Sunday, 28 August 2011


This week Edinburgh hosted the world premiere of a new production based on Haruki Murakami's novel The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle. It's the story of an unassuming everyman who is thrown into a state of confusion following the unexplained disappearance of his wife and his cat. As well as being a portrait of a marriage in crisis, and a Chandleresque detective story, the play also explores wider issues, reflecting Japan’s wartime horrors and questioning its place in the world today. The production, by Greg Pierce, and former head of production at Miramax, Stephen Earnhart, is a technically challenging fusion of live action, film, puppetry, dance and projection.

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