Turn back the dial to 1949.
Iva Toguri is charged with treason in one of the most controversial trials in American history. Iva stands accused of being the notorious 'Tokyo Rose', a Japanese wartime disc jockey who broadcast Axis propaganda to the Allied forces in the Pacific. But was Iva the villain she was made out to be?
Award-winning Burnt Lemon Theatre spit piercing verse in an electric new musical broadcast going live in 5, 4, 3...
WINNER! The New Diorama & Underbelly Untapped Award 2019. Supported by Arts Council England.
WINNER! Les Enfants Terribles Stepladder Award.
Quotes & Reviews
PRESS ON TOKYO ROSE
★★★★★ “Dazzling… a must-see” Musical Theatre Review
★★★★ “A powerhouse of a production” A Younger Theatre
★★★★ “Stunning” Broadway Baby
★★★★ “An intelligent, inventive new musical” Fest
ABOUT BURNT LEMON
Burnt Lemon Theatre is an award-winning, female led company launching work from gut to stage.
“Terrifyingly talented & anarchically inclined” Jesse Briton
Focussing skills of musicianship & new writing to tackle tough topics surrounding gender & politics. Artistic directors Hannah Benson and Cara Baldwin bring the heat with a vision to create ballsy theatre (without the balls). In 2018 Burnt Lemon were awarded East 15’s Graduate Award and named a New Diorama Graduate Emerging Company 2018-19.
CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM
Director: Hannah Benson
Writers: Cara Baldwin, Maryhee Yoon
Assistant Director: Maryhee Yoon
Producer: Tanya Agarwal
Composer: William Patrick Harrison
Set Designer: Luke W. Robson
Lighting Designer: Holly Ellis
Costume Designer: Erin Guan