Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS

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My Neighbour Totoro

October 8, 2022 - January 21, 2023

15 weeks only

Why See My Neighbour Totoro?

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World Premiere

The Royal Shakespeare Company and Joe Hishaishi come together for this exciting world premiere stage adaptation of Studio Ghibli's 1988 coming of age film, My Neighbour Totoro. Combining the Ghibli joy, Hishaishi's glorious score, puppetry and more than a little bit of magic, this brand new show is adapted from Hayao Miyazaki's film by playwright Tom Morton-Smith, with puppets from Basil Twist and direction from double Oliver award winner Phelim McDermott.

What is the story?
A love letter to the power of childhood imagination, sisters Mei and Satsuki are spending the summer in the countryside to be closer to their mother who is recuperating after a big illness. As the days go by, the girls explore their new surroundings, where they stumble across the spirit of the forest, a huge, silent furry creature they name 'Totoro'. Providing the girls with a distraction from their mother's illness, the girls are soon whisked away on the adventure of a lifetime!

Sure to be a massive draw for both children and adults, make sure you note this one down in your diary!

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Opening night: 8 October 2022


You may be required to have had a COVID vaccine in order to attend this performance or show proof of a negative test. Please contact the venue directly for more information on this.

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