literature & poetry
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Convenience Store Woman

Irasshaimasé! Welcome to the store! Sayaka Murata's quirky and profound novel comes to the stage for the first time.

Meet Keiko Furukura, whose world revolves around the Hiiromachi Station Smile Mart.

Single, 36 and working her daily routine, Keiko might even be happy. Only society has other plans for her…

This offbeat Japanese comedy takes a sideways view of life and reveals how it's possible to find happiness in the unlikeliest of places.

The deadpan yet moving novel was called ‘irresistibly quirky’ by The Guardian and ‘as intoxicating as a sake mojito’ by Vogue.

Following New Perspectives’ award-winning production of The Fishermen, New Perspectives and Southbank Centre bring the global bestseller to the stage.

New Perspectives presents Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata adapted for the stage by Nozomi Abe and Jack McNamara.

Dates & times

27 Jul 2020
Approximate run time: 105 mins
Run times may vary, find out more
    • Mon 27 July 2020
      • 7:45 pm


Purcell Room


Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)


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Age recommendation
For ages 16+

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