Fancy some Gothic theater? Then take a look at TOKYO VAMPIRE at Museum Tokyo. Very cool for an alternative night of Gothic romance…

Australian actor Dwayne Lawler most recently seen as Macbeth at the New National Theatre Tokyo is out to strike fear and perhaps a sense of empathy into the hearts of audiences with his latest production, a solo performance called TOKYO VAMPIRE. A heartbreaking horror story, essentially a vampire’s last confession before he goes “into the sun,” TOKYO VAMPIRE is set against the backdrop of the vampire’s kamon or family crest. Throughout the play the vampire recounts his life including some graphic descriptions of his nightly feedings and more touchingly, his tragic love affair with a lonely girl, his “dark lady.” Using what he calls his ‘chameleon approach,’ Lawler has created a production specifically for the Japanese environment. The vampire’s costume is uniquely Japanese with its Visual Kei and Gothic influences. Accompanied by the heartbeat-like sound of a wadaiko (Japanese drum), TOKYO VAMPIRE is a frightening assault on the senses. Featuring music by Motoichi Yuzawa and costume design by Takako.
Place: Museum Tokyo
Address: 5-30-6 Ogikubo, Suginami-ku, Tokyo 167-0051 † Map
Booking phone: 048-251-6417
Dates: Sundays :: Oct. 30, Nov. 6, 13 & 27, Dec. 4, 11, 25
Start: 18:50 Open † 19:00 Start
Price: Adv. 2,000 yen † 2,000 yen @ door)

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