Writer : Sayaka Murata
Director : Jack McNamara
"This society hasn't changed one bit. People who don't fit into the village are expelled"
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Meet Keiko Furukura whose world is centred in the Hiiromachi Station Smile Mart. Single, 36 and working her daily routine, Keiko might even be happy. Only society has other plans for her...
Following our award-winning production of The Fishermen, we bring the global bestseller, Sayaka Muratsa's quirky and profound novel to the stage for the first time.
This new off-beat Japanese comedy will transport you into a uniquely modern world in a deadpan, moving tale that takes a side-ways view of life and how it's possible to find happiness in the unlikeliest of places.
Praise for the novel:
"Irresistibly quirky" The Guardian
"As intoxicating as a sake mojito" Vogue
Target audience age: 14yrs+
Running time: approx 70 mins