Tokyo Theatre Ensemble
Grandfather's whistling

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"Grandpa's Whistling" is a picture book written by the popular Swedish writer Wolf Starck based on his childhood. It is also a work that is supported by many people from children to adults as a staple of the drama that airs every Christmas in the country. It has already been made into a TV drama in various countries, and the stage was performed in Japan by the Tokyo Theater Ensemble in 1999.
The Tokyo Theater Ensemble has set many works including Kenji Miyazawa and Masa Ozawa as children's theaters. In addition, both the content and the performance are highly regarded as a high-quality, fun and full-fledged children's play without affecting children.
The combination of Tsunetoshi Hiroto (screenwriter and director) and Hayashi Mitsu (music), who created delicate stages such as Kenji Miyazawa's works, will be set in high-level children's literature from overseas. Mr. Hayashi received rave reviews for Hiroto's script, which included his own romanticism without destroying Wolf Starck's original work. I composed a fun improvisational song that was born in play, and I performed it myself as an opera.

This story seems like a scene of everyday life cut out by the boys. However, there is an important thing in the daily life that there is no meaning at all.
By meeting the boys, the old man looks back on his life. My son will do what he couldn't do in his life. If my grandson did what my son couldn't do, he would do better. It inherits from parents to sons, sons to grandchildren.
People who have no name in history and do not look at history. The thoughts of countless nameless people are actually making history, don't they?
This is a heartwarming story of a grandpa and the main character boy Bella, who met in a nursing home. While treating "human death" as one of the themes, it is a work that seems to have been blown by a refreshing wind without being sentimental.
In the summer, why don't you visit the theater with your family and friends to tell a warm but insey story?

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Junhiko Asai Airi Nagano Tomoko Yamazaki Kumiko Haraguchi Takahisa Sengoku Wataru Nagashima


Original? Wolf Starck Translation? Kyoko Hishiki Screenplay? Tsunetoshi Hiro watanabe Directing? Motota Miki Music? Lin Ying Equipment design? Shigeo Okajima Costume? Kanae Kiyono Choreography? Kaoru Harada ? Acoustic? The God of Oba Lighting? Tosseko M over the wall Picture? Hannah Heglund Production? Akiaki Ohta - Akiko Mori - Takako Meo


2020/9/23 (Wed) 〜2020/9/27 (Sun)

Note: Performances
September 23 (Wed) 19:00
September 24 (Thu) 19:00
September 26 (Sat) 15:00 00
Sunday, September 27, 11:00
3-4 people each 14 people

Ticket Fee

14名限定!一般3,500円(全席指定・税込) → 【指定席引換券】2,500円さらに200Pゲット!
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Organizations Overview

Founded in 1954 with a focus on director Tsunetoshi Hiro watanabe, who played a part in the new drama activities of postwar Japan, it has been aimed at a group of creations based on "creating an opportunity for human change in the act of theater." In 1977, he built the theater "Brecht's Playhouse" with on the corner of Musashiseki, Nerima Ward, Tokyo. In an avant-garde theater with an open space, a black box, and a variable number of seats, about 50 theater members are constantly seeking actual theater, and are developing activities that are facing the times and the world on a scale of 250 to 300 stages per year. The current representative is Sawako Shiga.
We have a wealth of overseas performances in Moscow, London, Italy, Vietnam, Korea, Romania, etc. He is also active in cooperating with school theater.


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