\Love Suicides @ Sonezaki” @ Tour de Force”

Please Come!  This is a dynamic and intimate puppet show that is Part of the London Suspense Puppetry Festival…the only show in the festival in Hackney! 10 Performers are giving there all to bring this touching story to life.  Many puppets, original animation and music.  Yikes…a river of blood.  Details below and thank you! Here are video highlights from the show last year:  http://vimeo.com/23495851The Festival website: http://www.suspensefestival.com/content/events/124 Love Suicides at Sonezakifrom Chikamatsu Monzaemonadapted and directed by Peter Casemusic by Emma Ringqvist and Rolando Macrinianimations by Joanna Leitch www.tdftheatre.comPerformed at Tour de Force Studios6 Well Street Hackney E9 7PXNov. 34 @ 8 pm and Nov. 5 @ 3 pm and 8 pm Tickets: Handled by the Festival Box Office at the PleasanceOnline: www.pleasance.co.uk/islington/events/love-suicides-at-sonezakiPhone:             020 7609 1800Or walk-up before the show at Tour de Force£12 Full £10 Concessions Following the success of this production at Wilton’s Music Hall last year the Love Suicides are being remounted as part of the Suspense Puppetry Festival at Tour de Force Studios in Hackney. In May of 1703 a pair of lovers committed suicide in the woodlands outside of Osaka. Stirred by the true story Chikamatsu widely regarded as one of the greatest Japanese dramatists in history wrote what is perhaps his greatest domestic tragedy shortly thereafter. The simple beauty of the story proved so successful it motivated a multitude of copycat suicides and the play was banned for a period of time by the government. Adapted from Chikamatsu’s story and inspired in design and direction by Japanese animation and manga this moving piece of puppetry mixes a multitude of puppets live music original animation live actors as well as a forest of bamboo and a river of blood. “ a fantastic and unusual way to spend an evening in london” -poxymash Love Suicides One