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TOTORO RETURNS TO THE BARBICAN THIS AUTUMN

The award-winning My Neighbour Totoro will return to London’s Barbican this autumn.

The global stage premiere of Hayao Miyazaki’s celebrated 1988 animated feature film, adapted by Tom Morton-Smith (Oppenheimer), was first announced in April 2022 and broke the Barbican’s Box Office record for most tickets sold in a single day.

The production opened at the Barbican in October 2022, where it received both critical and audience acclaim, winning five What’s on Stage Awards, and being nominated for nine Olivier Awards. It concluded its run in January 2023.

GRISELDA YORKE, RSC EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

“The most extraordinary group of artists have come together from all over the world to adapt this iconic film for the stage, and I am delighted that the production will return to the Barbican in 2023.

My Neighbour Totoro is a story of imagination and courage which asks us to trust the youngest amongst us to see further than most of us dare to dream. With our return to the Barbican, many more audiences will be able to experience the joy of Totoro and we can’t wait to welcome them.”

My Neighbour Totoro will return to the Barbican from Tuesday 21 November to Saturday 23 March 2024. Priority booking opens on Tuesday 11 April and public booking will open on Friday 21 April 2023.

Hailed as “theatre at its most magical” (LondonTheatre), this enchanting coming-of-age story follows one extraordinary summer in the lives of sisters Satsuki and Mei as they are swept up in exciting adventures with their new neighbours and transported to a long-forgotten realm of spirits, sprites, and natural wonder.

Find your spirit with our “huge, healing hug of a show” (The Stage).

Joe Hisaishi and Royal Shakespeare Company present
Studio Ghibli’s

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Adapted by Tom Morton-Smith
from the feature animation by Hayao Miyazaki
Music by JOE HISAISHI
Directed by PHELIM McDERMOTT

Miranda Curtis CMG – Lead Production Supporter

In collaboration with

Nippon TV Logo
My Neighbour Totoro

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

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