Back in the 80s, Stan Sakai created a legendary comic book series called Usagi Yojimbo. The title character is a young rabbit who carves out a role as a Samurai in a very anthropomorphic 17th Century Japan, as he encounters a world teeming with bandit racoons, feline ninjas and warring animal clans.
The comic is loved the world over, most notably by comic book mogul and cameo-fan Stan Lee, who calls it 'one of the most original, innovative, well-executed comic books anywhere to be found.'
Now, using techniques that are a little bit beyond my comprehension, those geniuses at the Southwark Playhouse have somehow adapted Usagi and pals for the stage. A little bird tells me it's going to include a lot of video projection, so prepare for an impressive bit of mixed-media trickery if you're lucky enough to make it down.
The play runs from 28th November until 4th January. This is going to beat any panto you've ever caught over the Christmas break, so be sure to buy your tickets on the Southwark Playhouse website now!