Musashi (London, New York) 

ムサシ LN, NY
Musashi LN, NY

Role: Miyamoto Musashi (宮本武蔵) 

Director: Yukio Ninagawa
Writer: Hisashi Inoue 

Performance Details

05 - 08 May 2010Barbican Theatre, London
15 May - 10 June 2010Saitama Arts Foundation, Saitama, Japan
07 - 10 July 2010Lincoln Center Festival, New York


The story, which revolves around the famous swordsman Miyamoto Musashi, was penned by Inoue more than 20 years ago. He had hoped to turn it into a Broadway musical, but the dream was never realized. Three years prior, Inoue worked with Ninagawa for the first time on a different play (Shakespeare in the 12th Year of Tempo), and they eventually decided to team up again to take "Musashi" to the stage.

The two swordsmen had a famous duel in 1612, during which Sasaki was defeated and killed.



Tatsuya has starred in four variations of this production since 2009, each time Tatsuya acted alongside a different co-star (Shun Oguri (2009), Ryo Katsuji (2010) and Junpei Mizobata (2013-14 & 2018).