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『Medicine』

『Medicine』
Photography: Takaya Sakano
『Medicine』

A room inside a facility that looks like a hospital.
John Kane enters in his pajamas.
And soon, the drummer
Two women named Mary,
An old man and a giant lobster come...

Since its premiere in the UK in 2021, it has quickly taken the world theater world by storm.
The long-awaited Japanese premiere of Enda Walsh's latest work!

Performance schedule 2024/05/06 (Mon/Holiday) - 2024/06/09 (Sun)
Venue Theatre tram
Performance time About 1 hour 35 minutes (no break)
Lobby opens: 45 minutes before the start
Seats open: 30 minutes before the start of the performance
Prices generally:
7,500 yen Tram seat 6,500 yen
Release date generally:
2024/03/10 (Sun) ~
Contact Setagaya Public Theatre Ticket Centre
03-5432-1515
Business hours: 10:00-19:00 (excluding year-end and New Year holidays)
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opening comment

the stage photoplease use this form.

Akira Shirai (director)

I have once again realized that theater is something that is created together with the audience. I feel like what I've been rehearsing with the four performers has become clearer now that I've seen it through everyone's eyes. In order to create this mysterious play by Enda Walsh, I worked with Kei Tanaka, Nao, Eriko Toyama, and drummer Kota Arai to think, experiment, and assemble a lot of things. The atmosphere that filled the theater at the end was one in which I felt that the main character John's mental image was able to be conveyed to us as a story. I am filled with gratitude to all the cast and staff who worked so hard.

 

Kei Tanaka

“Medicine” has successfully opened!
I can't wait to see what kind of realizations and changes will occur from here.
Although we may say it ourselves, the teamwork of the four of us is really good, so it would be great if we could all enjoy all 4 performances together! I'm so excited! !
However, I'm only 54/1th done, and I'm feeling pretty exhausted right now.
I also want to manage my physical condition to the fullest.
First of all, thank you to everyone who watched from the first day!
Thank you to those who are waiting for us at a later date!
Please spread the word “That was interesting” (lol)

 

Nao

The curtain rose on ``Medicine'' today. Looking back, the beginning of the rehearsal hall was the entrance to a maze. Shirai-san also worked hard in the rehearsal room and together we searched for an outlet for ``Medicine,'' which is filled with humor and kindness. I'm so happy that the first day was a success, and that I can stand at a new entrance every day and exist in this world with the audience.

 

Eriko Tomiyama

I was able to get through and finish the first day safely.
I now feel a great sense of relief and tremendous joy.
I want to hug not only the customers who helped create the stage for the opening day, everyone involved in this work, but also all the people I have met in my life so far.
I want to stay healthy, sound, and enjoy myself until the end.
thank you very much.

 

Kota Arai (Drs) 

Mr. Shirai's direction instantly melted my limp thoughts into my body and mind. And so began the days of living in this play over and over again, without any boundaries between reality and reality. Isn't this some kind of ritual? There is a part of me that feels vaguely like that. Enda's question seems to be very simple, but it also feels like it is bottomless. I'm happy to be a part of this work with Kei, Nao, Eriko, and everyone else. I would like to feel loved every moment as if I were praying for it.

<Related Projects> Backstage tour/Lecture on the performance

We have decided to hold a backstage tour/lecture on the performance as an opportunity for you to experience and deepen your understanding of the work from multiple perspectives.

 

<“Medicine” related projects> Backstage tour Click here for details and application

<Project related to “Medicine”> Lecture on the performance Click here for details and application

Same-day ticket information

For "Medicine," we conduct online reception for "same-day ticket purchase vouchers" on the day before each performance using the methods described below.

 

■Online Reception Time: From 10:00 AM the day before each performance until two hours before the show begins.(First-come, first-served basis; available only via the theater's online ticket service)
■Ticket Limit: One ticket per person per performance.

