Inspired by two texts by Jun’ichiro Tanizaki, A Portrait of Shunkin and In Praise of Shadows, Shun-kin is the story of a blind Shamisen player and the servant so devoted he will do anything to share her world.
Shun-kin was performed in Japanese by an all-Japanese company.
A Complicité co-production with Setagaya Public Theatre and barbicanbite09
Supported by The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, Japan Foundation, Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation.
© Sarah Ainslie, Tsukasa Aoki
- Directed by
Merle Hensel & Rumi Matsui
Finn Ross, (for mesmer)
Blind Summit Theatre
- Associate director
- Script editor
- Creative Development and Casting
- Original cast
Kaho Aso, Songha Cho, Eri Fukatsu, Honjoh Hidetaro, Yuko Miyamoto, Kentaro Mizuki, Yasuyo Mochizuki, Yoshi Oida, Keitoku Takada & Ryoko Tateishi
- Revival cast
Kaho Aso, Songha Cho, Eri Fukatsu, Honjoh Hidetaro, Kentaro Mizuki, Yasuyo Mochizuki, Yoshi Oida, Nigoshichi Shimouma, Keitoku Takada, Ryoko Tateishi & Junko Uchida