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Creating the world of Harjuku Girls: Cécile Trémolières on design, Cosplay and sliding doors

Designer Cécile Trémolières has been getting deservedly fantastic reviews for her work on Harajuku Girls. I met up with her to talk about how she approached the challenge of creating such a huge and varied world in a tiny space like the Finborough and to undesrtand a bit more her process, inspiration and all things Cosplay…

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Backstage with Sadao Ueda

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We sat down for ten minutes with Harajuku Girls star Sadao Ueda as he took time out from preparing for the play.

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Behind the scenes with Papergang Theatre

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Papergang Theatre is part of the producing team behind Harajuku Girls. A champion of new writing and East Asian talent, they found themselves perfectly placed to work with Francis Turnly on this particular play. We caught up with co-founder Simon Ly to ask him more about Papergang’s ethos, history and that leap of faith when a play comes off the paper page and onto the living stage.

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Twelve Questions with Kunjue Li

It’s time to share the last in my Twelve Questions series and introduce you to the next member of our trio of Harajuku Girls. Kunjue’s recent work includes lead roles in Peaky Blinders, One Child and Ripper Street. In Harajuku Girls she has risen to the challenge of playing two very different parts: the innocent Yumi and Fumi, the most longstanding member of the image club which Mari and Keiko soon find themselves a part of.

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London Anime & Gaming Con

Today, I went along to the London Anime & Gaming Con and joined the hundreds in attendance at London Met.

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Haruka Abe

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Here’s Haruka as our Mari from the photoshoot.

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Kunjue Li

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Here’s Kunjue Li who has confirmed as Yumi donning the glass for us earlier this week

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Elizabeth Tan

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Here’s a photo of Elizabeth Tan who has confirmed as Keiko from a photo shoot earlier this week. We have just started to rehearsals so more pics to follow.

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