My Neighbour Totoro

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Buy My Neighbour Totoro tickets to witness this groundbreaking new production of one of Studio Ghibli’s most loved films.

The world premiere stage adaptation of Studio Ghibli’s classic, beloved film My Neighbour Totoro will take place at the Barbican Theatre for a 15-week season later this year.

The enchanting coming-of-age story follows sisters Satsuki and Mei as they embark on an unforgettable summer of adventures when they befriend the playful spirits who live nearby, most notably the giant, cuddly spirit Totoro.

This brand new stage production is being brought to life by the original film’s composer Joe Hisaishi, playwright Tom Morton-Smith and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Phelim McDermott will direct the production, with design by Tom Pye, lighting by Jessica Hung Han Yun, costume by Kimie Nakano, and puppetry by Basil Twist.

My Neighbour Totoro premiered in 1988 to worldwide critical acclaim and has amassed a huge cult following in the decades since. The film was included in Empire Magazine’s ‘100 Best Films of World Cinema’ list and was the highest-ranked animated film in Sight & Sound’s poll of the all-time greatest films.

This landmark production will transport audiences to a world of magical fantasy and wonder, and reignite every generation with their inner child. Guaranteed to be one of the hottest tickets of the theatrical season, don’t miss My Neighbour Totoro at the Barbican Theatre from October 2022.

Suitable for children?

Specific age recommendations for My Neighbour Totoro are TBC. However, this will be a family-friendly production.