Photo Flash: First Look at USAGI YOJIMBO, Opening Tonight at Southwark Playhouse

Jonathan Raggett (CBBC's Woolfblood, Luc Besson's The Lady) makes his stage debut in the title role of Usagi Yojimbo starring alongside Haruka Kuroda (presenter of CBBC's Officially Amazing) in Southwark Playhouse's production of USAGI YOJIMBO, based on the comic book by Stan Sakai and adapted for the stage by Stewart Melton. USAGI YOJIMBO plays through January 4, 2015 with a press night slated for tonight, December 3, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Directed by Amy Draper and designed by Ele Slade, the show features lighting by Joshua Pharo, sound by Max Pappenheim and original music composed by Joji Hirota. The full cast features Amy Ip, Haruka Kuroda, Siu Hun Li, Jonathan Raggett and Dai Tabuchi.

17th 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. This Christmas join our long-eared hero on the adventure of a lifetime as he takes his fate in to his own paws.

Performances run at Southwark Playhouse, located at 77-85 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BD. Nearest Tube: Borough / Elephant and Castle. Performances: Friday 28 November 2014 - Sunday 4 January 2015. Schedule: Tuesday to Sunday at 7pm; Thursday matinees at 1.30pm; and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2.30pm. Box Office - Online: www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk (24 HOURS/NO BOOKING FEES); By Telephone: 020 7407 0234 (NO BOOKING FEES). Ticket Prices - Previews £10; £18, £16 (conc.); £60 (Family ticket, 4 tickets - at least 1 adult, 1 child). Concessions - Students, Under 16's, Unwaged, Registered disabled, Equity, Over 65's; Registered disabled patrons can bring one companion free of charge.

Photo Credit: Richard Davenporthigh res photos

Photo Flash: First Look at USAGI YOJIMBO, Opening Tonight at Southwark Playhouse
Amy Ip and Jonathan Raggett

Photo Flash: First Look at USAGI YOJIMBO, Opening Tonight at Southwark Playhouse
Amy Ip

Photo Flash: First Look at USAGI YOJIMBO, Opening Tonight at Southwark Playhouse
Dai Tabuchi

Photo Flash: First Look at USAGI YOJIMBO, Opening Tonight at Southwark Playhouse
Dai Tabuchi

Photo Flash: First Look at USAGI YOJIMBO, Opening Tonight at Southwark Playhouse
Dai Tabuchi

Photo Flash: First Look at USAGI YOJIMBO, Opening Tonight at Southwark Playhouse
Dai Tabuchi

Photo Flash: First Look at USAGI YOJIMBO, Opening Tonight at Southwark Playhouse
Haruka Kuroda

Photo Flash: First Look at USAGI YOJIMBO, Opening Tonight at Southwark Playhouse
Haruka Kuroda

Photo Flash: First Look at USAGI YOJIMBO, Opening Tonight at Southwark Playhouse
Haruka Kuroda

Photo Flash: First Look at USAGI YOJIMBO, Opening Tonight at Southwark Playhouse
Jonathan Raggett

Photo Flash: First Look at USAGI YOJIMBO, Opening Tonight at Southwark Playhouse
Jonathan Raggett

Photo Flash: First Look at USAGI YOJIMBO, Opening Tonight at Southwark Playhouse
Jonathan Raggett

Photo Flash: First Look at USAGI YOJIMBO, Opening Tonight at Southwark Playhouse
Jonathan Raggett

Photo Flash: First Look at USAGI YOJIMBO, Opening Tonight at Southwark Playhouse
Jonathan Raggett

Photo Flash: First Look at USAGI YOJIMBO, Opening Tonight at Southwark Playhouse
Jonathan Raggett

Photo Flash: First Look at USAGI YOJIMBO, Opening Tonight at Southwark Playhouse
Jonathan Raggett and Amy Ip

Photo Flash: First Look at USAGI YOJIMBO, Opening Tonight at Southwark Playhouse
Jonathan Raggett and Dai Tabuchi

Photo Flash: First Look at USAGI YOJIMBO, Opening Tonight at Southwark Playhouse
Jonathan Raggett and Dai Tabuchi

Photo Flash: First Look at USAGI YOJIMBO, Opening Tonight at Southwark Playhouse
Jonathan Raggett, Siu Hun Li and Amy Ip

Photo Flash: First Look at USAGI YOJIMBO, Opening Tonight at Southwark Playhouse
Jonathan Raggett

Photo Flash: First Look at USAGI YOJIMBO, Opening Tonight at Southwark Playhouse
The cast of USAGI YOJIMBO

Photo Flash: First Look at USAGI YOJIMBO, Opening Tonight at Southwark Playhouse
The cast of USAGI YOJIMBO

Photo Flash: First Look at USAGI YOJIMBO, Opening Tonight at Southwark Playhouse
The cast of USAGI YOJIMBO

Photo Flash: First Look at USAGI YOJIMBO, Opening Tonight at Southwark Playhouse
Siu Hun Li



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