*The reservation must be made by the person who will attend the performance. We do not accept proxy reservations for ticket purchase or entry.
*Reception is on a first-come, first-served basis.
*Reception will end once the allotted number of vouchers is reached (the number of vouchers varies per performance).
*The voucher does not guarantee the purchase of a ticket. If you hold a number corresponding to the "waitlist" or if you arrive late to the designated meeting time, you may not be able to purchase a ticket.
*There are no member discounts (Theater Friends Association/Arts Card/U24) for same-day tickets.
*Entry by anyone other than the person who made the reservation will not be allowed.

Ticket price :
General 7,500 yen
High school students and younger 3,750 yen

Tram Seat
General 6,500 yen
High school students and under: 3,250 yen
*Tram seats are not actual seats. It is a semi-standing space where you lean against a bar attached to the back wall of the seating area.

■Online Reception for "Same-Day Ticket Purchase Vouchers"please use this form.(Setagaya Public Theater Online Ticket)*Membership registration required

 

[For Those Who Reserved a "Same-Day Ticket Purchase Voucher"]

①Please issue the voucher in advance at a Seven-Eleven store and bring it with you.
②The person who made the reservation must come to the Theater Tram entrance by the designated meeting time. Entry by anyone other than the reservation holder will not be allowed.
③Seat numbers will be provided when you purchase your ticket. You cannot choose the type or location of your seat. You may be assigned a seat other than a main seat or tram seat.
④Please bring your own photo ID for identity verification. Without a photo ID, you will not be able to purchase a ticket.
⑤Pay the ticket fee in cash and receive your ticket before entering.
*Please note that only cash is accepted.
*We cannot answer inquiries regarding the number of tickets available for same-day purchase.
⑥There will be no direct sales at the theater for customers without a voucher.

*Acceptable Photo IDs (please bring one of the following)
Driver’s License/Passport/Residence Card or Special Permanent Resident Certificate/Photo-equipped Basic Resident Registration Card/My Number Card (Individual Number Card)/Photo-equipped Student ID/Disability Certificate (Physical, Mental, or Rehabilitation)

Overview

It quickly took the theater world by storm after its premiere in the UK in 2021.
The long-awaited Japanese premiere of Enda Walsh's latest work!

His works include writing the stage plays “Ballyturk” and “Arlington,” winning the Tony Award for Best Musical Screenplay for the stage version of the movie “Once,” and writing the screenplay for David Bowie's posthumous musical ``Lazarus.'' , an Irish-born playwright and screenwriter who has been attracting attention in Japan.Enda Walsh.

Enda Walsh's latest work ``Medicine'' will be premiered at the Edinburgh International Festival in August 2021, performed at the Galway International Arts Festival in September, and will be performed in New York in November.It received rave reviews in British newspapers and quickly took the theater world by storm.

In 2024, ``Medicine'' will finally make its debut in Japan.He has previously directed ``Bally Turk'' and ``Arlington'' [Love Story].Akira Shirai.The appearance includesKei Tanaka Nao Eriko Tomiyama We have assembled an attractive cast.The cast consists of only three actors and one drummer.Please look forward to the world of humor and anxiety that unfolds on Theater Tram.

 


 

A room inside a facility that looks like a hospital.

John Kane enters in his pajamas.

And soon, the drummer

Two women named Mary,

An old man and a giant lobster come...

About Enda Walsh

“None of my plays were loved orI have written about people who were not properly looked after. ” ― Enda Walsh

Enda Walsh is a playwright and screenwriter born in 1967 in Dublin, Ireland. Her work ``Disco Pigs'' attracted attention, and now Enda Walsh's works are performed worldwide, including in Ireland and the UK, and have been translated into over 2018 languages.She has also worked in New York in recent years, winning a Tony Award for Best Original Screenplay for her script for the musical version of Once Upon a Street Corner.She also wrote the screenplay for the musical Lazarus, set to music by David Bowie, which made her even more famous. In March 2019, she wrote and directed the stage version of British author Max Porter's debut novel Grief is the Thing with Feathers, which premiered in Dublin, Ireland, produced by Complicite.The following year, in March XNUMX, they performed again at the Barbican Center in the UK, and from April to May of the same year at St. Anne's Warehouse in New York.She is also active as an opera writer and director.

