My Neighbour Totoro
Grab tickets for the highly anticipated world premiere of the magical coming-of-age tale, playing at Barbican for a limited 15-week run.
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why watch my neighbour totoro
The play follows one remarkable summer in the lives of two sisters Satsuki and Mei. Their father has brought them to the countryside to be close to their mother, who is recuperating from an illness at a local rural hospital. The sisters take great joy in exploring the beauty of their new home. On one such exploration, Mei crosses paths with an ancient protector of the forest she calls Totoro. Skeptical at first, Satsuki soon discovers the truth and before long the sisters are swept up in a magical realm of spirits, sprites, and new wonders.
Based on the award-winning, cult-classic Studio Ghibli film of the same name, this groundbreaking adaptation comes from the Royal Shakespeare Company which has previously brought us Matilda the Musical with Joe Hisaishi, the film's original composer. Touching on the fantasy world of childhood and the incredible power of imagination, this tale has warmed the audience of film watchers for decades. The charm is all set to be revived in this play with music from Joe Hisaishi’s iconic original score, along with new orchestration by Will Stuart. Tickets for this world premiere are expected to be in extremely high demand, book yours now to watch the heart-touching tale brought to life on stage.
Fantasy Lovers | Play Enthusiasts
know before you go
Duration: To be confirmed
Audience: Not suitable for children under 4 years of age (including babes in arms)
No. of Shows a Week: ~8
Opening Date: 8 Oct 2022
Closing Date: 21 Jan 2023
Theatre Name: Barbican
Theatre Facilities: Accessible toiles, Restaurants, Bar, Cloakroom
Dress Code: Smart casual
Cast and Creatives
Casting for My Neighbour Totoro is yet to be announced.
- Content Warning: Suggested age is 6+, but younger guests are welcome. The show will be quite long, 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).
- Keep in mind, the theater is air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly. Bring along a light jacket if needed.
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