2 December 2017 – 3 December 2017 @ Theatre West, Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Japan

Due to unavoidable circumstances, although “DRUMS” was scheduled to be performed in two parts, only the first half, written and directed by Chong Tze Chien (Singapore), was performed. 

“DRUMS” was scheduled to be performed in two parts—the first part written and directed by Chong Tze Chien (The Finger Players theatre company, Singapore) and the second part written and directed by Shigeki Nakano (Shigeki Nakano + Frankens, Japan). Unfortunately, due to Mr. Nakano’s poor health, performance of the second part was not possible.

The program was changed and featured the first part only.

(Source: Tokyo Metropolitan Festival website)


A new, original play inspired by the Noh play “The Damask Drum” by directors from both Japan and Singapore. What form will this “tragic love story” take in 2017 Tokyo?

Directors from Japan and Singapore tackle the world of the Noh play “The Damask Drum”.

(Source: Tokyo Metropolitan Festival website)


[Part 1]

Director & Writer: Chong Tze Chien
Cast: Jean Ng, Oliver Chong, Myra Loke, Ang Hui Bin

[Part 2]

Director & Writer: Nakano Shigeki
Cast: Fukuda Takeshi, Tanaka Yuya, Koizumi Maki, Zee Wong

other stagings


Chong Tze Chien
Director, Playwright
Nakano Shigeki
Director, Playwright
Fukuda Takeshi
Tanaka Yuya