THE鍵KEY / Tanizaki's 'The Key' / Musical Concept / Theatrical Concept / R&D, Photos, Recordings / Creative Team and Support
a new project by Francesca Le Lohé
"May 19th: A week has passed since my husband’s funeral. We all knew his health was declining,
but none of us expected him to pass away so suddenly. I don’t fully understand how it came to this;
how my daughter, Kimura and I have ended up in this sordid situation.
Though I’m sure the answers lie in our diaries.
I must go back to January 4th, the day I found the key on the floor."
Saturday 19th May 2018
Doors: 12pm / Performance: 12.30pm
Doors: 3pm / Performance: 3.30pm
Pre-performance assembly point:
(48-2 Senjunakacho , Adachi-ku, Tokyo)
Performance Venue: Nakacho House
(29-1 Nakacho, Senju, Adachi-ku, Tokyo)
All Tickets: 2500 yen
Please assemble at the Hikawa Shrine office, not Nakacho House. Audience members
shall be escorted to Nakacho House at the time of the performance.
A new site-specific, dramatic musical work inspired by Junichiro Tanizaki’s ‘The Key’ (1956) . The book, set in 1950’s Japan, features four characters; The Husband, The Wife, The Daughter and The Lover and is told through the diary
entries of the married couple, written on the assumption that their partner will secretly read them.
25th-27th August 2017: we spent three days workshopping a part of the piece, encouraging everyone to give their ideas. More information anout the process, along with photos and sound recording excerpts taken during this R&D can be found here.
All photographs courtesy of Kohei Usuda and Takeshi Yoshida