Meet 15-year-old Kafka. Accompanied only by an imaginary friend, he’s run away from his Tokyo home to escape his screwed-up father and a dark prophecy. Then there’s elderly Nakata, seeker of lost cats. Long touched by a mysterious childhood affliction, he now finds himself in need of some divine assistance.
Fateful encounters await as their parallel odysseys converge in modern-day Japan. Here the borders between reality, dream and myth are constantly crossed in this allegorical tale about waking up to your own life.
Setting the epic in a series of multilayered sets, Yukio Ninagawa realises his long-held ambition to relocate Murakami’s text to the stage. Nothing is quite as it seems in this theatrical adaptation of the mind-bending international bestseller.
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