Set inside a mental hospital, Plastic Rose has been compared to One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest. Though in proximity to others, these characters are alone. Often funny, awkward and poignant, they try to find the warmth and comfort of others. Whether marrying the wrong person, learning to kiss while yawning, walking in stolen high-heel shoes, howling at the moon, or drinking water upside down, these people crave community. Shogo Ota was one of the instrumental voices in creating the rich theatrical landscape of post war Japan. ITDP is proud to present the British Premiere of Plastic Rose.