Why See My Neighbour Totoro?
returning to the west end stage
Winner 2023 Olivier Awards - Best Entertainment or Comedy Play, Best Costume Design, Best Sound Design, Best Set Design, Best Lighting Design and Best Director!
The Royal Shakespeare Company and Joe Hishaishi's multi-Olivier Award-winning My Neighbour Totoro is returning to the West End stage this Autumn! Combining the Ghibli joy, Hishaishi's glorious score, puppetry and more than a little bit of magic, this spectacular show is adapted from Hayao Miyazaki's film by playwright Tom Morton-Smith, with puppets from Basil Twist and direction from triple 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!
Opening night: 21 November 2023
Age 6+, please see extra info
And before you stop reading
We suggest age 6+, but younger guests are welcome. The show will be quite long (running time TBC), quite loud in parts and possibly scary for some younger children at moments. Children need to occupy their own seats at all times throughout the performance. This production is not suitable for children under 4 years of age (including babes in arms).
You may be required to wear a mask during this performance. Please contact the venue directly for more information.
2023 Olivier Awards, Wins
Best Entertainment or Comedy Play
Best Costume Design
Best Sound Design
Best Set Design
Best Lighting Design
Next available performances
Thu, Dec 7
Fri, Dec 8
Sat, Dec 9
Sun, Dec 10
Mon, Dec 11
Tue, Dec 12
Wed, Dec 13
What you thought
2 reviews, average rating: (5.0 Stars)
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