- Venue: Courtyard Theatre
- Age Guidance: 12+
More Information on Missing People
‘It’s like having a ghost in the house.’
Sakiko is nervous. She’s introducing her fiancée Dan to her parents for the first time at her family home in Kani, Japan. And, whilst brother Hiroki, the ‘perfect child’, got married close to home, Sakiko’s got to break the news that their wedding will be in London, where they’ve built their lives.
But under the surface, something isn’t right. Her mother is acting strangely, her father is gone for hours and a strange figure waits in the garden.
A thrilling, bilingual show and first co-production between Leeds Playhouse and Kani Public Arts Center in Japan, performed in Japanese and English with surtitles.
The Playhouse and Kani Public Arts Center have had a creative relationship for over two decades, sharing cross-cultural working practices for staff and artists, offering an insight into each other’s sector-leading organisations.
Missing People is written by the Pinter Prize winning Brad Birch, and co-directed by Playhouse Associate Artist Mark Rosenblatt and Nobuhiro Nishikawa.
A Leeds Playhouse and Kani Public Arts Centre co-production
To See You At Last
19 and 20 March
Join us for Missing People’s pre-show companion piece exploring connections and reunions, created and performed by Playhouse Youth members who took part in a UK/Japan exchange in 2019.
Cast & Credits
By Brad Birch / Co-directed by Mark Rosenblatt and Nobuhiro Nishikawa / Movement Director Sachi Kimura /
A signed performance is the usual full production using either the creative use of sign integrated into the performance or a British Sign Language Interpreter on stage interpreting the show for D/deaf attendees.Audio Described
Audio Described performances are designed to improve the experience of visually impaired and blind attendees. As well as listening to the dialogue on stage the customer can wear a headset and listen to a live description of the action on stage.Relaxed Performance
A relaxed performance is a specially selected show from our programme, with slight adaptations to make it suitable for an audience of young people or adults with learning disabilities. This may include extra lighting, additional wheelchair spaces and the freedom to move to alternative seating if required.Dementia-Friendly Performance
Dementia friendly performances are for all audiences. The theatre experience is enhanced for people living with dementia and their supporters, with adaptations to front of house service, the show and pre-show information packs. Additional dementia-aware staff, quiet spaces, clear signage and visual markers, sound and lighting adjustments and flexible seating options all help to create a supportive, shared experience.Sing Along
Singalong with the cast in this exclusive performance. Join in as loud as you like, fancy dress is optional but highly recommended.Post Show Discussion
Parent & Baby Performance
A Parent and Baby performance enables parents to attend the theatre with their baby (under 12 months). We make small adaptations to the lighting and sound effects, including keeping the auditorium lights slightly raised. The seating is unallocated and there is a relaxed attitude to noise.
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- - Captioned
- - Signed
- - Audio Description
- - Relaxed Performance
- - Dementia Friendly Performance
- - Post Show Discussion
- - Sing Along
- - Parent & Baby Performance