Pluto: Iconic ‘Astro Boy’ Tale

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When:
February 8, 2018 @ 7:15 pm – February 11, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
2018-02-08T19:15:00+00:00
2018-02-11T15:00:00+00:00
Where:
Barbican
Silk St
London EC2Y 8DS
UK
Cost:
£16 - £35
Contact:
Pluto - photo by Maiko Miyagawa. Based on Pluto c Naoki Urasawa, Takashi Nagasaki, Tezuka Productions

Pluto – photo by Maiko Miyagawa. Based on Pluto c Naoki Urasawa, Takashi Nagasaki, Tezuka Productions

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui / Bunkamura Theatre Cocoon: Pluto

In a genre-defying show honouring the Japanese art form of manga, sensational visual effects, impactful storytelling and performances of physical grace enliven this iconic Astro Boy tale.
Depicting a universe where people and robots both coexist and find themselves in conflict, Pluto engages audiences with far-reaching themes that ask what it means to be human. Starring skilled Japanese actors alongside dancers and elaborate puppet creations, the arresting staging is characterised by scale, energy and graphics faithful to the original comic book.

A striking 2003 reinterpretation of Astro Boy for the modern age, by Naoki Urasawa and Takashi Nagasaki, Pluto is directed by Belgian choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui in his first full-length theatre production.

Approximately 3 hours/including an interval
Age guidance 14+
Performed in Japanese with English surtitles
Japan/Belgium