YAMATO - the Drummers of Japan are back in the UK following their hugely successful 2017 tour and they will be appearing in the county.

Beginning this month audiences across the country can experience the group’s innovative style; combining traditional Taiko drumming with spectacle and athleticism.

Yamato are bringing their unique style of performance back to Britain for a 18 venue tour – from February 15 to March 31 – presenting a production never before seen in the UK and the 12-strong Taiko troupe will make a return visit to Malvern Theatres for one night only on Thursday, February 21.

The group formed in 1993 with the aim of preserving the tradition of Taiko drumming whilst exploring new possibilities for the majestic instrument, the wadiako, and to create endless opportunities for the rich reverberations to be heard worldwide.

Fitness is a key to their performance and the troupe starts each day with a 10km run and vigorous weight training to keep themselves in peak physical condition and maintain the fitness needed for their nightly two hour performances.

In this brand new show called Passion, or Jhonetsu, the drummers will challenge themselves to their absolute limits both musically and physically, with a show designed to instil audiences with the exhilarating and explosive energy of Taiko and it promises to be their most ambitious and spectacular show to date.