Akio! is a heartwarming love story with a twist.

The tale tells of a shy young school boy who is bullied by his peers and retreats to his video games for comfort and security. The only thing that will draw Akio’s eyes away from these games is Harumi, the girl of his dreams. When Harumi is sucked into the video game world and kidnapped by the villain of the story, Akio must find bravery and strength within himself to save her.

Told through the medium of physical theatre, Akio! tells a universal coming-of-age story which celebrates childhood, love and growth.

Akio! will be playing at Hayes Theatre from Saturday July 4 – Sunday July 12