The Women of Ishikawa
Original tales from various sources.
Translated and arranged by Doubtful Sound.

May 5th and 6th
The Cat’s Back in association with Fragility Takeover for Wandsworth Fringe Festival .

Yama – Tales of Shonai
Original tales from Yamagata collected by Hiroshi Hatakeyama
Translated and arranged by Doubtful Sound

23 September 2017
Event called ‘Ayakashi’ produced by the Japan Society – double bill with a staged reading
The Horse hospital, Russell Square, London
Collaboration with the SOAS Minyo Group

27 April 2017
Nomin Cafe, Shimokitazawa, Tokyo

31 July, 2016
Drayton Arms Theatre, London
Collaboration with the SOAS Minyo Group

11 July 2016
Gatton Park Hall, Surrey
Performance and talk for the Japanese Garden Society

12 July – 2 August 2015
The Kings Head Theatre, Angel, London
Collaboration with the SOAS Minyo Group

October 2014
Tiny Alice Theatre, Tokyo
First bilingual performance

July 2014
Honma Museum, Sakata, Yamagata

July 2014
Gyokusenji Temple, Shonai, Yamagata
First Japanese performance

Other Shows

Snake Wife (excerpt from The Women of Ishikawa)
December 2017
Stockwell Playhouse, London
Finalist for the 5 Minute Writing Festival

Yawata and Oomi
May 2014
Part of the Sukechika Matsuri festival
Adapted from Soga Monogatari by Jeff Gedert

Phaedra’s Love
October 2013
Tiny Alice Theatre, Tokyo
Written by Sarah Kane

If you’d like to have a performance of Japanese folktales at your event or festival, please email