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Opens: 04/11/2010 Closes: 13/11/2010 Barbican, London
Shun-kin returns to the Barbican following its success in 2009. A haunting love story based on the texts of celebrated Japanese author Jun’ichiro Tanizaki, it centers on the mysterious world of blind Shamisen and her devoted servant Sasuke. Simon McBurney's production delivers startling performances that explore the connections between beauty and violence. For more information visit: http://www.barbican.org.uk/theatre/event-detail.asp?ID=11059 Buy: https://www.barbican.org.uk/eticketing/performancelist.asp?shoid=18498
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Time Out“A show which is a ticket to a vanished world...” Director Simon McBurney likes to make ideas beautiful. But his greatest talent is for making theatre without boundaries. Nobody makes theatre quite like Complicite, and 'Shun-Kin' is cruel, ravishing and as delicate as a paper cut...
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The Independent“Takes us deep into a culture with very different values...” McBurney and his superb Japanese company transmit an unforgettable sense of that candle-lit, unsettling world of stately formality and decorous denial and the deviant erotic violence seething beneath its inscrutable surfaces...
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Guardian“The piece is enthralling...” It offers a compelling portrait of sadomasochistic love, is full of moral ambivalence and is staged with miraculous delicacy and wit. The staging conjures a vanished world with refined simplicity...
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