Your trusty Brit About Town apologises for the radio silence - while still dedicated to bringing you the best of spoken word and cool things to do in Tokyo, I've been on vacation... I'm still on vacation but to keep you entertained while I'm away, don't miss my top picks for the next couple of weeks!
Top spoken word picks
Tonight (Fri 24th) is Improvazilla - always amazing. And don't miss Comedy Sumo Slam tomorrow (25th). For arty talks, Pecha Kucha is on June 29th. Meanwhile, for storytelling, Apocrypha is having another show on July 8. And advance warning: Nerd Night is bringing more sciencey talks in a bar to us on July 15.
Top film picks
The Short Shorts film festival is on til 26th June and it's been amazing. The Rainbow Reel Tokyo LGBT film festival kicks off on 9th July. Tickets available now. I just bought a large haul from the nice assistants at Spiral Hall. Here's the program. Films are in English/have English subtitles.
Top theatre picks
See really high quality theatre on screens around town thanks to the UK's National Theatre Live productions. In English with Japanese subtitles:
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time - 25 June - 1 July at Cine Libre Ikebukuro. I've seen it. It's outstanding theatre.
Coriolanus - 25 June - 1 July at Bunkamura Shibuya
Man and Superman - 1-6 July at Nihonbashi and Roppongi.
Othello - 2-8 July at Bunkamura Shibuya
Or if you're in the mood for a touring Broadway show in English, this is the last weekend of Dreamgirls at Tokyu Theatre Orb in Shibuya. I saw it this week and it was a lot of fun.
Happy couple of weeks. See you after my vacation!