22:30, Wed 21st – Sat 24th October 2009 at ADC Theatre
Michaelmas Week 2
Near an isolated fishing village, on a faraway island, a stranger is found in the surf. Unable to speak the language of the fishermen and their wives, wild rumours spread that this stranger is a demon, come to snatch a baby for its supper. As their fear and suspicion escalates, it is only "that woman" that attempts to find out more about who this stranger is, where she has come from and what she is looking for. Bottles full of strange manuscripts from the land beyond the sea are washed ashore; perplexing cave paintings speak of a search for a better world; fishing boats bob helplessly on the wild ocean.
Noda has been described as "not one of the best but absolutely the most talented and provocative playwright of contemporary Japan". Now his play "Red Demon" is coming to the ADC. This will be a visually enticing, high energy production using tight ensemble work and physical theatre to bring to life this strange and wonderful story.