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  • Writer's pictureHaruka Kuroda

We are back!

After what feels like an eternity, A Thousand Cranes are back on the road again!

Since we cancelled our 2020 tour of The Great Race!, we have been itching to get back to reconnect with our audience and in July, we visited 3 lovely venues around the U.K. with Milkyway and Tales from Old Japan.

The first day back was with Haruka performing Milkyway at the lovely Bothy Garden in Stephens House in Finchely, North London.

This was part of Togetherfest, a family activity event organised by artsdepot.

Kumiko also offered an Origami workshop to all the visiting family and children.

Though the weather was very temperamental, we had a lovely audience who didn't mind getting a little wet whilst watching the show!


Kumiko was then back performing Tales from Old Japan at St Briavels Primary School in Lydney, Gloucestershire.

Read a lovely feedback we received from Sue Young, who is the Chair of the PTA;

"Dear Vicky and Kumiko

Thank you very much for bringing your excellent theatre performance, "Tales from Old Japan", to St Briavels today. As I said to you this morning - this is quality children's theatre and wonderful story-telling that the children will have gained a huge amount from listening to and watching.

I put 3 photos on the school information FaceBook page last night and there are now many, many enthusiastic messages from parents saying how much their children talked about the theatre and how much they had clearly taken from it. One child had got the family umbrella to re-enact the story of the crane -

This is what education should be - don't you agree? "


Haruka visited Chiddingstone Castle for their Japanese family event and once again performed Milkyway.

The weather was scorching hot and she thoroughly enjoyed performing to their audience, looking around the impressive castle exhibition and eating a homemade scone with a locally made strawberry jam on top!


So what's next??

We will be performing the kamishibai version of The Great Race! at Japan House London on 28th of August and 11th of September.

Please mark your calendar and come and say hi!

If you would like to book our shows, please visit our website to find our more.

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