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Kessoku

Tales of Togetherness

What’s it about?

‘Kessoku’  means unity in Japanese – a way of working together that values each individual as part of the whole.

This is how our ensemble works; integrating the talents and ideas of everyone involved.

The production was based on 3 Japanese stories. It was full of fun and visual treats with physical theatre, puppetry, shadow projection, music, dance and more. Best described as ‘ Zen to mayhem in 50 minutes!,’ Kessoku  takes the audience from the stillness and ritual of Japanese meditation and movement, into a high energy action-packed tanuki (that means a raccoon!) chase and fanfare which has delighted our diverse audiences.

“Terrific show – a model
of best practice” 

Michaela Butter

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Where can we see it?

This show is not currently available to book.

For more information please email [email protected]

Who was on
the team?

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Creative Team

Amy Crofts
Anna Brooks
Bethany Smith
Bharat Singh
Inês Sampaio Figueiredo
Jen Sumner
Jennifer Kay
Jo May

Laura Gotheridge
Laura Ryder
Matthew Schoonerwoerde
Rachel Gilmour-Jones
Robert Buxton
Tom Shelton

Production Team

Alex Camilleri
Bob Rushton
Emily Concannon
Karla Jones
Orla O’Connor
Simon Marshall
Stevie Dunn
Ian Pringle
Julian Butt

Photography: Chris Webb
Film: Film City
Design:
Volunteer Support:

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