photo by Arata Kato promotional desiner Hideyuki Kato

photo by Arata Kato
promotional desiner Hideyuki Kato


Masaaki Akahori’s latest play encapsulating a convoluted human drama is coming to Theatre Tram! Akahori has assembled an unbeatable and gorgeous cast to bring his new vision to Life!!

Masaaki Akahori has written and directed all of the plays performed by THE SHAMPOO HAT theatre troupe. He describes relationships between people who are no good and yet remain loveable in close and realistic terms, while generating in the audience strong sympathy and emotional uplift by employing a unique mix of humor. His style has won him many enthusiastic supporters and his remarkable activities continue to attract growing attention. For example, in 2012 he was presented with the Kaneto Shindo Award for Sono Yoru no Samurai, which marked his debut as a movie director, and in 2013 he was awarded the 57th Kishida Prize for Drama for his play Icchome Zomeki.

In 2016 Setagaya Public Theatre will be staging a production of a new Akahori play in Theatre Tram, complete with a powerful cast of actors, all of who are eager to perform in Akahori’s plays. Don’t miss it!

Cast & Creative

Written & directed by 
Masaaki Akahori

Ken Mitsuishi    Kumiko Aso    Nao Omori   
Akari Kinoshita    Masaaki Akahori    Tetsushi Tanaka



■Explanatory Meeting for Visually Handicapped Person (in Japanese / Reservation is required)

Audience Support

Childcare Service

A childcare service is normally available for performances staged at Setagaya Public Theatre and Theatre Tram for which advance tickets are sold.

Charge: ¥2,200 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

Wheelchair Spaces

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.