Emmie Newitt

West End transfer announced for MY NEIGHBOUR TOTORO

The stunning stage adaptation of the celebrated 1988 Studio Ghibli film will transfer to the West End next year!

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Following on from two hugely successful runs at the Barbican Theatre, My Neighbour Totoro will head into the heart of the West End at the Gillian Lynne Theatre, with performances beginning from 8 March 2025.

Experience the magic of Studio Ghibli with the play that snapped up many awards since it opened, including six Olivier awards. The heartwarming story centres around two young sisters who discover friendly forest spirits in rural Japan while waiting for their mother to recover from an illness. MY NEIGHBOUR TOTORO is a play which appeals to audiences of all ages and will easily become a huge family favourite in the West End once it opens!

The creative team of My Neighbour Totoro

My Neighbour Totoro has production design by Tom Pye, costume design by Kimie Nakano, lighting design by Jessica Hung Han Yun, movement by You-Ri Yamanaka and puppetry design and direction is by Basil Twist.

The production features music from Hisaishi’s iconic score in a new orchestration by Will Stuart, performed live with sound design by Tony Gayle. Video design is by Finn Ross and Andrea Scott. Casting is yet to be announced.

Artwork for the stage adaptation of My Neighbour Totoro includes a hand-drawn title by Toshio Suzuki, producer for Studio Ghibli.


Join the cast of MY NEIGHBOUR TOTORO on a whimsical journey exploring childhood innocence, family bonds and the wonders of nature. If you missed the chance to see this during its two runs at the Barbican Theatre, you won't want to miss the West End transfer!

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