16th – 18th September 2016
A double bill theatre and music event by Kyoto-based theatre group BRDG and Deptford-based music duo RABBIT touring Stroud, New Cross and Kyoto. Both pieces are based around an old Victorian house which used to exist at 117 Lewisham Way and the family which used to live there.
117 – one one seven
This is a play based on interviews with a British woman who has been living in Kyoto since 1989. It introduces her life and her old house at 117 Lewisham Way, which used to exist in New Cross. During the play, the recorded voices of interviews are played and Japanese actors interpret them into Japanese and English. As the play unfolds, this act of ‘interpreting’ transforms into ‘acting’. The memory of New Cross travelled overseas with her and now will be re-told to the people in UK as the story of ‘an outsider’.
Directed by Keiko Yamaguchi. Performed by Bridget Scott, Hiromi Demura and Tatsunori Imamura, with sound technician Toru Koda.
Ghost House Gone House
Two simultaneous films documenting 117 Lewisham Way, a Victorian villa and lost local landmark in the year prior to its demolition. The films were shot by David Aylward (drums and percussion) and Tom Scott-Kendrick (reeds, strings and electronics) who will also provide a live soundtrack including field recordings made at 117 Lewisham Way.
Keiko Yamaguchi (director, actor) and Kano Kawanabe (co-ordinator) founded BRDG in 2011 creating works under the theme of Foreigners in Kyoto.
423 (Shitsumi) Art Project based in rural area in Kyoto produce workshops and events for children and local people. http://423art.org
117 – one one seven are performers Bridget Scott, Hiromi Demura and Tatsunori Imamura with sound operator Toru Koda.
RABBIT are Tom Scott-Kendrick (reeds, samplers etc) and David Aylward (drums, percussion etc). They have played together since the mid 80’s, a contemporary, experimental urban folk music, merging and mutating genres in an on-going dialogue of sound and music. For further information go to http://117ukyoto2016.tumblr.com/ or email email@example.com
Friday 16th September 2016, 8pm
Saturday 17th September 2016, 8pm*
Sunday 18th September 2016, 3pm
*On Saturday 17th there will be a special appearance by Nick Doyne Ditmas and Adam Bohman playing with Tom Scott-Kendrick.
£7.50 adv / £8 door (£5 concessions )
Supported by The Daiwa Foundation and the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation with special support from Bred in the Bone, Rose Bruford College and Lewisham Arthouse.