Utter Mess! a magical, blissful, and funny theatrical journey

Embrace the chaos with StoneCrabs and Busu Theatre Tokyo‘s magical, thought-provoking, funny and blissful new theatrical journey.

Click here for the full round up of reviews.

A show that mixes theatre, live music, clowning and magic. Searching for meaning and connection, a company of artists end up in Tokyo’s Museum of Lost Things, a curious place where nothing is remembered forever.

Utter Mess! features the critically acclaimed Inês Sampaio from 2019’s The Trial (★★★★ “Sharp, radiant and engaging” – BN1 Magazine; ★★★★★ “Outstanding” – Traspi.net; ★★★★ “captivates, educates and entertains” – DIVA Magazine) and Ecco Shirasaka from 2017’s Busu & The Damask Drum (“extravagant and visual” – The Wee Review; “A burst of energy and culture” – FringeGuru).

Tour Dates 

16 & 17 July, Koenji Studio, Tokyo; 27 & 28 July, Omnibus Clapham, London; 29 & 30 July, Ventnor Fringe, Isle of Wight; 31 July, Bar 74 Ryde, Isle of Wight; 5 – 13 & 15 – 20 August, Greenside Venues, Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Utter Mess will be available for On Demand viewing this coming Autumn/Winter season.

Click here for the StoneCrabs Utter Mess Press Release.


Creative Team

Written/Devised by: Franko Figueiredo & Cast

Directed by: Franko Figueiredo (UK) 

Performed by: Inês Sampaio (UK) & Ecco Shirasaka (Japan) 

Design: Carlos Pina

Executive Producer: Fabio Santos

Assistant Producer: Daniela Cristo

We are very grateful for the support of Arts Council England and The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation.