to tonight's performance of Rey Camoy at the Exeter Northcott Theatre!
We are beyond delighted to be here, after our 24-hour journey from Osaka in western Japan, to share with you our latest production.
We’d like to tell you a little about what to expect when the lights go down at 7:30pm. The show is inspired by a 20th century Japanese painter called Rey Camoy. Camoy was fascinated by the dark side of humanity. By all accounts a warm and loving person, in his paintings you sense a lot of suffering. He attempted suicide on several occasions and finally took his life at the age of 57.
Our show is not a biography. Don't expect a story. Imagine that you have wandered into an exhibition of Camoy’s paintings. And the characters on his canvases have come to life. A drunk, a clown, an old crone, a disabled soldier. And a mysterious figure that could be a lover or a muse. Camoy is there too. They hound him and beguile him and draw out his passion and his anguish one by one.
So there isn’t a story. There isn’t even any dialogue. What is there?
Just six actors acting out their longings, in a way that is larger than life. It’s like three-dimensional music. Or what poetry might look like if made up of actions rather than words. And like music or poetry, there's no one way to see the show. It's up to you and your imagination to make sense of it.
We're excited to hear what you think. You can share your impressions with us and the world using #reycamoyuktour. And if you're intrigued by what we do, why not try it out for yourself? Send an email to email@example.com with the subject line "I want to try" and we'll invite you to a free online class in Corporeal Mime - the art on which our show is built.
We hope you enjoy the show.
Kentaro, Tania, Ryuta, Yukko, Teruyan and Tsuttan
10th October 2023
by tarinainanika theatre company
Directed by Kentaro Suyama and Tania Coke
Performed by Kentaro Suyama, Tania Coke,
Ryuta Kawai, Yukiko Masui, Teruya Sugimoto, Masaya Tsujimoto
Music by Tania Coke
Video by Kentaro Suyama
Lights by Sakiko Inaba
Sound and video operation by Marina Nagai
Digital marketing content by Tomoki Nonaka
Special thanks to Piers and Antonia Kotting, Bradninch Youth Club, Bryan Brown, Edward Skidelsky, Naotaka Ikeda and everyone at the Northcott Theatre.
The Rey Camoy UK Tour is supported by