:
Video by Luke Halls, fight direction by Kev McCurdy
The Great Wave Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
Saturday, 10 March, 2018
Opening date: 
Monday, 19 March, 2018
Available from: 
Saturday, 10 March, 2018
Saturday, 14 April, 2018
Booking to: 
Saturday, 14 April, 2018

Dorfman - National Theatre

National Theatre, Upper Ground, Ground South Bank, London, SE1 9PX
Nearest tube:
Waterloo, Southwark, Embankment

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