Kafka on the Shore

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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Nothing is quite as it seems in this theatrical adaptation of the mind-bending novel Kafka on the Shore, the international bestseller by one of Japan's most widely read and highly regarded authors. Meet 15-year-old Kafka. Accompanied only by an imaginary friend, he's run away from his Tokyo home to escape his screwed-up father and a dark prophecy. Then there's elderly Nakata, seeker of lost cats. Long touched by a mysterious childhood affliction, he now finds himself in need of some divine assistance. Fateful encounters await as their parallel odysseys converge in modern-day Japan. Here the borders between reality, dream and myth are constantly crossed in this allegorical tale about waking up to your own life.

Age guidance: 14+. Running time: 3hrs including an interval.

NEWS AND REVIEWS

Kafka on the Shore (Barbican Centre) - 29 May 2015

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