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Turn back the dial to 1949 with this brand-new musical first performed at Edinburgh Fringe in 2019. 

Iva Toguri is charged with treason in one of the most controversial trials in American history. Iva stands accused of being the notorious ‘Tokyo Rose’, a Japanese wartime disc jockey who broadcast Axis propaganda to the Allied forces in the Pacific. But was Iva the villain she was made out to be?

Winner of The Edinburgh Untapped Award and the Les Enfants Terribles Stepladder Award, this electrifying new musical tells the true story of how one strong, American-born woman battled through a journey of self acceptance, only to return home to a dangerously divided nation.

Award-winning Burnt Lemon Theatre, who are new Hippodrome Associates, spit piercing verse in an electric new musical broadcast going live in 5, 4, 3…

Listen to the cast recording here.

Presented by Burnt Lemon Theatre in association with Birmingham Hippodrome and MAST Mayflower Southampton.

Price

Tickets from £20

Prices and discounts subject to change, postage from £1.50.

Running Time

Approximately 2 hours 20 minutes including one interval

Age guidance

12+ Contains adult themes

Where?

Patrick Studio

Performances
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Thu
28 Oct
7.45pm Tickets £20 Book Now
Fri
29 Oct
7.45pm Tickets £20
BSL Interpreted

BSL Interpreted

A signer, placed at the side of the stage, communicates the script and sounds of the show visually with gestures and facial expressions using British Sign Language. Book by phone to get the best seats for your needs.

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Sat
30 Oct
3.00pm Tickets £22.50 Book Now
Sat
30 Oct
7.45pm Tickets £22.50 Book Now
Discounts & Concessions

CONCESSIONS

We offer a range of discounts and concessions to enable everyone to enjoy an affordable visit to Birmingham Hippodrome.

FRIENDS

2-for-1, Thu & Fri performances
Limited availability

GROUPS

Parties of 8+
£15 tickets, Thu & Fri performances

Email groupsales@birminghamhippodrome.com for more information and to book now!

CLICK HERE for further information on Group Bookings

FIRST NIGHT 16-24 YEAR OLDS’ MEMBERSHIP

£10 tickets, Thu performance only
Limited availability

GENERAL CONCESSIONS – UNWAGED, UNDER 18s and SENIORS

£3 off, Thu & Fri performances
Limited availability

CONCESSIONS FOR PATRONS WITH DISABILITIES

£5 off each ticket in all seating areas.
2-for-1 for disabled patrons who require the service/support of a companion.

CLICK HERE for more information on our Access Performances

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Discounts and Concessions are offered subject to availability at the discretion of the Information and Sales Manager. Top three price bands only, unless otherwise stated. Restrictions may apply. Only one discount per ticket may apply, unless otherwise stated. Offers are non retrospective and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Valid ID must be presented where applicable. Additional discounts may be offered from time to time.

Food & Drink

Our Bars

You’ll receive a warm welcome at our Foyer Bars, conveniently positioned for both Stalls and Circle levels.

Coffee Bar

Our Coffee Bar is open all day for Quarter Horse barista coffee and a quick and tasty bite to eat.

Assisted Performances

We strive to provide access for all

For dates of audio-described, captioned or British Sign Language (BSL) interpreted performances, please see below. These vary from show to show. It is always best to book through our Access phone line 0121 689 1060 when booking assisted performances.

  • BSL Interpreted: Fri 29 Oct 7.45pm

Concessions for patrons with disabilities

£5 off standard price tickets.
2 for 1 for disabled patrons who require the service/support of a companion.
Limited availability.

CLICK HERE for more information on our Accessible Performances

Creative Team

DIRECTOR – Hannah Benson
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR – Amelia Kinu Muus

BOOK AND LYRICS – Maryhee Yoon & Cara Baldwin
ADDITIONAL BOOK – William Patrick Harrison, Hannah Benson and Jonathan Man
DRAMATURGY – Haruka Ueda, Hannah Benson and Jonathan Man
CULTURAL CONSULTANT- Haruka Ueda
TRANSLATOR – Yuki Sutton

COMPOSER – William Patrick Harrison
MUSIC ADVISOR – Nicola T. Chang
VOCAL ARRANGEMENT AND MUSICAL DIRECTION – Hannah Benson
DIRECTOR – Hannah Benson
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR – Amelia Kinu Muus

BOOK AND LYRICS – Maryhee Yoon & Cara Baldwin
ADDITIONAL BOOK – William Patrick Harrison, Hannah Benson and Jonathan Man
DRAMATURGY – Haruka Ueda, Hannah Benson and Jonathan Man
CULTURAL CONSULTANT- Haruka Ueda
TRANSLATOR – Yuki Sutton

COMPOSER – William Patrick Harrison
MUSIC ADVISOR – Nicola T. Chang
VOCAL ARRANGEMENT AND MUSICAL DIRECTION – Hannah Benson

PRODUCER – Tanya Agarwal
ASSISTANT PRODUCER – Marie-Elena Nash

CHOREOGRAPHY – Hannah Benson and Amelia Kinu Muus

PRODUCTION MANAGER – LBRDR (Oran Doyle, Anthony Hollis, Daniel Hemming)
SET DESIGNER – Luke W. Robson
LIGHTING DESIGNER – Holly Ellis
SOUND DESIGNER – Jamie Lu
COSTUME DESIGNER – Erin Chouying Guan
ART DEPARTMENT ASSISTANTS – Scotty Rankin & Lu Herbert
COSTUME ASSISTANT – Ella Bernard

STAGE MANAGER – Phoebe Eldekvist
RELIGHTER – Jonny Ellis
SOUND OPERATOR – Rachel O’Hanlon

PUBLICITY DESIGNER – Rebecca Pitt
PR – Chloe Nelkin Consulting
PHOTOGRAPHER AND VIDEOGRAPHER – Steve Gregson

"Book as soon as you can. A must-see.”

Musical Theatre Review

"Tokyo Rose will be the next breakout
musical hit of the Edinburgh Fringe."

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