The Red Candle -Mermaids In The East- 2016

4th -20th November 2016

Théatre Lapis presents The Red Candle -Mermaids In The East at the Brunel Museum.The way  Théatre Lapis tells the story is new and experimental pushing the boundaries of traditional methods. They take a minimalistic approach for the maximum theatrical effects accompanied by some traditional Japanese music.

They aim to introduce Japanese culture in an authentic way within an intimate space, the Grand Entrance Hall at the Brunel Museum.

Théatre Lapis initial inspiration was the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in 2011. However, the piece is echoing the grief caused by all other man-made and natural disasters that we had to experience in this turbulent times.

Tickets and performances dates

4th -20th November 2016
Tues-Sat 7:30pm, Sat & Sun 3:00pm,

Ticket prices and promotions

  Book tickets here

£10 / £8 (Concessions:Under 20 and over 65, Students, Equity members. ID required)
We have special rates for the groups more than 10 people and families. Please contact us via for the details.

One free child ticket with the purchase of one standard full-price ticket. Redeem this offer by emailing us via before purchasing.


Director: Yojiro Ichikawa
Playwright: Nozomi Abe
Stage Manager: Julian Pichelski
Pianist: Ayaka Ono
Lighting: David Meunier-Palmer for fringehire
Composer: Rie fu
Illustrator: Kumiko Schwinn
Chief Marketing Manager: Rena Relan


Hannah Abbott*
Misaki Asakura
Giorgio Borghes
Hélène Kösem
Victoria Reeve
Laura Witz

with the special appearance by Wally Tuyan

*Hannah Abbott will be replaced by Yojiro Ichikawa at certain performances

"A beautiful performance in a spectacular venue. Short but sweet, the storyline resonated with past and current events. A combination of dance, music, song and the effective use of masks and fabrics conveyed the story perfectly. "

The Audience Club member

FREE Physical Theatre Workshops

Théatre Lapis presents Free physical theatre workshop at Brunel Museum based on the concept of ‘The Red Candle – Mermaids in the East’.

In this workshop, Théatre Lapis explores the theatrical expressions to portrait the movement of mermaids using simple fabrics or ropes. This is a perfect opportunity for you to have a cross-cultural experience, and to develop an understanding of the aesthetics and perspectives in the Asian culture. It will enhance your imagination and creativity to generate something new out of the ordinary materials they are familiar with.

Please reserve your place in EVENTBRITE

  Workshops tickets available in Eventbrite

About Théatre Lapis

Théatre Lapis premiered on the New York stage in spring 2012 with its production of the musical Ordinary Days. Our aim at Théatre Lapis is to question traditional boundaries including those that exist between musical and straight plays, between western and eastern cultures, and to seek other frontiers..


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