october, 2022

sat08octsat21janRSC My Neighbour Totoro

RSC My Neighbour Totoro

Event Details

See animated coming-of-age film My Neighbour Totoro at The Barbican. The magic of sprites, spirts, and even cat buses is explored with puppetry and live music. 

When: 8 October to 21 January

Where: Barbican Theatre

Age: 6+

Ticket price: From £20

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More information from organisers:

The global premiere of Studio Ghibli’s My Neighbour Totoro comes to London’s Barbican stage this autumn.

In a landmark adaptation by the RSC by playwright Tom Morton-Smith, the celebrated 1988 animated film by Hayao Miyazaki will be brought to the stage by its original composer Joe Hisaishi.

This enchanting story explores the magical fantasy world of childhood as well as the transformative power of imagination. Follow one extraordinary summer in the lives of sisters Satsuki and Mei.

Satsuki and Mei’s mother has taken ill. In order to be closer to her while she recovers, their father moves the sisters to the countryside.

The house they move into is a ramshackle place, infested with little, sooty creatures. But one of their neighbours tells the girls that these are ‘soot sprites’, who dwell in empty and forgotten spaces.

As the sisters explore their surroundings, young Mei encounters magical creatures and the protector of the forest she calls “Totoro”.

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October 8 (Saturday) - January 21 (Saturday)

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