Date no Juyaku: Ten Roles of the Date Clan

Sat Aug 4 - Thu Aug 23, 2012 Shimbashi Enbujo

Time Out says

'Super kabuki' mastermind Ichikawa Ennosuke III created a sensation with his 1979 revival of The Ten Roles of the Date Clan, a retooled version of Meiboku Sendai Hagi in which one actor plays ten different characters. There are a gobsmacking 47 costume changes required for the bravura performance, which climaxes with the actor flying off over the audience's heads. Purists might dismiss it as a gimmick (a criticism that frequently plagued Ennosuke III's productions), but for sheer crowd-pleasing chutzpah it's hard to beat. Ruggedly handsome actor Ichikawa Ebizo XI will be returning to the role – sorry, roles – that he last played back in 2010, heading a cast that also features Kataoka Ainosuke.


Open August 4-23

Time 4:30pm start

Admission Box seats ¥16,000, first class seats ¥11,000/¥15,000, second class seats ¥5,000/¥7,000, upper tier seats ¥3,000/¥5,000

Venue Shimbashi Enbujo

Address 6-18-2 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

Transport Higashi-Ginza Station (Asakusa, Hibiya lines), exit A6


Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.

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