Trailer | My Neighbour Totoro
The global premiere of Studio Ghibli’s My Neighbour Totoro comes to London’s Barbican stage this autumn. The celebrated 1988 animated feature film by Hayao Miyazaki will be brought to the stage by its original composer Joe Hisaishi in a landmark new adaptation by the RSC written by playwright Tom Morton-Smith. This enchanting coming-of-age story explores the magical fantasy world of childhood and the transformative power of imagination, as it follows one extraordinary summer in the lives of sisters Satsuki and Mei.
My Neighbour Totoro will play a strictly limited 15-week season from 8 October 2022 – 21 January 2023 at the Barbican.
Adapted by Tom Morton-Smith from feature animation by Hayao Miyazaki with music by Joe Hisaishi
Director: Phelim McDermott
Production Designer: Tom Pye
Puppetry: Basil Twist
Costume Designer: Kimie Nakano
Lighting Designer: Jessica Hung Han Yun
Orchestrator and Arranger: Will Stuart
Sound Designer: Tony Gayle
Movement: You-Ri Yamanaka
Miranda Curtis CMG – Lead Production Supporter of My Neighbour Totoro.
Headline sponsor Loewe
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The work of the RSC Literary Department is generously supported by The Drue and HJ Heinz II Charitable Trust
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