Siro-A : Bizarre Comical Techno Fun

Siro-AContinuing the theatrical theme of my last post, if you’re still looking for a Christmas show with a Japanese twist, I can thoroughly recommend Siro-A at the Leicester Square Theatre. It’s usually billed as ‘Japan’s answer to the Blue Man Group’, which isn’t a lot of help if you don’t know much about the Blue Man Group. So here’s a guide to what you can expect from Siro-A’s ‘technodelic’ show. Continue reading

Japan Matsuri in Trafalgar Square

Japan Matsuri

Japan Matsuri is London’s annual celebration of all things Japanese. Arguably Hyper Japan is bigger, but it’s more commercial and you have to pay to get in, while Japan Matsuri is free to all. This year it was held in Trafalgar Square for the second year running and attracted an eclectic mix from London-resident Japanese through die-hard Japan fans to passers-by attracted by the fun and not quite sure what it was all about. Continue reading

Japan’s technodelic illusionists hit London

Siro-A

They played the Edinburgh Fringe in 2011, where they were awarded Melvyn Stutter’s Spirit of the Fringe award; they toured Germany, Denmark and Austria in 2012 where they went down a storm; now it’s London’s turn to be alternately puzzled and dazzled by the ‘technodelic’ mix of live action, video, sound, comedy and strangeness that is Siro-A. Continue reading