Narukami Thunder God

Theatre (classical, international)

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  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies are not allowed in the venue
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

Description

Narukami Thunder God is a Japanese tale of deception, seduction and betrayal. This 17th-century classic of the kabuki theatre repertoire recounts a princess' quest to free the dragon god of rain from the clutches of a deranged monk. Kabuki is a traditional genre of Japanese theatre which combines ka (song), bu (dance) and ki (acting) to thrilling effect. KabukiMa is bringing kabuki to Edinburgh with their new English rendition of Narukami, performed in traditional costume and make-up. Enjoy the splendour and richness of Japanese theatre this summer!

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: If not taking the lift there is a large flight to 1st floor of hotel then a further 4 steps to venue.
  • Wheelchair access type: Standard passenger lift to 1st floor then platform lift up the 4 steps.

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info


How and when to make an access booking

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  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Jo Walton 58 days ago

This was weird and beautiful and very much theatre from another tradition, and I'm very glad I had the opportunity to see it.

Ada Palmer 58 days ago

An amazing opportunity and an incredible experience, not to be missed! Kabuki is such a distinctive and (in the West) rare art form, the stylized vocalizations half-way between speech and song, the precisely choreographed movements closer to dance than anything in Western theater, and the lush and stunning costumes. I've seen Kabuki with projected subtitles many times, but this performance is in spoken English, yet perfectly replicating the stylized tones and patterns of Kabuki Japanese to give the incredible experience of understanding it without translation, and really feeling how the hyperperfected sounds and motions communicate the superhumanity and epic significance of the figures and events. It is easy to see how long and carefully the performers trained with Japanese masters of dance as well as Kabuki, and it is stunning getting to see a real century-old silk kimono costume still in active use. Coming to it with lots of knowledge of the medium made it rich for me, but performance is also an amazing chance to have a first taste of Kabuki for those unfamiliar. Just remember the strange motions and vocals are intentional, a tradition going back to the 18th century. Catch this rare opportunity while they're still here!


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