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One Thousand Paper Cranes (Lu Kemp)

By | Published on Thursday 25 August 2011

Based on a true story, ‘One Thousand Paper Cranes’ uncovers the meaning of true friendship. Suffering from radiation sickness – a lingering repercussion of the Hiroshima bombings – 12 year old Sadako Sasaki is hospitalised. Her best friend and trainer Chiziko, helps lift her spirits by making it a rule to visit at her ward every day and, ultimately, persuading her to make one thousand paper cranes in the belief that it will save her life. Benefiting from snippets of humour weaved into the moving narrative, the performers unveil the charm contained within childhood innocence. Moreover, the colourful display of literally hundreds of paper cranes makes the show even more magical, and adds to the wholly splendid performance.

Assembly George Square, 4 – 27 Aug (not 9, 16, 23), 1.10pm (2.05pm), £8.00 – £10.00, fpp286.
tw rating 4/5