The Three Robbers

Programmes are available with English subtitles which automatically appear on the iPod screen.


BIRD Theatre Company TOTTORI

The play is based on a beautiful picture book with striking blue and red colours. Three mysterious black-clad men repeatedly plunder, using their fascinating weapons: an axe, a blunderbuss, and a pepper blower. Their aim seems to have become the act of “collecting wealth” itself. Then they meet a lonely girl and start “sharing the wealth”, which eventually leads to an outcome… First published in 1961 (the Japanese edition published in 1969), this book seems to criticize a capitalist society that is still relevant today. In fact, Ungerer was also a writer of social criticism. It is a deep and gentle story dealing with a challenging subject. This representative repertoire of the BIRD Theatre Company will be presented as an open-air play.

Based on Antigone by Tomi Ungerer

Conceived and Directed by NAKASHIMA Makoto

Performed by SAITO Yoriaki, NAKAGAWA Rena, TAKAHASHI Hitoshi, NAKAGAKI Naohisa, YASUDA Maya, HORI Yuki (from DULL-COLORED POP), SAITO Yukari, SHIMOJI Moto

Stage Design by NAKASHIMA Makoto

Stage director: NAKAI Hiroo (Stage work URAK)

Lighting Operation by SAEGUSA Atsushi

Sound Design by HARA Nobuhiro (oharakikaku)

Costume Design by YASUDA Maya

English Subtitle Translation by MASUKAWA Tomoko

Date & Time

  • Saturday, 25 September, 18:30 Sunday, 26 September, 18:30


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Open Air Theatre


Adults: 2,500 yen

Under 18: 500 yen