Written by Toshinobu Kojo
Translated by Sayuri Suzuki
Directed by Kwong Loke
Date: Saturday 12 November 7pm Venue: Studio Theatre, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art – 16 Chenies St, London WC1E 7EX
Tickets £6 (concessions £5). Buy your tickets here
Synopsis: When a group of Tokyo office workers are faced with the re-structuring of their company, what begins as a civilised and normal set of negotiations quickly descends into a savage struggle for survival…
In this dark comic world verging on the absurd, office and gender politics collide with firings, organisational reshuffles and cancelled strategies as playwright Toshinobu Kojo draws us into a menacingly unethical and sinister world of broken rules and anarchy. Inspired by William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, Kojo’s thrilling descent into horror tackles issues confronted by many living in modern Japanese society today
The reading will be followed by a Q&A with writer Toshinobu Kojo.
This is the third in a series of four readings presented by the Japan Foundation, StoneCrabs Theatre Company and Yellow Earth, supported by Arts Council England. Find out more here.