‘Tokyo Rose’ musical to run at Southwark Playhouse

The musical is inspired by the life of wartime DJ Iva Toguri.

Photo credit: Tokyo Rose Artwork (Photo courtesy of Southwark Playhouse)

Following an award-winning engagement at the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Tokyo Rose will play at Southwark Playhouse later this year. As part of the Tokyo Rose tour, the historical musical is at Southwark Playhouse from 23 September - 16 October.

Set after World War Two, audiences meet Iva Toguri, a DJ who stands on trial after broadcasting propaganda in the Pacific Ocean. At first, Iva’s presented to be a villain, but was she the evil broadcaster that history remembers her by. Dividing a nation, Toguri received a pardon in 1977 from US President Gerald Ford.

Tokyo Rose is by Maryhee Yoon and Cara Baldwin. The company of Tokyo Rose includes Baldwin, alongside Maya Britto, Kanako Nakano, Lucy Park, Amy Parker and Yuki Sutton. Hannah Benson directs, with scenic design by Luke W Robson, lighting design by Holly Ellis and costume design by Erin Guan.

Southwark Playhouse is currently home to a London revival of Staircase. Read our Staircase review here. 

Tokyo Rose is at Southwark Playhouse from 23 September - 16 October.

Photo credit: Tokyo Rose Artwork (Photo courtesy of Southwark Playhouse)

 

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