Sandaime Richard

  • Written by Hideki NODA
  • Direction: ONG Keng Sen
  • Photo: Jun Ishikawa

The stage is a courtroom. The accused is “Richard”; the prosecutor, “Shakespeare.” Originally performed by playwright Hideki Noda's own theater company Yume no Yuminsha in the 1990s, Sandaime Richard is revived with a multinational cast by Asia’s leading director Ong Keng Sen. The play features a cast including kabuki actor Kazutaro Nakamura, kyogen performer Doji Shigeyama, former Takarazuka Revue member Seika Kuze, Junko Emoto of theater company Kegawazoku, an accomplished actress active in Singapore and Indonesia, and a Balinese shadow puppet master. Sandaime Richard had its world premiere in Shizuoka; after a performance in Singapore this September, the piece will finally be making its Tokyo debut.


Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre (Theatre West)
  • 11.26 (Sat) 18:00
  • 11.27 (Sun) 13:00 / 18:00
  • 11.28 (Mon) No performance
  • 11.29 (Tue) 14:00 / 19:00
  • 11.30 (Wed) 19:00
  • 12.1 (Thu) 14:00 / 19:00
  • 12.2 (Fri) 19:00
  • 12.3 (Sat) 13:00 / 18:00
  • 12.4 (Sun) 13:00
140 min.
Performed in Japanese, English and Indonesian with Japanese and English surtitles


All seats reserved ¥5,500 / Other tickets available

Cast / Staff

Written by Hideki NODA
Direction ONG Keng Sen
Supported by Motorboat Racing Association, Japan Foundation for Regional Art-Activities, the 50th Anniversary of Singapore-Japan Diplomatic Relations (SJ50)
Endorsed by Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Japan
In cooperation with NODA・MAP, Shochiku
In association with Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre / Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) / Shizuoka Performing Arts Center (SPAC) / Kumamoto Prefectural Theater / May Theatre / The Museum of Art, Kochi / Fukuoka City Foundation for Arts and Cultural Promotion.
Co-organized by Singapore International Festival of Arts, Shizuoka Performing Arts Center (SPAC)
Presented by Arts Council Tokyo & Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture),

Artist Profile

ONG Keng Sen

Theater director/festival director of the Singapore International Festival of Arts

ONG Keng Sen has actively contributed to the development and trans-globalization of Asian beauty in contemporary art as a theater director In addition to graduating from the graduate school of New York University Tisch School of the Arts, she also has a law degree. His Shakespeare trilogy was shown at locations around the world such as the Lincoln Center, Edinburgh International Festival, Paris Municipal Theatre, Shizuoka Performing Arts Center (SPAC), and Theatre Cocoon. He has been responsible for the launch of the world-famous Flying Circus Project (currently suspended) and Arts Network Asia as artistic director of the theater company Theater Works, and has also been actively engaged in leadership of the up-and-coming artists. He created the IN TRANSIT festivals in Berlin that were held from 2001 to 2003. In 2010, he was awarded the Fukuoka prestigious Asian Culture Prize for contemporary performance achievements in Asia.