Yamato - Passion at Peacock Theatre tickets
Yamato - Passion at Peacock Theatre tickets

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About the show

Drums are a pivotal part of traditional Japanese music, heard in Shinto rituals and festivals throughout Japan. In recent history, this distinctive style of drumming has spread beyond the East Asian country, with companies touring the world sharing this music with audiences everywhere. Yamato is one such company which has garnered much praise for their new show Yamato - Passion, after decades of touring.

Founded in 1993 in the Nara Prefecture of Japan, Yamato has performed in 51 different countries. They travel the world performing for more than half the year, and aim to give audiences a renewed enthusiasm for life. They use a range of different drum sizes in their shows, but the massive Odaiko drums that weigh more than half a tonne are one of the company’s most impressive features.

A cast of sixteen drummers are led by Artistic Director Masa Ogawa, who is charged with creating compositions and staging. Yamato’s shows are accompanied by colourful sets and lighting, evoking gig culture as well as classical music. He combines the modern with the traditional to create an experience that is a fusion of cultures all whilst being undeniably Japanese.

Though these styles of drumming performances are often seen on TV and in film, a live Yamato production is an incomparable experience; this is traditional music that is rarely seen live on stage. Yamato - Passion plays a strictly limited number of performances at London's Peacock Theatre. The production runs from 12 March to 31 March 2019.

Recommended for

People interested in Japanese culture and music will love this distinctive style of performance. Contemporary music fans and gig-goers will also love the energy of Yamato’s performances.

Age Recommendations: No under 5's

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours (including an interval)
Opened: 12 Mar 2019
Booking from: 31 Mar 2019
Booking until: 31 Mar 2019

Location and map

Peacock Theatre
Portugal Street, Off Kingsway
London, WC2A 2HT

4 Reviews Add review

Exceptionally talented drummers who appear to love performing. Well worth an evening of your life.

lynnemeredith 5”7, 19 reviews, 0 helpful votes

A fantastic, vibrant and energetic show. So much ‘passion’ and energy from the performers. Was far, far better than I expected.

LWH 5"4, 17 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Show was fantastic, full of energy really enjoyed it. Will book next time they come on tour.

gillianc6 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Amazing and full of energy drum show. Spectacular and memorable performance.

alexeyk 1 review, 0 helpful votes