Transfers to the West End March 2025

Assisted Performances

We offer a range of assisted performances for My Neighbour Totoro, including audio described, captioned, chilled and relaxed performances with integrated British Sign Language. We also offer supporting resources including audio notes, a BSL synopsis video and a sonic story, which you can find below.

Age guidance: 6+. This production is not suitable for children under four years of age, including babes in arms. Younger children and babes in arms are welcome at our relaxed and chilled performances.

Age guidance: 6+. This production is not suitable for children under four years of age, including babes in arms. Younger children and babes in arms are welcome at our relaxed performances.

To learn more about the venue see the Gillian Lynne Theatre Access Information ( where you will find information about the venue and facilities that you may need for your visit.

Sat 17 May 2025, 2pm


Sun 18 May 2025, 2pm


Thu 3 July 2025, 2pm


Sat 19 July 2025, 2pm


Sun 20 July 2025, 2pm


Sat 16 August 2025, 2pm


Sun 17 August 2025, 2pm


Sat 27 September 2025, 2pm


Sat 11 October 2025, 2pm


Sun 12 October 2025, 2pm


Suported Resources

Please note resources are based on the 2022/23 production of My Neighbour Totoro.


Audio described performances

Audio described performances include a live commentary giving details of all the visual aspects of a production. The commentary is interspersed with the actors' dialogue. Before the play begins you can hear an introduction to the production which gives details of the set, costumes and characters. The commentary is delivered via radio headsets, available from the cloakroom desk in the theatre foyer before the performance.

British Sign Language performances

We offer performances with integrated British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation where the interpreter is directed as part of the action onstage. You will see the interpreter interacting with the actors onstage and they will be in costume.

Captioned performances

Captioning is live subtitling for theatre. The character names and what they are saying are displayed on large screens next to the stage. The subtitles run at the same time that the lines are said, along with sound effects.

Relaxed performancesR

A relaxed performance is where the ambience of the auditorium and theatre 'rules' are relaxed. The performance may also be adapted to support people's needs; for instance, loud noises and music might be turned down. These performances are ideal for anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed environment.
For more information on assisted performances offered by the Royal Shakespeare Company, see our Assisted Performances page.

Chilled Performances

A chilled performance takes a more casual approach to noise and movement in the auditorium, but the performance itself is unchanged.

This performance is ideal for people who feel more at ease knowing they can go in and out of the auditorium during the show including people with dementia. This performance is for everybody and babes in arms are welcome (not walking or requiring their own seat).

Joe Hisaishi and Royal Shakespeare Company present
Studio Ghibli’s

A description of my image.

in Collaboration with NIPPON TV and IMPROBABLE
Adapted by Tom Morton-Smith from the feature animation by Hayao Miyazaki

My Neighbour Totoro

My Neighbour Totoro © Studio Ghibli. Logo by Toshio Suzuki.
Concept and Design by Dewynters.
© RSC and Nippon TV