Adapted and directed by Mansai Nomura, this production of Macbeth has already been enthusiastically welcomed around the world by audiences in New York, Seoul, Sibiu and Paris. Now, at long last, Nomura’s Macbeth is setting off on a Japan tour with Sawa Suzuki in the role of Lady Macbeth.
Macbeth is one of Shakespeare’s four greatest tragedies. In this version, adapted and directed by Setagaya Public Theatre’s Artistic Director Mansai Nomura, the story has been simplified and made easier to grasp by reducing the number of characters to five and diligently and carefully revealing their various anxieties and conflicts. Since its premier in 2010, Nomura’s adaptation of Macbeth has evolved and intensified in the course of successive performances in Japan and overseas. As a new version of a Shakespeare classic that draws on the quintessentially “Japanese” beauty of the minimalist direction techniques employed in Noh and Kyogen, Macbeth was staged in New York and Seoul in 2013 and at the Sibiu International Theatre Festival in Romania and in Paris in 2014, enjoying rave reviews from all these audiences.
In 2016, the quadricentennial of Shakespeare’s death, a revived staging of Nomura’s Macbeth is setting off on a long-awaited tour of Japan with performances scheduled in Hokkaido, Tokai, Kinki and Kyushu.
This time, in a prestigious production of Nomura’s Macbeth, Sawa Suzuki is joining the cast as Lady Macbeth. Moreover, the well-known shakuhachi player Dozan Fujiwara, an active member of the musical unit KOBUDO, is supporting the production in the role of music supervisor. In addition, on this tour, all the performances will be accompanied by English surtitles.
Please look forward with anticipation to this newly revived version of Macbeth.
Cast & Creative
Mansai Nomura Sawa Suzuki Keita Kobayashi Keitoku Takata Keiji Fukushi
All stages performed in Jananese with English surtitles
■Explanatory meeting for visually impaired people（in Japanese / advance reservation required）
▼2nd・3rd floors reserved by students group
A childcare service is normally available for performances staged at Setagaya Public Theatre and Theatre Tram for which advance tickets are sold.
|Charge:||¥2,000 per child|
|Eligibility:||Children aged over 6 months and up to 9 years of age|
|Applications:||Tel. 03-5432-1526 Setagaya Public Theatre
You may reserve childcare services up to noon of the day 3 days before the desired reservation time, but when the number of children registered reaches capacity, applications will closed. So please make your reservation well in advance. Also, please consult with the theatre regarding children with special needs.
|Subcontractor:||Kids’ Room Tinker bell Sancha|
Both Setagaya Public Theatre and Theatre Tram are equipped with wheelchair spaces to allow visitors to watch performances from their wheelchairs. However, as capacity is limited, use of wheelchair spaces is by reservation only.
|Charge:||10% discount on the corresponding area ticket charge (plus up to one attendant free of charge)|
|Applications:||Tel. 03-5432-1515 Theatre Ticket Centre|
Wheelchair spaces may be reserved up to 19:00 on the day before the desired date, but when the number of reservations reaches capacity, applications will be closed. So please make your reservation well in advance. Also, for wheelchair users who prefer to watch the performance from a regular seat, the theatre will smoothly guide them too and from their seat. Please contact the theatre in advance to take advantage of this service.