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2020 will see the Japanese Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo, and this show is inspired by the traditional story of The Great Race! which tells of how the eastern Zodiac calendar was created.

Legend has it that the Jade Emperor asked twelve creatures to race to decide which years they will look after, depending on the order in which they finish. The story presents all sorts of problems for the creatures taking part, who range from a dragon, to a rat.

They each travel in different ways depending on their physicality and nature. The children watching will be able to discover their birth creature and watch to see where their creature is placed and why.

Performed by two Japanese actors; combining original music and Taiko drumming; traditional dance and puppetry, it tells how not only speed, but also kindness and courage help you cross the finishing line.

8 May 2020 – 9 May 20202020-05-08T11:30:00Z2020-05-09T15:50:00Z



Cannon Hill Park

B12 9QH Birmingham GB

0121 446 3232

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