The magazine of the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan
The magazine of the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan

UK arts events in Japan

Performance

Jekyll & Hyde & So on

In his play Jekyll & Hyde & So on, based on the English novel Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Koki Mitani, a well-known Japanese playwright and director, transforms the horrific atmosphere of the original novel with his unique comical style.

City Tokyo
Date 27 April–26 May
Schedule Various times
Address Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre
1-8-1 Nishi-Ikebukuro
Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Phone 03-3490-4949
Price Adults: from ¥7,500

More events

Cinema

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

This sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them explores Newt Scamander and Albus Dumbledore’s magic fight to defeat the dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald. Starring Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law, Johnny Depp and many more!
© 2018 Warner Bros. Entertainment.
All Rights Reserved. Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Publishing Rights © J.K.R.

City Various locations
Date From 23 November
Schedule Various show times
Address
Price Adults: ¥1,800
Cinema

The Man Who Invented Christmas

Starring Dan Stevens as Charles Dickens, this film from director Bharat Nalluri follows the personal life of the famous writer whilst he was penning one of the most iconic holiday stories of all time: A Christmas Carol. Also starring Jonathan Pryce and Christopher Plummer.
Photo: © BAH HUMBUG FILMS INC & PARALLEL
FILMS (TMWIC) LTD 2017

City Tokyo
Date From 30 November
Schedule Various show times
Address Shinjuku Wald 9
(among other locations)
Shinjuku 3-chome East Bldg. 9F
3-1-26 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Phone 03-5369-4955
Price ¥1,800
Ballet

English National Ballet: Akram Khan’s Giselle

Ballet choreographer Akram Khan’s Giselle is coming to cinemas for the first time. Tamara Rojo CBE dances as Giselle in the classic story of love, betrayal and redemption. Sets and costumes are by Academy Award-winning designer Tim Yip, and composer Vincenzo Lamagna has adapted the original score. Lighting design is by Tony Award-winner Ross MacGibbon.
Photo: Akram Khan’s Giselle © Laurent Liotardo

City Tokyo
Date From 30 November
Schedule Various show times
Address Togeki
4-1-1 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
(among other locations)
Phone 03-3541-2711
Price Adults: ¥3,500
Art

Skylight

For her directorial debut as the New National Theatre’s artistic director of drama, Eriko Ogawa has chosen Skylight, written by acclaimed British playwright Sir David Hare. The dialogue between a man and a woman who were once engaged in an emotional affair is dramatic and highly entertaining.

City Tokyo
Date 6–24 December
Schedule Various show times
Address The New National Theatre, Tokyo
(among other locations)
1-1-1 Hon-machi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Phone 03-5352-9999
Price Adults: from ¥3,240

The Voces8 Christmas Celebration concert

The Voces8 Christmas Celebration concert has been held three times since 2012. The event comprises two performances—one in the daytime and one in the evening—and presents music to help you celebrate the holiday season.
Photo: © Andy Staples

City Tokyo
Date 23 December
Schedule 2pm (doors open at 1pm) / 7pm (doors open at 6pm)
Address Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall
3-20-2 Nishi-shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Phone 03-3574-0550
Price Adults: From ¥3,000

Johnny English Strikes Again

Spy action comedy film directed by David Kerr. It is a sequel to the 2011 film Johnny English Reborn and the third instalment of the series.
After a cyber attack reveals the identity of all the active undercover agents in Britain, English is forced to come out of retirement to find the mastermind hacker.

PHOTO: © 2018 UNIVERSAL STUDIOS AND STUDIOCANAL SAS

City Tokyo
Date From 9 November
Schedule Various show times
Address TOHO Cinemas Hibiya
(among other locations)
1-1-2 Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Phone 050-6868-5068
Price ¥1,800

Bohemian Rhapsody

Biographical film about the British rock band Queen, focusing on lead singer Freddie Mercury’s life leading up to Queen’s Live Aid performance at Wembley Stadium in 1985.
PHOTO: © 2018 TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX

City Tokyo
Date From 9 November
Schedule Various show times
Address TOHO Cinemas Kinshicho (among other locations)
Olinas Mall 4F, 4-1-2 Taihei, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Price ¥1,800
Theatre Live

National Theatre Live: Yerma

A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Garcia Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece.
Set in contemporary London, Billie Piper’s portrayal of a woman in her thirties, desperate to conceive, builds with elemental force to a staggering, shocking climax.

PHOTO: © JOHAN PERSSON

City Tokyo
Date From 28 September
Schedule Various time
Address Toho Cinemas Nihombashi
(among other locations)
2-3-1 Nihombashi-muromachi,
Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Phone 050-6868-5060
Price ¥3,000
Ballet

Swan Lake

The Royal Ballet’s new Swan Lake will be broadcast live in cinemas.
Liam Scarlett’s new production is the company’s first in 30 years. Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night.

PHOTO: © ROH, 2018.PH. BY BILL COOPER

City Tokyo
Date From 24 August
Schedule
Address TOHO Cinemas Hibiya
(among others)
2-3-1 Nihonbashi-muromachi,
Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Phone 050-6868-5060
Price ¥3,600