Dokei at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre from 28 Jan
Dutch Courage Productions present Dokei, written and performed by Jung Sun den Hollander, at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre, a fringe venue in Kentish Town, north London, from 28 January to 1 February 2015.
The play is directed by Dan Phillips and features set design by Reiko Tanaka, lighting by Max Wolf and sound by Katie Merritt.
Synopsis: "Through Taki Kusumoto's eyes and words we are transported back to the Nagasaki of 1865 and beyond. Taki, the mistress of Japan's renowned western physician, Dr Phillip Von Siebold, is unable to let go of the past. Their unconventional and passionate relationship ended abruptly when Siebold was banned from Japan for life on charges of being a spy, in what became known as the 'Siebold incident' leaving Taki and their young daughter behind."
Formed in 2014, Dutch Courage Productions aim to "create art that hopes to unite audiences through their emotional responses - laughter, sadness and mutual empathy - and to break down the barriers of class, profession or ethnicity."