‘Like Urashima, I was fascinated and captured’
Council for the Advancement of Arts, Recreation and Education.

Urashima Taro tells the story of a poor fisherman seduced by a mysterious and cruel turtle-woman. This solo performance explores power, seduction and death, with an underlying sense of humour.

Inspired by Japanese mythology, it fuses stunning visuals with human-size puppets and paper theatre. It transcends both Japanese traditions and Western modernity with its truly unique duet between actor and puppet.


Artistic Team:

Aya Nakamura: Performer,writer, puppet designer and maker, set designer
Paul Piris: Director, writer, set and video designer
Juley Ayres: English voice over
Géraldine Cottalorda: French voice over
Nao Nagai: Lighting designer
Phil Newman: Set builder
Adam Hypki: Design advisor
Monika Kita: Photographer

Quotes from reviews:

"rouge28's true magic is in the simple moments" Matt Jackson - Animation Online

“The final scene was both magical and sad, a fitting end to a unique experience” Louise Costelloe-Ward and Hanna Leaper - Nerves