Setagaya Children's Project 2023 "Stage Edition"

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"MERCEDES ICE"

"MERCEDES ICE"
Photo: Yuki Niishi
"MERCEDES ICE"
"MERCEDES ICE"
Photo: Yuki Niishi

Artistic director Akira Shirai, who has directed numerous works by Philip Ridley, will present Ridley's children's books as a theatrical production that both adults and children can enjoy!
Set in a town where a tower is being built, we will tell the story of a slightly strange and somewhat strange family spanning three generations.


●Limited to 18 and under Free admission●
* Limited to 150 people each time, first-come-first-served basis (reservation required), ticketing fee required, certificate required on the day

Performance schedule 2023/08/11 (Fri/Holiday) ~ 2023/08/20 (Sun)
Venue Setagaya Public Theatre
Performance time About 1 hour 30 minutes (no break)
Lobby opens: 45 minutes before the start
Seats open: 30 minutes before the start of the performance
Prices General: 8,000 yen
Release date General: 2023/06/04 (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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first day comment

the stage photo Click here for more information.

Akira Shirai (director)

I am really happy that we were able to bring together the power of the cast and staff to create a stage adaptation of Philip Ridley's "Mercedes Ice".After all, this world view is a unique one that only Ridley can make.
The time I spent creating through trial and error with all the young actors was like a jewel for me.It was also very exciting to see how the children would react.Interesting, boring, fun, or scary?
When I left the theater, seeing the grinning faces of the children made me feel very happy.
I sincerely hope that the experience at this theater will be burned into the minds of children and lead to wonderful memories.

 

Kaota Hosoda (Voice of Mercedes Ice)

The first day of the stage "Mercedes Ice" has ended successfully.Thank you very much to everyone who came to visit us.
After the performance, I was thankfully applauded, but it was the first time for me to receive applause from the top of the board.It gradually gave me a warm feeling, but I didn't feel as much "sense of accomplishment" as I had expected.But I think that's because this stage, this work, is about to begin.
I hope that the "Mercedes Ice" team and everyone who comes will make it even better.
Thank you for your continued support.I want to be showered with applause for the sense of accomplishment.

 

Erika Toyohara (role of Hickory)

The curtain of "Mercedes Ice" opened.From children to adults, I feel that this work is full of messages that can be felt by people of all ages! !
We will deliver the world of Mercedes Ice, using your mind and body to the fullest.
Heart-pounding, exciting, sad, courageous... Please experience it at the theater!

 

Ayaka Higashino (as Rosie Glow)

First of all, I am very happy that everyone in the group was able to welcome the first day safely.
"It's like reading a picture book to a child," said Mr. Shirai in the rehearsal hall. .
I would be happy if everyone, from "small" customers to "large" customers, could return to their childhood and enjoy sharing the space of the theater.
We look forward to seeing you.

 

Satoshi Matsuo (role of Skip)

This is a stage created by adults for children, so if children can watch the story as one of the characters, the extras after the performance may be even more interesting.
I think that adults will be able to enjoy the work even more if they can see it while comparing it with their own children and their sense of values ​​for children.
Please come and stimulate your five senses at the theater.

Overview

Philip Ridley's children's novel directed by Akira Shirai!
Recreation as a work for children living "now" with young actors

At the Setagaya Public Theater in March 2023,Akira ShiraiWe will perform "MERCEDES ICE" by the production.

This work is a work created by Shirai in 2012 based on the children's novel of the same name by British playwright Philip Ridley.Shirai has worked on many Ridley works so far, and has performed five works at the Setagaya Public Theater. As he says, "From the moment I encounter his work, the world written in it emerges as a picture in my head." You can call me a writer.

The story depicts three generations of people living in a huge tower (Shadow Point) in the center of the city, living with love, hate, joy and sorrow.Appearing are all familiar things, such as fishmongers, cake shops, and construction of skyscraper apartments, but what is spreading there is a strange and fantastic world that has never been seen for some reason.But before you know it, it's filled with a mysterious charm that reveals the essence of our lives and society.

