Anjin: The Shogun and the English Samurai - Sadler's Wells

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Venue Information
Sadler's Wells

Sadler's Wells
Rosebery Avenue
Islington, London

Seating Plan


(5mins) Take Upper St towards the City Road crossroads. Continue straight and turn right into Rosebery Avenue, where the theatre is 100m down on the right.

Anjin: The Shogun and the English Samurai

The tale of William Adams, known in Japan as Miura Anjin, is a well known one and the English pilot’s story is about to be retold for London theatre audiences at Sadler’s Wells, where the great storytelling with mix with some expert direction to produce something truly breathtaking.

Adams was an English navigator who is credited as the first Englishman to travel to Japan and in this play he becomes the advisor to Shogun Tokugawa, thrusting him into a dangerous world of power, trade and struggle. Anjin must search his soul for his true self as war erupts all around with love and honour at play as well. Stephen Boxer stars alongside Masachika Ichimura and Yuki Furkawa.

Penned by Mike Poulton and Shoichiro Kawai, “Anjin The Shogun and The English Samurai” is directed by Gregory Doran, who has presented many shows for the Royal Shakespeare Company as their Chief Associate Director. From “Othello” with Anthony SHer to “Hamlet” with David Tennant, he is a well known name in the London theatre scene. He has also directed additional shows for companies around the world.

So he is a great choice to bring new life to the story of Anjin and in a year that also brings us “BalletBoyz – The Talent”, “Anjin The Shogun and The English Samurai” appears at Sadler’s Wells from Thursday 31st January 2013, continuing there until February.

Show Information
Booking From: Thursday, 31st January 2013
Booking Until: Saturday, 9th February 2013
Matinees: 2.30pm
Evenings: 7.30pm
Running Time: 3 hours
Show Status: production_closed
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