by Philippe Cherbonnier

The thief, the wife and the lover: the theft, the rape and the murder. But who did what, and to whom? Do you believe the living or the dead?

Inspired by Kurosawa’s film and Akutagawa’s original story, Yellow Earth’s production of this classic Japanese “whodunnit” is a dynamic modern version, combining the company’s own brand of martial arts physical theatre with Kazuko Hohki’s unique musical style, celebrating Japan 2001.

October 2001

Creative team

Writer: Philippe Cherbonnier (after Akutagawa)
Directors: Kwong Loke, Kumiko Mendl and David KS Tse
Composer: Clive Bell
Narrator: Kazuko Hohki


Kazuko Hohki
Kwong Loke
Liz Sutherland
David KS Tse
Tom Wu

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