Joe Hisaishi and the Royal Shakespeare Company bring Studio Ghibli’s enchanting classic coming-of-age film to the stage in a landmark new adaptation in collaboration with Improbable and Nippon TV, as a global premiere at the Barbican Hall in London, and with shows playing from Sat 8 Oct 2022 – Sat 21 Jan 2023.
The celebrated 1988 animated feature film by Hayao Miyazaki will be brought to the stage by its original composer Joe Hisaishi in this landmark new adaptation written by playwright Tom Morton-Smith.
Directed by Phelim McDermott with production design by Tom Pye, costume design by Kimie Nakano, and lighting design by Jessica Hung Han Yun, this ground-breaking production will feature puppetry created by Basil Twist and music from Joe Hisaishi’s iconic score performed live (Matt Smith – Music director, Will Stuart – Orchestrator and Arranger).
When: Saturday 08.10.2022 -> Saturday 21.01.2023 at 14h/19h
Running time: 2 hrs, 30 mins
Where: Barbican Hall (London, UK)
Tickets: 15-125 GBP (17-143 €) – https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2022/event/royal-shakespeare-company-my-neighbour-totoro
Creative Team Talk: Sat 15 Oct 2022 – 16:45h – 12 GBP / 14 € (link)