john hemstock black


Oct 14, 2022 at 12:00am ~ Oct 16, 2022 at 11:59pm

Tokyo International Players (TIP) is proud to announce a world-premiere concert reading of the original musical JOHN HEMSTOCK BLACK by Alexander Page, directed by Karen Pauley.

How far would you go to preserve your family’s honor? To save a loved one from the cruelest of fates? Based on the true story of a single, desperate murder in the darkest depths of Georgian England, JOHN HEMSTOCK BLACK is the musical exploration of a troubled soul and the motley crew of colorful characters surrounding him. Playwright/composer Alexander Page cites classic dark comedies such as SWEENEY TODD and THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD as his chief influences; our thrilling, chilling concert reading of JOHN HEMSTOCK BLACK is sure to keep audiences right on the edge of their seats!

Performed for a limited audience at Our Space (Hatagaya Station on the Keio New Line), Friday, October 14th at 7pm; Saturday, October 15th at 1pm and 7pm; and Sunday, October 16th at 1pm and 7pm. Tickets are 2500 yen with advance reservation. No walk-ins will be admitted. Strict prevention protocols for COVID-19 will be in place, including vaccine and mask requirements for audience members. Note that this show includes graphic references to acts of violence. Visit for more information and to reserve tickets.

Show times:
Friday, October 14th, 7:00PM
Saturday, October 15th, 1:00PM and 7:00PM
Sunday, October 16th, 1:00PM and 7:00PM

Tickets available via this website:

Pre-order: 2500 yen

Walk-in: N/A

Suitability suggestion: This show includes graphic references to acts of violence.

Venue: Our Space, Hatagaya




Start: Oct 14th 2022 at 12:00am

End: Oct 16th 2022 at 11:59pm