The outstanding new musical Tokyo Rose continues it’s incredible development heading through 2021. You will have to watch this space for more news on the show but Hannah and all the Burnt Lemon team have been burning the midnight oil getting everything in place and we can’t wait for them to have the opportunity to share the next stage of Iva’s journey with you all!
The Guardian (Edinburgh 2019): While it would be overselling this show to call it Hamilton meets Angels in America, it has the hip-hop firepower of the former and, like the latter, it explores the state’s injustice to its outsiders – especially when they’re accused of treason. Performed by an all-female cast, Tokyo Rose tells the story of Iva d’Aquino, a Japanese American woman charged with broadcasting propaganda during world war two in order to demoralise Allied troops. With smart retro visuals and songs that snap like a GI’s chewing gum, this tells a complex story with admirable economy and shines a light on a particularly murky corner of American history