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A Night At The Kabuki

Inspired by A Night At The Opera
Written & Directed by Hideki Noda
Music by Queen

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A Night At The Kabuki
Inspired by A Night At The Opera
Written & Directed by Hideki Noda
Music by Queen

Starrring Takako Matsu, Takaya Kamikawa, Suzu Hirose, Jun Shison, Satoshi Hashimoto, Kazushige Komatsu, Kayo Ise, Aki Hano, Hideki Noda, Naoto Takenaka

In late 12th century Japan, just as the age of the Samurai dawns, the rivalry between the Minamoto and Taira clans intensifies.

And Romeo and Juliet fall fatefully in love.

It’s the tale you know, but not as you know it. Set to the original recordings of Queen’s A Night at the Opera and inspired by Freddie Mercury’s love of Japan, A Night at the Kabuki is a retelling of Romeo and Juliet created by acclaimed Japanese theatre maker Hideki Noda OBE.

When two sets of Romeo and Juliet’s intercept one another’s fates, the well-known story of everyone’s favourite star-crossed lovers takes both comic and tragic turns.

Featuring the original recordings of Queen’s masterpiece Bohemian Rhapsody, Love of My Life and You’re My Best Friend, and many more from the album; A Night at the Kabuki beautifully intertwines music, storytelling and Japanese stagecraft to create a wholly unique and unmissable show.

With an all-star Japanese cast including Takako Matsu, actress and pop singer, who was the voice of Elsa in the Japanese version of Frozen; Takaya Kamikawa the long-running male lead Detective Itomura in CSI: Crime Scene Talks; Suzu Hirose, the youngest recipient to win the renowned Kinokuniya Theater Award and Jun Shison, a member of male actors group D-BOYS & D2 and a global brand ambassador for Gucci.

Presented by NODA・MAP/Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc./Sony Music Publishing (Japan) Inc./Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre
Special Sponsors Sumitomo Life Insurance Company/Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd.
Sponsor Toppan Inc.
Supported by Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan
Produced by NODA・MAP/Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc./Sony Music Publishing (Japan) Inc.

Photo by Kishin Shinoyama

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It almost feels like the song “Love of My Life” was written for this play. THE ASAHI SHIMBUN

Especially how Takako Matsu watches her youthful days pass by with profound feeling of loss, was very moving.THE NIKKEI BUSINESS DAILY

The 3-hour-long show premiered in Tokyo on October 8, presenting an exquisite theater experience that invites the audience to the “utmost limits of love”.THE NEW YORK TIMES STYLE MAGAZINE: JAPAN

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