Barbican Theatre

Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS GB

My Neighbour Totoro

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  • Opens: Saturday, 8 October 2022
    Booking until: Saturday, 21 January 2023
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About My Neighbour Totoro

Performance Times
  • Opens: Saturday, 8 October 2022
    Booking until: Saturday, 21 January 2023
Mon - 19:00
Tue - 19:00
Wed - 19:00
Thu 14:00 19:00
Fri - 19:00
Sat 14:00 19:00
Sun - -

My Neighbour Totoro description

This is the global premiere of the Japanese creative talent at Studio Ghibli's My Neighbour Totoro. It’s live at the Barbican for autumn 2022. 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.

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.

What's the plot 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.

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.

We’re fully expecting this to be a runaway success, with tickets selling like hot cakes, so make sure you buy yours in good time.

Who is My Neighbour Totoro for?

My Neighbour Totoro will be on stage at the Barbican for a strictly limited 15 week season, from 8th October 2022 until 21st January 2023, designed for all generations to enjoy. The theatre suggests a lower age limit of six years old, but younger children are welcome. Please bear in mind the show will be quite long, with loud noises in places, which might be scary for young children. It isn’t suitable for children younger than four years old, including babies, and children must stay in their seats throughout the show.

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Age restrictions

We suggest age 6+, but younger guests are welcome. The show will be quite long, quite loud in parts and possibly scary for some younger children at moments. Children need to occupy their own seats at all times throughout the performance. This production is not suitable for children under 4 years of age (including babes in arms).

Next Performances for My Neighbour Totoro at the Barbican Theatre

Saturday 8th Oct 2022 7:00pm
Monday10th Oct 2022 7:00pm
Tuesday11th Oct 2022 7:00pm
Wednesday12th Oct 2022 7:00pm
Thursday13th Oct 2022 7:00pm
Friday14th Oct 2022 7:00pm

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17 May
2022
London Box Office

My Neighbour Totoro - Global Premiere at the Barbican

by London Box Office | Tuesday, May 17 2022, 09:57

My Neighbour Totoro The Royal Shakespeare Company and Executive Producer Joe Hisaishi are delighted to present the global premiere of the Japanese creative powerhouse Studio Ghibli's masterpiece, My Neighbour Totoro. It’s live and brilliant on stage at London's Barbican this autumn, created in collaboration with Improbable and Nippon TV. It’s on for a strictly limited 15-week season from 8th October 2022 to 21st January 2023.

My Neighbour Totoro - Global Premiere at the Barbican