This succesful puppet theatre, entitled Sadako, is directed by Jaqueline Dommisse, and won the Handspring Puppet Company Award Best Puppet Production in 2011. This puppet theatre production for adults and older children is based on the real life of Sadako Sasaki, who survived the atom bombings of Hiroshima. At the age of ten Sadako developed leukaemia, but decided to follow a Japanese legend, which promises that if you fold thousand origami cranes, your wish will be granted. This young girl’s experience, transcends culture and time, and transmits the anxiety of growing up in a world where youth must deal with the consequences of adults’ actions, including war, nuclear power, global warming and HIV/AIDS. Her journey offers a great prospective of hope in the face of a devastating tragedy.
Not suitable for children under 11.
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Sadako at Baxter
Baxter Theatre Flipside. Main Road, Rondebosch, tel. +21 (0) 21 6803989.