Following on from a sell out residency at the Leicester Square Theatre in 2015, Kentaro Kobayashi will bring his solo show Mr Potsunen’s Peculiar Slice of Life to the Print Room at the Coronet for a limited run.
Featuring the performance artist’s original animations and manga-style drawings, Kentaro Kobayashi’s mime-based performance combines the worlds of art and magic.
Being ‘potsunen’ in Japanese means being terribly lonely. Fittingly, it is the name of this man, Mr Potsunen, who lives a hauntingly lonely life. This solitary gentleman is obsessed with totally unimportant things and works really hard at things that are seemingly trivial. For him, everything he does is just a part of his everyday life, but for the audience, it may be funny, beautifully sad and perhaps a bit peculiar.
By mixing live performance with film and projection, Mr Potsunen’s Peculiar Slice of Life is a tender but eccentric story of one gentleman’s daily existence.
Kentaro Kobayashi first performed the solo show series “Potsunen” in 2005 in Tokyo. Mr Potsunen’s Peculiar Slice of Life was first performed in the UK at the Leicester Square Theatre in 2015, having performed in Paris and Monaco, as well as extensively touring Kobayashi’s home country of Japan.
Talking about the news Anda Winters, Artistic Director of Print Room at the Coronet, said: ‘Since seeing Mr Potsunen’s Peculiar Slice of Life in 2015, I have been determined to bring Kentaro’s enduring performance to our beautiful venue. I’m thrilled to be able to present this stunning theatrical event to a London audience.’
Mr Potsunen’s Peculiar Slice of Life will play at the Print Room at the Coronet from the 5th to the 8th July. For more information and to book tickets visit: http://www.the-print-room.org/theatre/spring-2017-season/mr-potsunen/.