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Paper Washi Wish


The Paper Washi Wish was selected to perform a work-in progress at the ACE Decibel Showcase in Manchester September 2009. The response was overwhelmingly positive and a subsequent tour was booked for the following autumn. With financial help from Arts Council England, The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation and The Japan Society the production toured all over the UK in 2010 and 2011.

Inspired by Kamishibai (traditional and much-loved Japanese paper theatre) and Washi (Japanese paper) this vibrant, physical theatre piece blends words, pictures, imagination and heaps of paper to create a birthday story for Rabbit in the Moon, followed by a hands-on paper making experience.

The two performers arrive with a small “theatre” on the back of their bicycle which contains a story, illustrated by drawings and quite a few surprises.
A charming theatrical experience for younger audiences.

“…a delicately nuanced show and Julian Butler’s music and sound effects add to the atmosphere and charm of this production… to keep this audience mesmerized is high testament to the talents of these performers.”

The Stage, The Paper Washi Wish

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