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Musical takes us back to infamous treason trial
Burnt Lemon Theatre takes us back to post-war America for the infamous story of Tokyo Rose in a new musical.

Tokyo Rose at Birmingham Hippodrome
Tokyo Rose

The show, which was premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2019, is inspired by the true story of a series of broadcasts made to allied troops from cities under Japanese occupation during World War Two. Nicknamed Tokyo Rose by the Americans, the programmes featured female presenters broadcasting Japanese propaganda.

The musical takes us to 1949 when Japanese-American Iva Toguri stands charged with treason for being Tokyo Rose - but is the story as simple as it appears and is Iva really the villain she is being made out to be?

Tokyo Rose at Birmingham Hippodrome
Tokyo Rose plays the Patrick Studio

Coming to the Hippodrome's Patrick Studio on October 28-30, Tokyo Rose won The Edinburgh Untapped Award and the Les Enfants Terribles Stepladder Award. Formed in 2018, Burnt Lemon are a Hippodrome Associate and the tour is presented in association with the Hippodrome and MAST Mayflower Southampton.
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Why? A war time story is given a new lease of life in Burnt Lemon's musical
When: 28-30 October 2021
Phone: 0844 338 5000
Where: Birmingham Hippodrome
Cost: From 20
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