Dai opens to the press this evening as Katsuichi in the Southwark Playhouse Production of Usagi Yojimbo.
7th Century Japan. A world of bandit racoons, feline ninjas and warring animal clans. A young rabbit leaves home, family and friends behind him in pursuit of one ambition: to become a great samurai warrior. Trained by a maverick old lion sensei – a teacher of the warrior’s code known as Bushido – Usagi learns that the way of the samurai is one of peace and perfection – not just masterful swordsmanship. But as war engulfs the land, he must make a choice that will test his loyalty, honour and dearest friendship.
Directed by Amy Draper the show will run until early January 2015, a Christmas show with a difference at the Southwark Playhouse this year!Overview
Dai Tabuchi is one of the UK’s leading Japanese actors.
Notable screen credits include Ken Loach's The Angel's Share, Universal Pictures 47 Ronin, Shanghai, Bond:24 Spectre, Munich directed by Steven Spielberg and in most recently in television Good Omans for BBC/Amazon (2019 release).
Dai has built a reputation as an accomplished physical theatre actor working prolifically with the multi award winning theatre companies Gecko and Theatre Rites.
Theatre credits include The Overcoat at the Hammersmith Lyric, Rufus Norris' production of Tin Tin for the Young Vic and The Young and the Short and the Tall for Josie Rourke at the Sheffield Theatres.About Sainou
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Based in the heart of Shoreditch, Sainou represents a select list of actors including International industry award winners, household names and some of the finest, young British talent working today.
Clients are represented by agents David Marsden, Paul Martin & Hermione Halpin, with assistance from Dominique Munday and Kristian Wall. We work together as a close team covering all media with particular focus on Film, Television and Theatre in both the UK and overseas.