THE鍵KEY

10 Tollgate Drive, London, SE21 7LS
Sat 3rd August 2019 - Sun 4th August 2019
Capacity for this show is very small, however tickets may be released nearer the time when the rehearsal process takes place. If you wish to go on a waiting list please email info@tete-a-tete.org.uk with the date and time of the performance you would like to be on the waiting list for.


‘20 years of marriage yet I can’t speak with my wife’

But the husband is desperate to communicate with his wife about one subject in particular – their mutually unfulfilling sex life.Inspired by the novella of the same name by renowned Japanese author Junichiro Tanizaki, “THE鍵KEY” peers in on a secretive family and newcomer Kimura, as their lives take a dramatic turn following the husband’s new year resolution.

Fresh from its sell-out Tokyo run, this site-specific, Anglo-Japanese work invites audiences to become voyeurs as they move freely around a private residence to eavesdrop on small ensembles of singers, a dancer, and Japanese and Western instruments as this intimate drama unfolds…

Produced by The Kagi Project in partnership with Japan Foundation

Supported by Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)

Music: Francesca Le Lohé
Words: Francesca Le Lohé with excerpts from Junichiro Tanizaki's 'The Key’ in the original Japanese.

ACCESS BOOKING: If you have any access requirements please email info@tete-a-tete.org.uk to let us know prior to booking.

PLEASE NOTE: THE鍵KEY is performed in a private house.  There is no cloakroom. We will ask audience members to remove their shoes.  Doors open 15 minutes before the performance.  We expect the limited audience capacity to fill very fast so please let us know if you end up unable to use your tickets so that others on the waiting list can take your places.
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