Monday, 29 April 2013
Waving Cat Set To Charm Youngsters
A fantastical Eastern adventure story told by puppets is set to delight young audiences at Lancaster’s Dukes theatre in May.
The Waving Cat of Japan is a visually exciting new show featuring the curious Japanese figurine of folk tales and legends which is said to bring good luck.
The Bunraku puppet-style theatrical fantasy mixes in traditional Japanese images borrowed from the ‘Noh’ and ‘Kabuki’ theatre and features a wicked sorceress, a not-so-smart prince and three tricky tasks to perform before midnight. Luckily, Maneki Neko, the Waving Cat, is on hand, or paw, to help.
The Waving Cat of Japan is presented by Krazy Kat Theatre Company who are unique in the UK for using sign language in all their performances. Their shows are accessible to all children and young people and are presented by an integrated company of deaf and deaf aware performers.
The Waving Cat of Japan is part of the Sign Me Up a Story project which continues this unique hearing-led and deaf-directed company’s 30th anniversary celebrations.
The show is ideal for ages 3 plus and will be fully signed.
• Tickets are £7/£5(concessions). For more information and to book, call The Dukes Box Office on 01524 598500 or visit www.dukes-lancaster.org