Meet the Raiju, supernatural embodiments of lightening who have unwittingly found themselves in the service of a hapless dog trainer tragically bereft of talent (as well as of any idea his new performing dogs aren’t really dogs at all!) Never one to miss an opportunity, the Raiju make the most of their situation to explore the new and intriguing world they find themselves in. Will they eventually follow their new master’s commands or will he end up following theirs?
Presented by a cast of two or three experienced performers, the show consists of a dog trainer and either one or two stilt-based Raiju foxes, depending on your requirements. The elaborate costumes and masks are hand crafted in-house by our expert artistic team and based on the ancient Japanese folk character Raiju. This unique small-scale walkabout performance incorporates a narrative which has been developed with flexibility and improvisation in mind, allowing performers to react and engage confidently in any situation. The 20-45 minute performance is dynamic, interactive and comic; making the surrounding environment and audience an integral part of the story.