My Neighbour Totoro tickets are on sale now!
Discover your spirit with the epic return of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s My Neighbour Totoro, the acclaimed staging of the celebrated 1988 animated feature film by Hayao Miyazaki. The Winner of five WhatsOnStage Awards and nominated for an incredible nine Olivier Awards, My Neighbour Totoro has been hailed as a jaw-dropping, modern classic, that presents theatre in its most magical form.
After taking the West End by storm in 2022, My Neighbour Totoro returns to London’s Barbican for a strictly limited 18-week season from 21 November 2023. You’ll want to book tickets to this incredible adventure before they’re spirited away!
About My Neighbour Totoro on stage
My Neighbour Totoro is a captivating coming-of-age tale that celebrates the wondrous magic of childhood and the transformative power of imagination. The story follows two sisters, Satsuki and Mei, who are about to embark on the summer of their lives in the idyllic countryside. With their mother recovering from an illness at a rural convalescent hospital, their father decides to relocate the family so they can be closer to her.
As they explore their enchanting new surroundings, Mei discovers fantastical creatures and encounters Totoro, the ancient and loveable guardian of the forest. Satsuki initially doubts her younger sister's claims, but soon finds herself joining in on their thrilling adventures. Along with their new friends, the siblings embark on a journey through a mystical world teeming with spirits, sprites, and breathtaking natural wonders.
Who is involved in the My Neighbour Totoro stage adaptation?
This groundbreaking new adaptation comes from the RSC, which brought you Matilda The Musical with the film’s original composer Joe Hisaishi. The show is written by playwright Tom Morton-Smith (Oppenheimer) and directed by two-time Olivier Award winner Phelim McDermott (Akhnaten, Shock Headed Peter, The Addams Family).
Production design comes from Tom Pye with costume design by Kimie Nakano and lighting design by Jessica Hung Han Yun. This ground-breaking new production will feature puppetry from Basil Twist and, in addition to music from Joe Hisaishi in collaboration with Improbable and Nippon TV iconic original score, there will be a new orchestration by Will Stuart. The music will be performed live with sound design coming from Tony Gayle.
Casting for My Neighbour Totoro at London’s Barbican Theatre is yet to be announced.
Get tickets for My Neighbour Totoro play in London
Tickets for this stunning adaptation are expected to be in extremely high demand following its sell-out 2022 season. Book tickets for My Neighbour Totoro now whilst availability lasts and experience this touching story on stage!