GLOBAL BABY FACTORY

GLOBAL BABY FACTORY

GLOBAL BABY FACTORY

Written by Atsuto Suzuki
Translated by Sayaka Rui
Directed by Kumiko Mendl

Date: Thursday, 1 September 2016, from 7:00pm
Venue: The Studio Theatre, RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art), 16 Chenies St, London WC1E 7EX

Synopsis: Sunako is fast approaching 40 and pressure is mounting for her to find a husband. A marriage is arranged with Junichi and it’s not long before a baby is on the way but tragedy strikes and Sunako is forced to undergo a hysterectomy. Devastated, she seeks surrogacy in India, where the ‘rent a womb’ business is thriving. But, what does that mean for the renter and the rented? Atsuto Suzuki’s surreal satire takes a look at what happens when two very different worlds collide in the search for life and survival.

The reading will be followed by a Q&A with playwright Atsuto Suzuki.

“Some fabulous theatre writing from Japan”
★★★★★ London Theatre 1 for Suzuki’s ‘The Bite’ seen at Yellow Earth’s Typhoon Festival at Rich Mix

Tickets for this event are priced at £6 (concessions £5). To purchase tickets please click here.

Upcoming events as part of the Staged Readings 2016 series:

October 12 at RADA Studios
PART TWO:
GOT TO MAKE THEM SING!
Written by Ai Nagai

November 12 at RADA Studios
PART THREE:
PIGHEAD
Written by Toshinobu Kojo

December 12 at RADA Studios
PART FOUR:
THE SUN
Written by Tomohiro Maekawa

This series is organised by the Japan Foundation, StoneCrabs Theatre Company and Yellow Earth Theatre. The project was instigated by StoneCrabs Theatre Company and Yellow Earth Theatre.

Main image: PIGHEAD Inspired by William Golding’s “The Lord of the Flies” by Toshinobu Kojo

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