 

About “Medicine”

Enda Walsh's latest work Medicine will be premiered at the Edinburgh International Festival in August 2021, performed at the Galway International Arts Festival in September, and in New York in November. It received rave reviews in British newspapers and quickly took the theater world by storm.
Directed by Enda Walsh.John Cain was played by Irish actor Domhnall Gleeson (Harry Potter, Ex Machina, Star Wars).

Enda Walsh was inspired to write Medicine by reading about how patients in Irish mental hospitals were treated, and by watching his own mother, who had moved to a nursing home and was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. , is said to have had a big impact.
"All of my plays have been about people who weren't loved or looked after properly. This play is about people who are in institutions or homes, who are addicts, who need to be looked after. , and what happens if we abandon them,” Enda Walsh said in an interview at the premiere.

Comments from the director and performers

Akira Shirai (director)

This is my third time encountering Enda Walsh's work.Her plays are always full of mysteries, and she doesn't allow us to understand them in a simple way.A room that looks ordinary at first glance is actually a device that evokes people's memories and illuminates their inner self.The characters are always isolated and isolated from society.But it's not something special, it's a loneliness that we all suffer from.That's why we always resonate with the characters.I can hear the author's voice saying that a person's life is not about how they live, but how they tell their own story.I would like to work hard with the cast to create something so that people can fully experience this slightly twisted world of Enda.

 

Kei Tanaka

In a world that changes with the times, there are some universal things that remain the same.
I think the stage is one place where you can feel and experience this universality first hand.
This is my first time performing on stage with Shirai-san, three actors, and one drummer.
I would like to immerse myself in this work.

Medicine.It's a strange work, and it's difficult.
However, I wish there was some kind of medicine that could help us and stimulate us as we live in these complicated times.I will take on the challenge! !
I would like to create an intense work in a small space, so please look forward to it!

 

Nao

There was a man in the room, two women with the same name, and a drummer.I felt a quiet excitement in reading this difficult book.Then, I remembered the excitement I felt when I saw ``Barry Turk'' at KAAT Kanagawa Arts Theater that day.I feel very happy to be able to immerse myself in the world of Enda Walsh with Akira Shirai and my senior colleagues who I trust with all my heart.On the day of the poster photo shoot, Kei-san seemed to be having a lot of fun, saying with a smile, ``Shirai-san's training is hard,'' so I can't wait to see what kind of hard yet fun lessons will begin.

 

Eriko Tomiyama

It's become a big deal.On the theater tram, I thought I would see him someday, with Akira Shirai, who I thought I would see someday, with Kei Tanaka and Nao, who I thought I would see again someday, and Arai, who was too curious for me as I played a percussion instrument. It's like a dream to be able to create works with Kota-san.The rehearsals will be very intense.I'm shaking with joy and fear right now.Although I am nervous, I am looking forward to seeing what kind of energy, atmosphere, space, and time I will be able to create with the staff, co-stars, and audience under Enda Walsh's interesting play.Thank you for your support.

Cast staff

[Author] Enda Walsh
[Translation] Chizuko Komiyama
[Director] Akira Shirai
[Cast] Kei Tanaka, Nao, Eriko Tomiyama
    Kota Arai (Drs)

[Understudy] Mai Imaizumi

[Art] Shusaku Nimura
[Lighting] Shigeo Saito
[Sound] Masahiro Inoue
[Costume] Ayuko Takagi
[Hair and makeup] Yuko Sato
[Director's assistant]Kie Sudo
[Stage Director] Naoaki Tanaka

[Propaganda art] Kiyoshi Takami
[Publicity photo] Takaya Sakano
[Promotional costume] Ayuko Takagi
[Advertising hair and makeup] YOSHi.T

[Setagaya Public Theater Artistic Director] Akira Shirai

Schedule

May 2024, 05 (Monday/Holiday) - June 06, 2024 (Sunday)

