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
GOT TO MAKE THEM SING!
Written by Ai Nagai
November 12 at RADA Studios
Written by Toshinobu Kojo
December 12 at RADA Studios
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