Harajuku Girls is a fringe production currently being showcased at Finborough Theater currently near Earl's Court, London.
Harajuku Girls tells the story of three young Japanese girls Marie, Keiko, Yumi, leaving school and entering the harsh reality of adult hood. In order to pursue their dreams they need support and money to go against society and tradition to become free and successful. This play follows the themes of Otaku culture, manipulation, friendship, fantasy and fashion. One chooses to conform to society and two decide to ago against the grain but one loses her way?
Director, Jude Christian, teams up with award-winning playwright Francis Turnly taking us down the dark narrow passageways of Tokyo where fantasy and reality can often become blurred. Irish-Japanese playwright Francis Turnly's previous plays include Hiding (Watford Palace Theatre), Descent (Jackson’s Lane) and Bogland (Irish tour). He has written several plays for Radio 4. Francis has been a member of the Royal Court’s studio, Unheard Voices and ‘the 50’ writers’ groups.
Director Jude Christian was the 2013 winner of the National Theatre Studio Bursary for Emerging Directors. Direction includes How Do You Eat An Elephant? (National Youth Theatre of Wales), to just name a few.
Running till Saturday 21st March 2015
Approx 2 hours long with minute interval.
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Read my review of the play