Behind the scenes at Usagi Yojimbo rehearsals

17th Century Japan. A world of bandit racoons, feline ninjas and warring animal clans.

A young rabbit leaves home, family and friends behind him in pursuit of one ambition: to become a great samurai warrior. Trained by a maverick old lion sensei – a teacher of the warrior’s code known as Bushido – Usagi learns that the way of the samurai is one of peace and perfection – not just masterful swordsmanship. But as war engulfs the land, he must make a choice that will test his loyalty, honour and dearest friendship.

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, Stan Sakai’s long-running comic book series has featured the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and won numerous accolades including three Eisner Awards and the Parents’ Choice Award. Adapted for the stage for the first time and featuring stunning design, video projection and original live music, Usagi Yojimbo is an epic adventure for the whole family.

Usagi Yojimbo plays at the Southwark Playhouse from 28 November - 4 January. Join us on our club night and save 11% on top price tickets.

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