EATEN tours in Scotland this autumn!!

(see Forthcoming Events for the tour dates)

Brief Biography

Originally trained as a zoologist, then as a theatre designer, Mamoru is also a performance maker based in Edinburgh, Scotland. The performance works are rooted in his knowledge and experience in designing set, costume and projection as well as his interests in 2D and 3D, liveness and pre-recorded-ness, gender and sexuality, fairytales and evolution theories.

All his full-length pieces toured in the UK and internationally to countries including Germany, Turkey, Italy, Spain, Ireland, Portugal, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland and the USA.

His theatre design work include Mincemeat (Cardboard Citizens, Best Design, Evening Standard Theatre Awards)and The Pink Bits (Mapping4D, Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Award).

To view/download Mamoru’s portfolio, click here

What critics said about Mamoru’s performance work


...a really cunning, witty work that makes the brain cells spark with delight. (Mary Brennan, The Herald)

...surreally comic...exploration of time by one of the UK theatre’s most ingenious figures. (Tom Wicker, The Stage)

...beautifully techno-cockoo ... charmingly dead-pan, witty and inventive. (Donald Hutera, The Times)

...Iriguchi’s wild imagination and rudimentary graphics could lead us anywhere. (Peter Crawley, The Irish Times)

...absurdly hilarious, it's also very sweet. One of the most imaginative things you’ll see (Lyndsey Winship, Time Out)


2019 //BUZZCUT// Double Thrills Associateship

2018 Nomination, Best Production for Children and Young People, CATS (Critic’s Awards for Theatre in Scotland) for Eaten

2016 Autopsy Award (Summerhall and Feral Arts for 4D Cinema)

2016 Best Director, Asian Arts Awards (for 4D Cinema)

2014 SACRED commission (Chelsea Theatre for 4D Cinema)

2014 Residency (@ Frankfurt LAB for 4D Cinema)

2014 Spring Loaded commission (The Place for GRAFT)

2014 N.O.W.14 (The Yard for PAINKILLERS)

2014 Residency (@ National Theatre Studio for PAINKILLERS)

2013 Projector/Conjector selected as a Priority Company @ Aerowaves, Spring Forward Festival

2013 Choreodrome residency (@The Place for GRAFT)

2012 The Place Prize commisson (The Place, London for One Man Show)

2012- 15 Artsadmin Associate Artist

2012 Fierce Festival / Pilot commission (Birmingham for Alone in Cinema)

2010 Plateaux commission(Mousonturm, Frankfurt for Into the Skirt)

2009 SPILL Festival National Platform (National Theatre Studio for Pregnant?!)

2009 Best Design, Evening Standard Theatre Awards                                   (Mincemeat, Cardboard Citizens)

2004 Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Award

(The Pink Bits, Mapping4D)

Current/Recent Collaboration with other artists

Brian Lobel – The Sick of the Fringe/Fun with Cancer Patients/Cruising for Art/ various projects

Mamoru’s role: Performance artist/ Graphic Designer / Theatre Designer

Mamoru worked as graphic designer for Brain’s various projects including Carpe Minuta Prima, Purge and his DVD published by Live Art Development Agency. Mamoru regularly performs for Cruising for Art that Brian curates.

Susanne Zaun –

Mamoru’s role: Theatre Designer

Susanne is a preformance maker, director and dramaturg based in Frankfurt. She is working with Mamoru also as dramaturg on his new projects.

Ivor MacAskill– The Clothes Show (working title)

Mamoru’s role: Performance artist

Mamoru was invited to work with Eilidh on her new performance piece about gender in children’s theatre. Their first outing was at Southbank Centre, London, July 2016.

Freddie Opoku-Addaie / Graeme Miller – Show of Hands

Mamoru’s role: Designer

A choreographic piece that was premiered in autumn 2013 as part of Dance Umbrella. It is currently touring nationally.

Tim Jeeves -- The Kindness of Strangers

Mamoru’s role: Designer

In1998, after intensive treatment for malignant tumours in his leg, lungs and liver, Tim was given bone marrow by an anonymous donor. Partly a reflection on how to thank the most significant person Tim has never met, but also an exploration of how we deal with another’s generosity, The Kindness of Strangers opens a bag of marrow and – even though it might get a bit messy – takes a look at what’s inside

Nicola Conibere -- Count Two / Practice

Mamoru’s role: Lighting Designer/ Production Manager

Choreographical projects. Other collaborators: Gerrard Bell, Antje Hildebrandt, Tim Jeeves, Elena Koukoli, Taylan Halici, Neil Callaghan, Helka Kaski, Lucille Acevedo-Jones, Duncun McLeod. 




Mamoru selected as //BUZZUCUT// Double Thrills Associate Artist 2019 to develop What You See When Your Eyes Are Closed / What You Don’t See When Your Eyes Are Open

Independent Art Projects awarded with Creative Scotland’s new Touring Fund to tour Eaten this autumn!

EATEN is nominated for CATS (Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland)! click here for more info!

Tate Kids video “How to be a Performance Artist” is now online. click here to view it!

Forthcoming Events



1.30pm*&7.30pm, Wed 11 Sept,Orkney Theatre, Kirkwall

4.30pm, Fri 13 Sept

CatStrand, New Galloway

3pm, Sat 14

North Edinburgh Arts

2pm, Sun 15 Sept

Paisley Arts Centre

1.30pm, Wed 18 Sept

Eastwood Park Theatre, Giffnock

1.30pm, Thu 19 Sept

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

2pm, Sat 21 Sept

The Byre Theatre, St Andrews

1.30pm*, Mon 23 Sept

Mull Theatre, Tobermory

6.30pm, Wed 25 Sept

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Sleat

*Thu 26 September

Macphail Centre, Ullapool

2pm, Sat 28 Sept

Whiting Bay Hall, Arran

1.30pm, Wed 2 Oct

MAC Arts Centre, Galashiels

4pm, Thu 3 Oct

Dunoon Burgh Hall

2pm, Sat 5 Oct

Eden Court Theatre, Inverness

2.30pm, Sun 6 Oct

The Barn, Banchory 

(*Schools performance only)

Theatre Design

Love Song to Lavender Menace

by James Ley

Royal Lyceum, Oct 2019

24 Italian Songs and Arias

by Brian Lobel

Rich Mix, Nov 2019