Inspired by two texts by Jun'ichiro Tanizaki, A Portrait of Shunkin and In Praise of Shadows, Shun-kin is the story of a blind Shamisen player and the servant so devoted he will do anything to share her world.
Shun-kin was performed in Japanese by an all-Japanese company.
A Complicité co-production with Setagaya Public Theatre and barbicanbite09
Supported by
The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, Japan Foundation, Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation.
Directed by - Simon McBurney
Composer - Honjoh Hidetaro
Design - Merle Hensel, Rumi Matsui
Lighting - Paul Anderson
Sound - Gareth Fry
Projection - Finn Ross for mesmer
Costume - Christina Cunningham
Puppetry - Blind Summit Theatre
Associate director - Kirsty Housley
Script editor - Jo Allan
Original cast - Kaho Aso, Songha Cho, Eri Fukatsu, Honjoh Hidetaro,

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Storyworlds Producer at The Ink Factory