5/6
(Mon/Holiday)
5/7
(Tue)
5/8
(Wed)
5/9
(Thu)
5/10
(Fri)
5/11
(Sat)
5/12
(Sun)
13:00Canceled
14:00
18:00
19:00
5/13
(Mon)
5/14
(Tue)
5/15
(Wed)
5/16
(Thu)
5/17
(Fri)
5/18
(Sat)
5/19
(Sun)
13:00Canceled
14:00
Private performance
18:00
19:00
5/20
(Mon)
5/21
(Tue)
5/22
(Wed)
5/23
(Thu)
5/24
(Fri)
5/25
(Sat)
5/26
(Sun)
13:00Canceled
14:00
18:00
Private performance
19:00
5/27
(Mon)
5/28
(Tue)
5/29
(Wed)
5/30
(Thu)
5/31
(Fri)
6/1
(Sat)
6/2
(Sun)
13:00Canceled
Private performance
14:00
18:00
19:00
6/3
(Mon)
6/4
(Tue)
6/5
(Wed)
6/6
(Thu)
6/7
(Fri)
6/8
(Sat)
6/9
(Sun)
13:00Canceled
14:00
18:00
19:00
Curtain
Time
13:0014:0018:0019:00
5/6
(Mon/Holiday)
5/7
(Tue)
5/8
(Wed)
Canceled
5/9
(Thu)
5/10
(Fri)
5/11
(Sat)
5/12
(Sun)
5/13
(Mon)
Canceled
5/14
(Tue)

Private performance
5/15
(Wed)
5/16
(Thu)
5/17
(Fri)
5/18
(Sat)
5/19
(Sun)
5/20
(Mon)
Canceled
5/21
(Tue)
5/22
(Wed)
5/23
(Thu)
5/24
(Fri)
5/25
(Sat)

Private performance
5/26
(Sun)
5/27
(Mon)
Canceled
5/28
(Tue)
5/29
(Wed)
5/30
(Thu)
5/31
(Fri)
6/1
(Sat)

Private performance
6/2
(Sun)
6/3
(Mon)
Canceled
6/4
(Tue)
6/5
(Wed)
6/6
(Thu)
6/7
(Fri)
6/8
(Sat)
6/9
(Sun)

▼=Private performance

△=Cameras will be in the audience seats for recording

■=There is a stage briefing session for the visually impaired (free of charge, reservation required)
Date: 5/26 (Sun) 13:00
*Detail isplease use this form.

◎=There will be a post-talk after the show (*Those who have a ticket for the show can participate)
  5/17 (Friday) 14:00 Cast: Akira Shirai (Director/Artistic Director, Setagaya Public Theater)

ticket

Prices

All seats specified
General 7,500 yen Tram seat 6,500 yen
High school students and younger 3,750 yen Tram seat 3,250 yen*Certificate required on the day
*Only available at Setagaya Public Theater Ticket Center and online tickets.
Tomonokai member 7,000 yen Tram seat 6,000 yen*Handling only in advance
*High school students and younger can purchase from the second advance.
Setagaya Public Theater Online Ticket Members 7,500 yen Tram seat 6,500 yen*Can also be purchased by high school students and younger.
U24 member 3,750 yen Tram seat 3,250 yen*Handling only in advance
*This service is provided by Toyota Motor Corporation
Setagaya Arts Card Members 7,200 yen Tram seat 6,200 yen*Handling only in advance
*Can also be purchased by high school students and younger.

Release date

General release 2024/03/10 (Sun) 10:00~
Tomonokai member ▼Primary advance (Web lottery)
Entry period: 2024/3/1 (Fri) 10:00 to 3/5 (Tue) 23:59
*For the first round of Tomo no Kai, those who have applied to join the Tomo no Kai and paid their membership fees by 2024:2 on Thursday, February 22, 23 are eligible.
▼Secondary advance (first-come-first-served basis)
2024/3/9 (Sat) 10:00~
*The Tomo no Kai second advance ticket is available to those who have applied to join the Tomo no Kai and paid the membership fee by 2024:3 on 1/23/59 (Friday).
* High school students and younger can purchase from the second advance.
Setagaya Public Theater Online Ticket Members 2024/3/9 (Saturday) 10:00- (first-come-first-served basis)
U24 member 2024/3/9 (Saturday) 10:00- (first-come-first-served basis)
Setagaya Arts Card Members 2024/3/9 (Saturday) 10:00- (first-come-first-served basis)
Same-day ticket information

