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Doubtful Sound presents
Hinohara Village

27 February - 2 March 2024

7.30 pm

In an untouched mountainous area of Tokyo prefecture, there’s a  village called Hinohara – a quiet place except perhaps for a cursed execution tree, a necromantic cat, and hairy ogre women.


Barons Court Theatre will host a limited run of newly translated tales from the region along with stories about the Hinohara storytellers themselves. 

Doubtful Sound is a Japanese theatre company currently based in London. They have performed folktales from around Japan in ancient temples, at festivals, over rivers, in Japanese gardens, and at theatres in Japan and England. This World Premiere is a selection of mysterious folktales from an area of Tokyo many won’t have heard of, along with traditional music and dance.  


Translated, written, and performed by Doubtful Sound 

Music and Dance performed by Sherry Sugita 


The Woman Who Eats Babies is warm and joyful in its simplicity. It reminds us of the essence of sharing stories: that it can just be for fun – not always political or radical. It simply brings us together, makes us laugh in  recognition, or through absurdity, and invites an appreciation of cultures.

Sarah Peters - Everything Theatre

All ticket sales are non-refundable.

In exceptional circumstances, we might be able to exchange your ticket for another performance.

Late entry cannot be guaranteed; Latecomers are admitted at the discretion of the visiting company and show with everyone's best experience in mind.  

If you would like to request an exchange or a refund, please write to

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