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Harajuku Girls archiveOn Jingu Bridge in Tokyo, teenage girls dress in cosplay outfits for fun, fashion, and the fantasy of being someone else, but for Mari, Keiko and Yumi, their schooldays are over... In a race to escape from overbearing parents, stifling dead-end jobs and economic deprivation, they find their way to Kabukicho, a district of panty shops, love hotels and image clubs, where every aspect of the body and soul can be bought and sold. Only they can decide how far they're willing to go. As the three young women grow up and apart, they tread a dangerously fine line between empowerment and victimhood as they struggle to pursue their dreams, despite the obstacles that society and tradition put in their way.?

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Author: Francis Turnly

Archive listings for Harajuku Girls

Work type: Play.

T01981185559

Running time: approx. 2hrs including one interval of twenty minutes.Presented byNicholas Goh. Company Papergang Theatre. Company China Dolls Productions (in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre). Director Jude Christian. Design Cecile Tremolieres. Costume Cecile Tremolieres. Sound Helen Skiera. Lighting Sarah McColgan. Performer Haruka Be (Mari). Performer Nomo Gakuji (Mr Okada / Mr Chiba). Performer Meg Kubota (Mrs Okada). Performer Kunjue Li (Yumi / Fumiko). Performer Elizabeth Tan (Keiko). Performer Sadao Ueda (Panty Shop Owner / Mr Narita / Mr Nakamura).
24 Feb 15 to 21 Mar 15Finborough, Inner London :: V199
listing details L01015779325

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