Tickets are $80 and can be purchased at the door (pre-reservation required) or through eventbrite.
Rakugo is a form of entertainment best described as Japanese sit-down comedy or comic story telling. During a show, the Rakugo performer sits on a small pillow (zabuton) dressed in a kimono and acts out the whole story by themselves equipped with only a fan (sensu) and hand towel (tenugui) to help convey ideas. A Rakugo story is told through the conversations between characters, therefore, the performer must be able play the role of each distinct character by changing personality, facial expression, mannerisms, and speech.
This workshop offers a rare opportunity for Australian performers to learn from Showko – the only professionally trained Japanese Rakugo artist currently working outside of Japan.