VenueDonmar Warehouse
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From20th June 2003
Opened30th June 2003
To6th September 2003
WhenTue-Sat 19:30. Wed,Sat Mats 14:30. Jun 30 19:00
PricesFrom £15.00. To £29.00.
What is currently on at Donmar Warehouse (V389)
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Pacific Overtures

Pacific OverturesT0877655798
An isolated Japan, swathed in honour and protected by invincible gods, has a very rude awakening in 1853 by western war ships. A lowly fisherman is sent to insist they turn back only to kick start a chain of events that lead to drastic social change. Pulling on Japanese art forms such as Kabuki and Butoh, Pacific Overtures is an epic tale of how the child becomes the master... Welcome to Japan!
Music Stephen Sondheim
Lyrics Stephen Sondheim
Book by John Weidman

Archive :: production:T0877655798, musical:S1635, venue:V389

Production details

A co-production between the Donmar and Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Special Performances

  • 30 Jul 03 Sign Interpreted Signed by Wendy Ebsworth
  • 13 Aug 03 Open Captioned (STAGETEXT) Supported by the Belvedere Trust
  • 16 Aug 03 Vocaleyes


Corporate Sponsor Bloomberg
Director Gary Griffin
Director Thomas Murray (music)
Director Mark Warman (production musical director)
Design Daniel Ostling
Costume Mara Blumenfeld
Lighting Hugh Vanstone
Sound Nick Lidster
Other James Stenborg (orchestration)
Performer Jerome Pradon (Shogun's Mother/French Admiral)
Performer Cornell John (Warrior/Russian Admiral)
Performer Richard Henders (Manjiro/Dutch Admiral)
Performer Teddy Kempner (2nd Counsellor/Madam/British Admiral)
Performer Togo Igawa (Lord Abe/Old Man)
Performer Ian McLarnon (3rd Counsellor/American Admiral)
Performer Mo Zainal (Tamate/Boy)
Performer Richard Manera (Lion Dancer/Commodore Perry)
Performer Joseph Anthony Foronda (Reciter/Shogun)
Performer Kevin Gudahl (Kayama)

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