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Anjin coming to Sadler’s Wells

Gregory Doran’s production to run for 11 performances.


Gregory Doran’s production of Anjin: The Shogun & The English Samurai is to play 11 performances at Sadler’s Wells Theatre.

The production will run from 31st January to 9 February and is written by Mike Poulton with Sho Kawai. The international cast from Japan and Britain will be led by Masachika Ichimura as the Shogun Ieyasu Tokugawa and Stephen Boxer in the title role, with Yuki Furukawa, Kazuya Takahashi, Jun Ueomoto, Yoshiko Tokoshima, Yu Koyanagi, Ryo Amamiya, Katsuya Kobayashi, Seiko Sakurada, Fuyuki Sawada, Hiroyuki Kamikawaji, Taro Yamaguchi, Chikao Suzumura, Kentaro Mizuki, Teruo Kato, Riku Ozeki, Yui Fujimaki, Take Hugo, David Acton, Sam Marks, Keith Osborn, Charles Reston, Joshua Richards and Miles Richardson.

The play is performed in English and Japanese with surtitles.

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Anjin tells the story of William Adams, the“blue-eyed samurai” known in Japanese as Anjin, who was an English maritime pilot. Washed ashore on a strange and exotic land, Anjin soon found himself as the trusted adviser to a powerful Shogun, drawn to the heart of a dangerous clash of cultures and struggle for power, whilst war threatens to erupt. Torn between two worlds and two lives, he must decide who he really is, and where he really belongs. Anjin tells an epic and compelling tale of friendship, honour, love and sacrifice.

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