Our Theatre has invited Hideki Noda as the first Artistic Director in 2009.
Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre
Artistic Director HIDEKI NODA
Hideki Noda is a playwright, director, and actor, and became the artistic director of Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre as of July 2009. Noda launched his first theatre company, Yume no Yuminsha (Dreaming Bohemian) and he had created many works that have been much acclaimed. After disbanding the company in 1992, he went to study in London. In 1993, he established a theatre production company called NODA・MAP. Since then, he presented major hits in succession, including Kill, Pandora no kane (Pandora's Bell), Oil, Akaoni (Red Demon), THE BEE, THE DIVER, The Character, and South. He has collaborated with the Kabuki actor Nakamura Kanzaburo XVIII, and he has adapted Kabuki plays and directed productions such as Tragedy of Togitatsu, and Nezumikozo, in his original versions of the classical Kabuki piece at Kabuki Theatre. Noda is also actively involved in international productions, working with Thai and British actors. He won most of the major drama awards in Japan, and was awarded the 2009 Asahi Prize. He was appointed an Honorary Officer of the British Empire (OBE) in October 2009 and the Medal with Purple Ribbon (for contributions to education and culture) in June 2011. He toured THE BEE English Version around New York, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo in 1st quarter, 2012 and toured Japanese Version in Tokyo, Osaka, Kitakyushu, Matsumoto, and Shizuoka in 2nd quarter, 2012. His work [egg] has presented at Playhouse in Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre as renewal open program on Sep 5 -Oct 28 2012. Since then, he continues to create his original theater work such as MIWA (2013), GEKIRIN (2016), Footprint Princess (2017), One Green Bottle (2017), In the forest, under cherries in full bloom (2018). His new creation, Q：A Night At The Kabuki will be premiered in October 2019.