Kabuki featuring Ebizo Ichikawa XI

Friday 4 – Tuesday 15 June 2010

Sadler’s Wells

Kabuki superstar Ebizo Ichikawa XI returns to Sadler’s Wells this June. He brings with him both long tradition, as a direct descendent of the 17th century Ichikawa dynasty, and a thoroughly modern glamour.

The programme is taken from the epic play Yoshitsune Sembon Zakura (Yoshitsune and the Thousand Cherry Trees), in which Ebizo – together with over 40 distinguished actors and musicians – gives a virtuoso display of Kabuki stagecraft. He takes on the dual role of Yoshitsune’s loyal retainer and the enigmatic fox spirit; performing the dazzling sequence of stage tricks that has made this one of the most popular works in all of Kabuki.

For more information or to book tickets, see is also offering the chance for two lucky customers to win a pair of tickets to the performance on Monday 7 June at 7.30pm. All you have to do is enter “Kabuki competition” in the comments section when ordering online or below and you will be automatically placed into our Prize Draw! Good Luck! Competition now closed. Congratulations to YOGO and Neha Zubair Dar – please check your inboxes. Thanks to everyone who entered!