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Takao and Yukari are escaping. Whilst seeking solace in a Japanese garden, an out-of-step woman and an offbeat teenager meet by chance. Social misfits with a shared sense of loneliness, the unlikely pair bond over classical poetry, shoemaking and bad cooking. But the heartfelt companionship that could save them might also ruin them… Based on the stereotype-defying Anime and novel from world-renowned filmmaker, Makoto Shinkai (your name., Suzume), Japanese animation continues to make waves on the UK stage with this global premiere.

A refreshingly candid Tokyo tale reminiscent of the adorable melancholy of Lost in Translation. Delve deeper into Shinkai’s visually emotive story about the lines between platonic and romantic longing and what it is to feel alone in the biggest metropolis in the world. Seven lost souls, drowning in technology yet unable to connect.

From the UK’s Whole Hog Theatre, creators of the world's first stage adaptation of a Hayao Miyazaki film with the kind permission of Studio Ghibli (Princess Mononoke), and Tokyo’s Anime stage production specialists Nelke Planning (Attack on Titan, Naruto, Sailor Moon stage productions) comes a unique, new Anglo-Japanese collaboration. __Parents and Babies Performance__ Thu 24 Aug 13.00

Clifton Terrace,
Finsbury Park,
London N4 3JP
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What is Whole Hog Theatre?

Hog Theatre is a theater company known for its innovative and immersive productions. Founded in 2010, the company aims to create visually stunning and engaging theatrical experiences for audiences.

What kind of productions does Whole Hog Theatre specialize in?

Hog Theatre specializes in large-scale, immersive productions that often incorporate elements of puppetry, physical theater, and multimedia. They are known for adapting popular literary works and transforming them into visually striking and emotionally captivating performances.

What are some notable productions by Whole Hog Theatre?

One of the most notable productions by Whole Hog Theatre is their adaptation of "Princess Mononoke" in 2013. This production brought Hayao Miyazaki's renowned animated film to the stage using puppets, live actors, and multimedia elements. It received critical acclaim for its visual storytelling and faithful representation of the beloved film.

How does Whole Hog Theatre create immersive experiences?

Whole Hog Theatre focuses on creating immersive experiences by combining various artistic elements. They often utilize large-scale puppets, intricate set designs, projections, and soundscapes to transport audiences into the world of the story. The immersive nature of their productions aims to engage all the senses and create a fully encompassing theatrical experience.

Where can one experience Whole Hog Theatre productions?

Whole Hog Theatre productions have been staged in various venues and theaters across the United Kingdom and internationally. It is best to check their official website or follow their social media channels for updates on their upcoming productions and tour dates. Additionally, they may also participate in theater festivals or collaborate with other theater companies for special events.

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