Theatre Preview: The Waving Kat

Krazy Kat Theatre Company
Krazy Kat Theatre Company
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THE Waving Cat, known as the Maneki Neko in Japan, is lucky. A common talisman it is believed to bring good fortune to its owner.

Just as well, then, that the not so smart prince at the heart of Krazy Kat Theatre Company’s latest production has just such a charm to help him survive a tropical storm, defeat a wicked sorceress and perform three tricky tasks before midnight.

Krazy Kat co-founder, Leith-born Kinny Gardner returns home tomorrow with The Waving Cat of Japan, a puppet-style show accessible not only to deaf children and young people but also to their hearing peers.

This fantastical Far Eastern adventure is the latest work from the acclaimed Krazy Kat, founded in 1982 by Gardner and the late Alastair Scott McMillan, and currently the only UK theatre company to use sign language in every one of their performances.

Don’t miss it.

The Waving Kat, Scottish Storytelling Centre, High Street, tomorrow, 2pm, £8, 0131-556 1229