Gillian Lynne Theatre

166 Drury Lane, London, WC2B 5PW GB

My Neighbour Totoro

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4.9/5 - based on 21 reviews
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  • Opens: Saturday, 1 March 2025
    Booking until: Sunday, 2 November 2025
  • Running time: 2hr 40min. Incl. 1 interval.
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My Neighbour Totoro in London

This is the return of the Japanese creative talent at Studio Ghibli's My Neighbour Totoro. In collaboration with Improbable and Nippon TV, the Royal Shakespeare Company and Executive Producer Joe Hisaishi are thrilled to present a beautiful coming of age story that’ll see you completely captivated from start to finish.

Why you should see My Neighbour Totoro

  • This production has triumphed with five WhatsOnStage and Olivier Awards since it opened, including Best Director.
  • This is a play jam-packed with vibrant visuals and delightful characters, including the jaw-dropping puppetry executed in bringing the iconic Totoro to life!
  • My Neighbour Totoro appeals to audiences of all ages.

All About My Neighbour Totoro

This is an adaption of the incredibly popular 1988 animated feature film by Hayao Miyazaki. It’s brought to the stage by the original composer Joe Hisaishi and it’s a fresh new adaptation by the Royal Shakespeare Company. It’s written by the playwright Tom Morton-Smith.

The show is directed by Phelim McDermott. The production design is by Tom Pye and the costume design by Kimie Nakano. Lighting design comes from Jessica Hung Han Yun. Described as a ‘ground-breaking production’, it stars puppetry created by Basil Twist and music from Joe Hisaishi's iconic score. The brand new orchestration comes from Will Stuart, performed live on stage. The sound design is by Tony Gayle. And this is where you can buy cheap tickets for My Neighbour Totoro.

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The Story of My Neighbour Totoro

‘Enchanting’ is what this lovely story is being called. It delves into the fantasy world of childhood and explores the transformative power of the human imagination. And it follows two sisters, Satsuki and Mei, through one magical summer.

The girls’ mum is recovering from an illness in a countryside hospital. Their dad moves them to a rural area so they can be closer to her. The girls gradually discover their lovely surroundings. The younger sister Mei comes across amazing forest creatures and the ancient protector of the woodland, who she calls Totoro. Her sister doesn't believe her at first but soon they’re both enjoying exciting adventures with their new neighbours. Together, the sisters find themselves transported to an ancient realm of spirits, sprites, and natural wonders.

My Neighbour Totoro offers audiences a magical journey into the wonders of childhood imagination and the beauty of friendship. One of the most talked about shows that has hit the city in recent years, witness the jaw-dropping experience of this show for yourself!

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My Neighbour Totoro Ticket Information

  • Opens:

    Saturday, 1 March 2025

  • Booking until:

    Sunday, 2 November 2025

  • Running time:

    2hr 40min. Incl. 1 interval.

  • Age restrictions

    Ages 6+. Younger guests are welcome although the production is not suitable for under 4s (including babes in arms). Children need to occupy their own seat. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. All guests, regardless of age, must have a valid ticket.

  • Important Information

    The show contains themes of an ill parent in hospital. Music and sound effects will be loud at times and possibly scary for some younger children.

    Younger guests are welcome although the production is not suitable for under 4 years old (including babes in arms). Children need to occupy their own seat. Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. All guests, regardless of age, must have a valid ticket.

  • Cancellations & Refunds

    Once booked, tickets to My Neighbour Totoro are usually non exchangeable and non refundable as per our terms & conditions. In practice, however, we will do our best to accommodate your request as long as we are notified at least 48 hours before the performance. Please contact us for more information.

Next Performances for My Neighbour Totoro at the Gillian Lynne Theatre

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Wednesday 12th Mar 2025 7:00pm from £35.00
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Friday 14th Mar 2025 7:00pm from £35.00

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My Neighbour Totoro reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 21 reviews

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Latest customer reviews

All reviews are from customers who have been invited to leave a review just after seeing My Neighbour Totoro.

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Wonderful effects and puppetry

S Reviewed on 29 February 2024 by
High Wycombe, United Kingdom

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Enchanting

J Reviewed on 07 February 2024 by
Upminster, United Kingdom

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Magical!

A-MAZING!

J Reviewed on 28 January 2024 by
Wokingham, Berkshire, United Kingdom

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Amazing music and staging

This was so amazingly well done and joyful. We love My Neighbour Totoro and this show did it hugely proud, I don’t think it could have been better!

J Reviewed on 06 January 2024 by
Exeter, United Kingdom

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Fun,Family friendly around great!

The show was excellent,the costumes were really good and acting was perfect they did the story nearly the same with some more. Recommend for everyone.

E Reviewed on 02 January 2024 by
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom

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Clever, magical, nostalgic!

K Reviewed on 31 December 2023 by
Nicosia, Cyprus

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Disappointed

N Reviewed on 04 December 2023 by
Burgess Hill, United Kingdom

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A very special theatrical event

A very creative musical with a beautiful story and designs that are theatrical magic. It boasts some of the cleverest and imaginative puppetry on the London stage which is integrates seamlessly into the story. Children and adults would love this show equally.

J Reviewed on 02 December 2023 by
Surbiton, United Kingdom

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true to the Ghibli atmosphere

loved the show! really felt like watching the anime. the actors are amazing and the props are so well made!

C Reviewed on 24 November 2023 by
London, United Kingdom

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Must see

Wonderful made enjoy it more then the movie!!

S Reviewed on 04 January 2023 by
West Molesey, United Kingdom

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Breathtakingly beautiful

The play is brought in such a genuine, touching and breathtakingly beautiful way by combining great live music with great acting equally great costumes and story, that it makes you Laugh and cry at the same time. Would recommend to anyone who loves an immersive story/movie/play/...

M Reviewed on 14 December 2022 by
Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Amazing!

D Reviewed on 12 October 2022 by
Brentford, United Kingdom

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by Miriam Gibson | Wednesday, October 19 2022, 10:19

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by Stuart King | Friday, October 14 2022, 08:52

After considerable advance publicity and marketing, the RSC’s joint venture with Joe Hisaishi to bring MY NEIGHBOUR TOTORO to the stage, has opened and given early audiences and reviewers much to ponder.

Mei (Mei Mac), Satsuki (Ami Okumura Jones) and Tatsuo (Dai Tabuchi). Photo by Manuel Harlan © RSC with Nippon TV.Mei (Mei Mac), Satsuki (Ami Okumura Jones) and Tatsuo (Dai Tabuchi). Photo by Manuel Harlan © RSC with Nippon TV.

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