This work, which Shirai himself had a feeling of "I would definitely like to do again", will be recreated as a work for children living in the "now" with young actors who are remarkably growing.

 

A new "MERCEDES ICE" launched with attractive seasonal actors

Playing the main character Mercedes Ice is an up-and-comingKanata Hosoda.She has been eager to appear in Shirai's production for a long time, and this time she was fully selected for the role of Mercedes Ice.
A talented actor who is active mainly on the stage plays the role of Hickory, a pure girl who is a childhood friend of Mercedes.Toyohara Erika.
The role of Rosie, the mother of Mercedes, has attracted attention with her delicate and reliable acting skills in numerous works.Ayaka Higashino.
In addition, although he is young, he is active not only on stage but also in many video works.Yasunobu Shinohara,Shin Namura,Minami Ohba, Yu Saito, Mai ImaizumiThe actors of the acting group have been aligned.
And Shirai puts tremendous trust in the role of the shadow tower worker (the narrator of the whole work) that supports the whole story.Satoshi Matsuois played by

Along with the charming seasonal actors, we will launch a new “MERCEDES ICE” that can be enjoyed by both children and adults.


Free admission for guests under the age of 18
This summer, have an exceptionally memorable theater experience at the theater

This performance, "Setagaya Children's Project 2023" "Stage Edition", is limited to 150 people each time (1500 people in total), and customers under the age of 18 are invited free of charge (reservation required and ticketing fee).
With the idea of ​​``making the theater a more open place'' and the wish of ``I want children to fully feel the theater space'', I will introduce children to the strange and mysterious world of Philip Ridley. Artistic director Akira Shirai will deliver a memorable theatrical experience for children and adults alike this summer vacation.

OUR STORY

——Three generations of family living in “Shadow Point”——

Mercedes Ice is the "Prince of the Shadow Tower" who knows everything about the Shadow Tower.
One day, the world will be a world without black and white colors.
Toy robots, dollhouses, sweets and chocolates... The last thing I wanted was "color".

Part 1| Rosie, a girl born between mother Doll and father Harold, and Timothy, a boy born between mother Sandra and father Joseph, meet and grow up.Rosie and Timothy loved the Tower of Shadows.

Part 2| Rosie and Timothy are married and living in their favorite Tower of Shadows.
The two of them live while quarreling, getting fat, and their hair thinning.A boy is born to Rosie and Timothy.His name is "Mercedes Ice".

Part 3| As time passed, the Tower of Shadows grew dirty and decayed.
Mrs. Ice doted on Mercedes Ice and began to give him everything he asked for.
Mercedes and Hickory, who lives next door, grow up together and play together in the old tower, but Hickory is swayed by Mercedes' selfishness, who thinks of himself as the "Prince of the Shadow Tower". increase.
One day, Hilda and Mrs. Ice fall out after scolding the spoiled Mercedes.The conflict between these two families will eventually lead to a huge explosion in the tower...

Cast staff

[Original] Philip Ridley
[Translation] Chizuko Komiyama
[Director] Akira Shirai 
[Cast]
Kaota Hosoda Erika Toyohara Ayaka Higashino 
Yu Shinohara, Tatsu Namura, Minami Oba, Yu Saito, Mai Imaizumi
Satoshi Matsuo

[Art] Masako Ito
[Lighting] Shigeo Saito
[Sound] Masahiro Inoue
[Costume] Ayuko Takagi
[Hair and Makeup] Tomio Kawabata
[Production Assistant] Noriko Kawai
[Stage Director] Masato Kawaguchi Kanako Hashimoto

[Setagaya Public Theater Artistic Director] Akira Shirai

[Advertising Art] Takahashi Design Room 
[Promotion photo] Yuki Futashishi
[Advertising stylist] Ayuko Takagi
[Advertising hair and makeup] Tomio Kawabata

[Premiere: 2012, Matsumoto Performing Arts Center]

Schedule

November 2023, 08 (Friday/Holiday) - March 11, 2023 (Sunday)

