Anjin - The Shogun
- Sadler's Wells
William Adams, known in Japanese as Anjin, was an English maritime pilot who is believed to be the first Englishman to ever reach Japan. His story is brought to the stage in a stunning new play directed by the Royal Shakespeare Company's Artistic Director, Gregory Doran, and written by Mike Poulton with Shoichiro Kawai.
Washed ashore on a strange and exotic land, Anjin soon finds himself as the trusted adviser to the powerful Shogun Tokugawa, drawn to the heart of a dangerous clash of cultures and struggle for power, whilst war threatens to erupt all around. Torn between two worlds and two lives, Anjin must decide who he really is, and where he really belongs.
Anjin The Shogun and The English Samurai an epic and compelling tale of friendship, honour, love and sacrifice, and will be performed in English and Japanese with surtitles in both languages.