My Neighbour Totoro London: Olivier Award Winning Show Coming Back to Barbican for Christmas 2023
31st March, 2023 | By Vandana Lohia
Royal Shakespeare Company's My Neighbour Totoro is coming back to the Barbican for an extended run after having a tremendously hit run in 2022. My Neighbour Totoro London is all set to play at the Barbican from 21st November 2023 to 23rd March 2024.
The play is adapted from Hayao Miyazaki’s acclaimed animated feature film and it received nine Olivier Awards nominations in 2023 and won six of those Olivier Awards!
Tom Morton-Smith (Oppenheimer) is the playwright of My Neighbour Totoro, London and the show is directed by Phelim McDermott (Sir Peter Hall Award for Best Director). Tom Pye (Blue - I Theatre Technology Award for Best Set Design) provided production design, while Kimie Nakano (Best Costume Design) and Jessica Hung Han Yun are in charge of costume design and lighting design, respectively. Featuring puppetry from Basil Twist, music from Joe Hisaishi’s classic original musical score, and new orchestration by Will Stuart, you really cannot miss out on this show.
The casting for My Neighbour Totoro, London 2023 will be announced soon.
This coming-of-age magical tale has enthralled movie fans for decades, and it comes to life on the stage in a highly anticipated world premiere. The play celebrates and explores the wonder of childhood's fantasy realm as well as the amazing power of imagination to alter our lives. My Neighbour Totoro is the tale of Satsuki and Mei and one unforgettable summer in the lives of the sisters.
After winning so many accolades at Olivier Awards 2023, the tickets for My Neighbour Totoro, London are going to sell like hot cakes so, do ensure to keep your eye on when the tickets go live so that you get to experience this magical play on stage!
As a student of literature, Vandana has always been passionate about drama (in literature books and in real life) - who can resist Shakespeare's classics, after all? — and writing. Getting the opportunity to write about the plays and musicals she studied during her college days has been somewhat of a dream come true.