8/11
(Friday / holiday)
8/12
(Sat)
8/13
(Sun)
8/14
(Mon)
8/15
(Tue)
8/16
(Wed)
8/17
(Thu)
14:00Canceled
18:00△◎
8/18
(Fri)
8/19
(Sat)
8/20
(Sun)
14:00
18:00
Curtain
Time
14:0018:00
8/11
(Friday / holiday)
8/12
(Sat)
8/13
(Sun)
8/14
(Mon)
Canceled
8/15
(Tue)
8/16
(Wed)
8/17
(Thu)
△◎
8/18
(Fri)
8/19
(Sat)
8/20
(Sun)

△=Cameras will be in the audience seats for recording
◎=There will be a post-performance talk
<Scheduled speakers>
8/15 (Tue) 18:00
Kaota Hosoda, Ayaka Higashino, Akira Shirai (Directed by Setagaya Public Theater Artistic Director)
8/17 (Thursday) 18:00
Erika Toyohara, Satoshi Matsuo, Akira Shirai (Directed by Setagaya Public Theater Artistic Director)
* Those who have tickets for the event can participate

ticket

All seats specified
General
Prices
8,000円
Release date
2023/06/04 (Sun) 10:00~
18 and under
Prices
0円
*Limited to 150 tickets per session, on a first-come, first-served basis (reservation required) *Certificate must be presented on the day *Only the ticketing fee will be charged. Please apply after )
Release date
2023/06/04 10: 00 ~
Children's project special set ticket (limited number, redemption required)
Prices
Set ticket ① (1 adult + 1 high school student or younger) 20,000 yen
Set ticket ② (1 general + 2 high school students and younger) 24,000 yen
*This is a set ticket that allows you to see the 2023 performances of the Setagaya Children's Project 4 "Stage Edition".
Release date
General release: 2023/05/04 (Thursday/holiday) 10:00-
Tomonokai precedent: 2023/05/03 (Wednesday / holiday) 10: 00 ~
Membership priority, discounts, etc.
Tomonokai member
Prices
7,500円
*Handling only in advance
Release date
▼Primary advance (Web lottery)
Entry period: 2023/05/26 (Fri) 10:00 to 05/30 (Tue) 23:59
Tomo no Kai primary advance is for those who have completed the Tomo no Kai membership application and membership fee payment by 2023:05 on May 22, 23 (Monday).
▼Secondary advance (first-come-first-served basis)
2023/06/03 (Sat) 10: 00-
Tomo no Kai 2023nd advance is for those who have completed the Tomo no Kai membership application and membership fee payment by 05:29 on May 23, 59 (Monday).
* You can also reserve a ticket for 18 yen under 0 years old from the first advance
Setagaya Public Theater Online Ticket Members
Prices
General 8,000 yen
Release date
2023/06/03 (Sat) 10: 00-
*You can also reserve a ticket for 18 yen under 0 years old.
U24 member
Prices
4,000円
*Handling only in advance
Release date
2023/06/03 (Sat) 10: 00-
Setagaya Arts Card Members
Prices
7,800円
*Handling only in advance
Release date
2023/06/03 (Sat) 10:00-
*You can also reserve a ticket for 18 yen under 0 years old.
Same-day ticket information

"MERCEDES ICE" sells same-day tickets in the following ways.

1.Telephone reservation
Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Setagaya Public Theater Ticket Center (telephone 10-00-2) from 03:5432 on the day of the performance until 1515 hours before the start of the performance.

2.Theater window
Tickets will be sold at the ticket counter at the entrance of the Setagaya Public Theater from 60 minutes before the start of the performance.
Priority will be given to those who make reservations by phone.

Price:
General 8,000 yen
Under 18 years old 0 yen

*There are no member discounts for same-day tickets.
*Children under the age of 18 must present a certificate on the day.
*We accept up to 4 tickets per person, but we may not be able to prepare consecutive seats.

