COME AS YOU ARE: INU-OH (15)
Sat 12 Nov 2022 - Sun 13 Nov 2022
£8* Standard | £5* Student / Under 25s
Various (See times below)
Dir. Masaaki Yuasa
2021 | 98 mins | Japan
Japanese with English subtitles
Avu-chan, Mirai Moriyama
Come As You Are Festival presents INU-OH, an amine rock opera here to shake the world up and take you on a journey like no other.
Inu-oh is born with unique physical characteristics. Horrified, the adults in his community cover every inch of his body with garments, including a mask on his face. One day, he meets a boy named Tomona, a blind biwa player. As Tomona plays a delicate song of tangled fate, Inu-oh discovers an incredible ability to dance. Inu-oh and Tomona become business partners and inseparable friends, using their creative gifts to survive on the margins of society, as song after song gain them notoriety and propel them to stardom. Through the songs, Inu-oh mesmerises his audiences on stage, and he gradually begins to transform into someone of unequalled beauty. But why is Tomona blind? Why was Inu-oh born with unique characteristics? It is a story about the friendship of Inu-oh and Tomona, who dance and sing to get to the truth and break each other’s curse.
Come As You Are Festival will include performance, discussion, poetry, art, workshops, comedy and much more that will take over the venue for a free festival, celebrating the Trans, Non-Binary & Gender Diverse community in Devon & the South West.
Come As You Are Festival is delivered in partnership with University of Exeter’s EDI team and the Trans & Non-Binary Café Network, sponsored by The Real McCoy and Renowned Hair Salon, with additional support from Altum Media.