For details, please use this form. Please confirm

Ticket agency information

Setagaya Public Theatre Online Ticket
Setagaya Public Theatre Ticket Centre 03-5432-1515 (10: 00 ~ 19: 00)
Ticket Pia P code: 523-315
eplus
Lawson Ticket L code: 35267
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Precautions

About tickets and seats

*Preschool children are not allowed to enter.
*We may not be able to guide you to your original seat after the performance.note that.
*As a general rule, tickets will not be changed or refunded unless the performance is cancelled.

*The tram seat is a semi-standing space that leans against the bar attached to the wall at the rear of the passenger seat.
*Tram seats will be on sale from 3:10 on Sunday, December 10th, including various discounts.

About number limit

* Up to 1 tickets per performance per application

About various membership systems

*Registration takes time, so please complete the membership application well in advance.
*How to join each memberplease use this form. for more information.

About purchasing at the Setagaya Public Theater Ticket Center

* Phone only on the first day of sale.After the day after the general release date, if there are any remaining seats, they will be sold at the window.
* When purchasing tickets, we will ask for your contact information (phone number).In that case, please be sure to tell us what you can contact during the day.

Appreciation support

Childcare service

Childcare services are basically available for performances where advance tickets are sold.
Due to the limited number of seats available, reservations are required.

Prices 2,200 Yen(per person)
Target Over 6 months old and under 9 years old
application Setagaya Public Theatre 
TEL 03-5432-1526
Consignment Kids Room Tinker Bell Sancha

Reservations will be accepted until noon three days before the desired date of use, but will be closed as soon as the capacity is reached.
Please make your reservation as soon as possible.
In addition, please consult about children with disabilities.

Wheelchair space

There is a wheelchair space where you can watch the theater while in a wheelchair.
Due to the limited number of seats available, reservations are required.

Prices 10% discount on the applicable area ticket fee [Up to 1 attendant is free]
application theater ticket center 
TEL 03-5432-1515

It will be closed as soon as it becomes capacity.Please make your reservation as soon as possible.

Theater with an assistance dog

You can watch the play with an assistance dog.
Seats vary in size, so please contact the theater for details.

Inquiry Setagaya Public Theatre 
TEL 03-5432-1526

writing instrument

Communication devices are available in the theater lobby and theater ticket center.

Voice support for those who are hard of hearing

For those who have difficulty hearing the voice, we will lend out earphones in the theater lobby on the day of the performance.
Please apply at least 3 days before the desired date of use.

application Setagaya Public Theatre 
TEL 03-5432-1526 
FAX 03-5432-1559
Click here for contact form

Stage information session for the visually impaired (free, reservation required)

Implementation time: 5/26 (Sunday) 13:00

Before the opening, we will explain scenes that are difficult to understand without relying on sight, such as the position and shape of the stage equipment, the appearance position of the actors, and the costumes.

Seat reservations are available for visually impaired attendees of the stage briefing.Reception is from 3:10 on 10/00 (Sunday),Inquiry formOr it will start at the Setagaya Public Theater (phone 03-5432-1526).

7,500 yen (free for up to 1 caregiver)

  • When making a reservation, please write your name, email address, address, phone, fax, number of people (with or without a helper), whether you are bringing an assistance dog, and if you would like to attend a stage briefing session for "Medicine" or by phone. . After receiving your request, we will contact you by email or phone within a few days to confirm. If you do not hear from us, please contact the theater.
  • Applications are limited to 1 tickets per performance (including caregivers).
  • The start time of the stage briefing will be announced as soon as it is decided.

Script tablet rental for the hearing-impaired (capacity available, reservation required)

For those with hearing impairments, we will lend you a tablet to read the script during the performance.
If you are interested, please apply in advance.