*Advance tickets can be reserved up to the day before as long as there are seats remaining.
Setagaya Public Theater Ticket Center: Call 19-00-03 until 5432:1515 the day before the performance
Setagaya Public Theater Online Ticket: Available until 23:30 the day before the performance

Ticket agency information

Setagaya Public Theatre Online Ticket
Setagaya Public Theatre Ticket Centre
03-5432-1515 (10: 00 ~ 19: 00) https://setagaya-pt.jp/membership/booth/
Ticket Pia
P code: 519-127 https://t.pia.jp/
eplus
Lawson Ticket
L code: 35037 https://l-tike.com/
Confetti

Other notes

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

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 member Click here for more information. for more information.

About purchasing at the Setagaya Public Theater Ticket Center

* Tickets will be sold at the Setagaya Public Theater Ticket Center only by phone and online, and will not be sold or issued at the counter.
* The payment method is "Seven-Eleven" or "online credit card payment", and the pick-up method is "Seven-Eleven ticket issue only".
*We will also ask for your contact information (phone number) when purchasing tickets by phone.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円(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

For theater support and barrier-free services at our theater Click here for more information.

Related workshop: "Summer Theater / Rinkan School" - Experience the world of "MERCEDES ICE"! -hold

As a related project for the "MERCEDES ICE" performance, we will hold a "Summer Theater / Rinkan School" workshop.

A workshop where you can experience the world of "MERCEDES ICE" together with the Setagaya Public Theater Artistic Director and director Akira Shirai.Set at the Setagaya Public Theatre, let's create a scene together using actual stage art!

 

[Date] 2023/8/13 (Sun) 16:30〜18:30
[Venue] Setagaya Public Theater
[Target] 4th to 6th grade elementary school students
[Capacity] About 20 people
[Participation fee] Free (only those who have a ticket for this performance can participate)

 

▼Details and application  Click here for more information.

About "Children's Project Special Set Ticket (Limited Number, Redemption Required)"

"Children's project special set ticket (limited number, redemption required)" has sold out.

For Setagaya Children's Project 2023 "Stage Edition", tickets are available for each performance.For details, please check the individual performance pages.

 

Setagaya Children's Project 2023 "Stage Edition"
"Setagaya Natsu Ichi Rakugo"
Amuse x Setagaya Public Theatre Musical "Colorful"
Larumbe Danza "Air ~ Mysterious Sky Journey ~"
"MERCEDES ICE"


This is a great value set ticket that includes tickets for general public and high school students and younger to enjoy the 2023 performances of "Setagaya Children's Project 4 "Stage Edition".

[Ticket price]

Set ticket ① (1 general ticket + 1 ticket for high school students and younger) 20,000 yen
Set ticket ② (1 general + 2 high school students and younger) 24,000 yen
* Only advance sales are available at the theater online ticket
*High school students and younger must present a certificate on the day

[Target performance]

"Setagaya Natsu Ichi Rakugo"
Amuse x Setagaya Public Theatre Musical "Colorful"
Larumbe Danza "Air ~ Mysterious Sky Journey ~"
"MERCEDES ICE"

[Release date]

General release date: 5/4 (Thursday / holiday) 10: 00 ~ (first-come-first-served basis)
Theater Tomo no Kai Release date: 5/3 (Wednesday/holiday) 10:00- (first-come-first-served basis)

[How to purchase]

  1. Please select the children's project special set ticket purchase screen on the theater online ticket.The purchase page is different for set ticket ① and set ticket ②Please be careful.
  2. Please select a theater date for each of the four performances.
    * You cannot choose your seat.
  3. A reservation number will be issued after the reservation is completed.Four exchange tickets will be issued, so please keep them in a safe place.
  4. "Setagaya summer strawberry" openingFrom 60 minutes before the performance, please exchange the exchange tickets for all four performances for reserved seat tickets at the reception desk at the entrance of the theater.
    *Please be sure to bring all exchange tickets for all 4 performances when watching "Setagaya Summer Strawberry".

