World Premiere of Usagi Yojimbo at Southwark Playhouse
To mark the 30th anniversary of Stan Sakai's comic book series, Southwark Playhouse presents the world premiere of Usagi Yojimbo, adapted for the stage by Stewart Melton and directed by Amy Draper, beginning previews at Southwark Playhouse, near Elephant & Castle in south London, on 28 Nov 2014, officially opening on 03 Dec and continuing its limited engagement through to 04 Jan 2015.
Synopsis: '17th Century Japan. A world of bandit racoons, feline ninjas and warring animal clans. A young rabbit leaves home, family and friends behind him in pursuit of one ambition: to become a great samurai warrior. Trained by a maverick old lion sensei - a teacher of the warrior's code known as Bushido - Usagi learns that the way of the samurai is one of peace and perfection - not just masterful swordsmanship. But as war engulfs the land, he must make a choice that will test his loyalty, honour and dearest friendship.'
This world premiere stage adaptation of Usagi Yojimbo features 'stunning' set designs, video projections and original live music, and is suitable for everyone aged 8+.