For reservations,Inquiry formPlease fill in your name, email address, address, telephone or fax, desired date and time of use, number of tablets, and desired script tablet and send it to us.

After receiving your application, we will send you a confirmation email within a few days. If you do not receive it, please contact the theater.
*Please purchase performance tickets in advance and apply.
*We accept applications up to 3 days before the desired date of use, but we will close the application once it reaches capacity. Please apply early.
※Service is free of charge.
*You can also rent the script (bound version) in advance. Like a tablet,Inquiry formPlease apply from here. (This cannot be read during the performance)

For theater support and barrier-free services at our theaterplease use this form.

Social Media

"Medicine" official instagram
@medicine_sept 

"Medicine" Official X (old Twitter)
@medicine_sept

Setagaya Public Theater Official X (formerly Twitter)
@Setagaya Theater

Tour information

★ Hyogo performance
Venue: Hyogo Performing Arts Center Hankyu Middle Hall
日時: 2024/6/14(金)18:00 6/15(土)12:00、17:00 6/16(日)12:00
Ticket handling/inquiries: Arts Center Ticket Office 0798-68-0255 (10:00-17:00, closed on Mondays/next day if Monday is a holiday)
Organizer: Hyogo Prefecture, Hyogo Performing Arts Center

★ Aichi Performance
Venue: Tokai City Arts Theater Large Hall
日程:2024/6/22(土)12:00、17:00 6/23(日)11:00、16:00
Ticket handling: Me-ticket (Me-Teleticket Site
Inquiries: Mail Tele Business 052-331-9966 (Weekdays 10:00-18:00)
Sponsored by: Me-Tele, Me-Tele Business

★Shizuoka performance
Venue: Shizuoka Prefecture Convention Arts Center Granship Middle Hall Daichi
Date: 2024/6/29 (Sat) 18:00 6/30 (Sun) 13:00
Ticket handling/inquiries:Granship homepage・Granship Ticket Center 054-289-9000 (10:00-18:30/excluding closed days)
Sponsored by: Shizuoka Prefecture Cultural Foundation, Shizuoka Prefecture

Media information

▼ Interview etc.
5 / 2 (Thu)CLASSY.ONLINE Kei Tanaka interview (2nd time)
5/1 (Wed)CLASSY.ONLINE Kei Tanaka interview (1st)
4/28 (Sun) Shinbun Akahata Sunday edition Nao interview
4/27 (Sat) STAGEnavi vol.91 Kei Tanaka interview
4/23 (Tue) Mainichi Shimbun evening edition Interview with Eriko Toyama
4/19 (Fri) FLIX June issue Kei Tanaka interview
4/19 (Fri) CUT May issue Kei Tanaka interview
4/16 (Tue) Yomiuri Shimbun Evening Edition Interview with Kei Tanaka
4/9 (Tue) TV Guide PERSON Kei Tanaka Interview
3 / 1 (Mon)Pia Interview with Kei Tanaka
3/1 (Monday) Stage Pia Kei Tanaka Interview
3/1 (Monday) SKY PerfecTV! TV Guide BS+CS March issue Kei Tanaka interview
2/24 (Sun) SKY PerfecTV! TV Guide Premium March issue Kei Tanaka interview

Regarding prohibition of official ticket resale/resale activities

Resale of tickets for profit is strictly prohibited under any circumstances.
If resold tickets are confirmed, we will refuse admission, and if it is found after admission, we will ask you to leave.
You may be asked to confirm your identity when entering the Setagaya Public Theater/Theater Tram.
We appreciate your understanding and cooperation so that everyone can purchase tickets fairly.

 

About the official ticket resale “Tiketore”
At "Medicine Medicine," if the purchaser is unable to attend the event and would like to give away the performance ticket, or if they wish to obtain performance tickets, they can use the official ticket trade resale service "Ticketre."
If you would like to list or purchase tickets, please contacthttps://tiketore.com/events/artist/47901  Please check from

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