theater online ticket

Social Media

"Mercedes Ice" Official Twitter
@mercedes_ice

Setagaya Public Theater Official Twitter
@Setagaya Theater

Media information

▼ First day comments etc.
8 / 15 (Tue)Rochike Theater Declaration!
8 / 14 (Mon)SPICE
8 / 13 (Sun)Okepi
8 / 13 (Sun)Pia
8 / 13 (Sun)Theater entertainment NEWS
8 / 12 (Sat)Stage Natalie
8 / 12 (Sat)Entertainment terminal
8 / 12 (Sat)THEATER GIRL
8 / 12 (Sat)Astage

▼Interview etc.
8 / 17 (Thu)THEATER GIRL Kaota Hosoda Interview Part XNUMX
8/16 (Wed)THEATER GIRL Kaota Hosoda Interview Part XNUMX
8/12 (Sat.) Plus Act September issue Kaota Hosoda interview
8/11 (Fri.) Interview with Kaota Hosoda in the Yomiuri Junior High School Newspaper
8/2 (Wed) anan №2359 Interview with Kaota Hosoda
8/2 (Wed.) Mainichi Shimbun evening edition, Kaota Hosoda interview
7/27 (Thu.) STAGE navi vol.82 Interview with Kaota Hosoda
7/27 (Thu.) awesome! vol.60 Interview with Kaota Hosoda
7/27 (Thu.) act guide 2023 Season16 Interview with Kaota Hosoda
7 / 27 (Thu)ELLE girl WEB Interview with Kaota Hosoda
7 / 21 (Fri)CLASSY.Online Kaota Hosoda Interview XNUMXnd
7 / 20 (Thu)CLASSY.Online Kaota Hosoda Interview XNUMXst
7 / 18 (Tue)anan web Interview with Kaota Hosoda and Erika Toyohara
7/1 (Sat.) Stage Pia July & August 2023 issue Interview with Kaota Hosoda and Erika Toyohara
6/30 (Fri.) NorieM #53 Kaota Hosoda interview
6/27 (Tue.) STAGE SQUAREvol.63 Interview with Kaota Hosoda
6/21 (Wed.) FLIX August issue Interview with Kaota Hosoda
6 / 10 (Sat)MANTANWEB Erika Toyohara Interview
6 / 4 (Sun)Astage Interview with Kaota Hosoda

▼ TV and radio appearances
8/4 (Fri.) NTV 19:56~ "Boubaku Word 10" Kaota Hosoda Appearance
8/4 (Fri.) TBS 19:00~ "Wolf boy Hamada Kayosai" Kaota Hosoda appearing
7/29 (Sat.) TBS 21: 00 ~ "Discover the wonders of the world!" Appearance by Kaota Hosoda
7/26 (Wed.) NTV 11:55~ "Hirunandesu!" Kaota Hosoda

Prohibition of resale

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 "Mercedes Ice MERCEDES ICE", if it is difficult for the purchaser to visit, we will respond with the official ticket trade resale "Ticketre".
If you would like to purchase a ticket,https://tiketore.com/  Please check from

Click here for ticket inquiries
http://redirect.pia.jp/pc/tiketore.html

Requests to visitors

This facility is a complex facility, and for safety reasons, waiting to enter or leave the dressing room at the entrance of the dressing room or around the facility is strictly prohibited.
In addition, we cannot accept fresh flowers, food, perishables, letters, gifts, etc. for the performers at the venue or by mail.note that.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

Organized by

Setagaya Arts Foundation

Planning and production

Setagaya Public Theatre

Sponsorship

Setagaya

Sponsor

TOHO HOLDINGS CO., LTD./TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION/Bloomberg (in alphabetical order)

In cooperation with Unnan City Tourism Association

TOKYU RAILWAYS Co., Ltd.

Grant

Culture and art promotion subsidy
(Child appreciation experience support project for theaters, music halls, etc.)

Contact

Setagaya Public Theatre Ticket Centre

TEL. 03-5432-1515

Business hours: 10:00-19:00 (excluding year-end and New Year holidays)

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