George Takei wants to star on the West End.
The 81-year-old actor made his theatre debut in 2012 in the musical 'Allegiance', which is set during the Japanese American internment of World War II and is inspired by the 'Star Trek' legend's own personal experiences,
and now he wants to bring his show to London and he is looking for "wise and intelligent" producers to pick up the project.
Speaking to BANG Showbiz at the Virgin Holidays Attitude Awards at The Roundhouse in Camden, London, he said: "I've done Broadway and I'd love to see our musical 'Allegiance' on the West End I'm campaigning for that and if there are any wise and intelligent producers they would look into bringing allegiance here."
Takei admits it is a very emotional experience for him to bring his story to the stage because the punishment he and his America-Japanese family endured due to the bombing of Pearl Harbour by Japan's military was the most terrifying time of his life.
He explained: "We filmed the Broadway production of 'Allegiance' and it's the story of - as a five-year-old I was in an American prison camp simply because we looked like the people that bombed Pearl Harbor.
"That was 120,000 American and Japanese ancestors simply because Pearl Harbor was bombed by Japan, we were Americans my mother was born in California, my father was a San Franciscan, my siblings and I were born in Los Angeles. But simply because people looked at us with fear and suspicion and outright hatred the President of the United States ordered all Japanese Americans on the West Coast, 120,000 of us to be rounded up with no charges and no trial. I was behind American barbed wired fences from age five to eight and that's what 'Allegiance' is about."
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