“All the Sky Above the Earth (Wendy’s Syndrome)”

Text, Direction, Stage Design, Costumes: Angélica Liddell
November 21st – November 23rd
VenueTokyo Metropolitan Theatre (Playhouse)
Dates 11/21 (Sat) 18:00
11/22 (Sun) 18:00*
11/23 (Mon) 14:00
*Pre-performance talk
Box office opens 1 hour before.
Doors open 30 minutes before.
Duration 160 min. (no interval)
Language Spanish (and English, Chinese, Norwegian, and French) with Japanese and English surtitles
Tickets Advance: ¥5,500 / Day: ¥6,000
Reserved seating
Tickets on general sale from September 27th, 10:00
Early Bird Discounts
Limited numbers of tickets will be sold at a special discount of around 30% on the following four days:
September 23rd to September 26th



A poetic exploration of utopia, violence, and lost youth

Spanish theatre giant Angélica Liddell is famed for her lyrical work examining humanity through themes of sex, violence, and madness. After both shocking and beguiling audiences at the Festival d’Avignon and other festivals and theatres all over Europe, Liddell makes her long-awaited debut in Japan with this acclaimed production. The protagonist is Wendy, the heroine of the timeless children’s story Peter Pan. But now Wendy isn’t in Neverland: she’s in Utøya, the Norwegian island where 69 young people were killed in 2011. Wendy also travels to Shanghai, where old people dance a waltz on the streets. This is an itinerant portrait of solitude, maternity, and chaos told through the eyes of Wendy, who is powerfully played by Liddell herself.


  • Wendys SyndromePhoto: Jun Ishikawa
  • Wendys SyndromePhoto: Jun Ishikawa
  • Wendys SyndromePhoto: Jun Ishikawa
  • Wendys SyndromePhoto: Jun Ishikawa
  • Wendys SyndromePhoto: Jun Ishikawa
  • Wendys SyndromePhoto: Jun Ishikawa
  • Wendys SyndromePhoto: Jun Ishikawa
  • Wendys SyndromePhoto: Jun Ishikawa


Artist Profile


Angélica Liddell

Writer, director, performer

Born in 1966, Angélica Liddell is a well-known name at many important European festivals. Her play “La casa de la fuerza” received the Premio Nacional de Literatura Dramática, Spain’s most prestigious playwriting award, in 2012. She won the Leone d’argento per il Teatro (Silver Lion for Theatre) at the Venice Biennale in 2013. In 1993, she founded Atra Bilis Teatro (“black bile theatre”) in Madrid, where she has staged 22 productions. As an avant-garde, radical and uncompromising artist, she was initially relegated to the fringe art scene, but after she presented her work outside Spain she soon won recognition. Today, Liddell’s productions are presented all over Europe and beyond. Her work has been translated into many languages. In addition to theatre work, Liddell also writes poetry and prose.

Workshop Photos

    Angélica Liddell workshop in Tokyo, July 2015

  • Angelica Liddell Workshop
  • Angelica Liddell Workshop
  • Angelica Liddell Workshop
  • Angelica Liddell Workshop

Cast & Creative Team

Text, Direction, Stage Design, Costumes:Angélica Liddell
Cast:Fabián Augusto Gómez Bohórquez, Xie Guinü, Lola Jiménez, Jenny Kaatz, Angélica Liddell, Sindo Puche, Zhang Qiwen, Maxime Trousset, Saite Ye, PHACE (musical ensemble), Xue Ying Dong Wu (Chinese pipa)
Music:Jo Yeong-wook
Lighting:Carlos Marquerie
Lighting Operator:Octavio Gómez
Sound: Antonio Navarro
Technical Manager:Marc Bartolo
Stage Manager:Julio Provencio
Assistant Director:María José F. Aliste
Production & Logistics:Gumersindo Puche, Saite Ye, Genica Montalbano
Executive Producer:Gumersindo Puche
Produced byIaquinandi S.L.
Co-produced byFestival d’Avignon, Wiener Festwochen (Vienna), Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe (Paris), Festival d’Automne à Paris, deSingel Internationale Kunstcampus (Anvers), Le Parvis Scène nationale Tarbes-Pyrénées
In co-operation withTeatros Del Canal (Madrid), Tanzquartier (Vienna)
Supported byComunidad de Madrid y Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte – INAEM
Technical Manager:Eiji Torakawa
Stage Manager:Keisuke Watanabe
Stage Assistants:Kazuhiko Nakahara, Nozomi Murakami
Stage Design Co-ordination:Minami Abe
Props Co-ordination:Yukari Jozuka
Sound Co-ordination: Akira Aikawa (Sound Weeds Inc.)
Lighting Co-ordination:Makiko Sasaki (Factor Co., Ltd.)
Surtitles: Shiori Ueno
Translation:Yoichi Tajiri
Production Co-ordination:Shiori Sungawa, Toshifumi Matsumiya, Akiko Juman
In co-operation withthe Embassy of Spain in Japan
Presented byFestival/Tokyo