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When will My Neighbour Totoro open at the Barbican in 2023?
My Neighbour Totoro is set to begin performances at the Barbican on 21st November 2023, and is currently set to have a limited run at the Barbican until 21st March 2024.
What is the running time of the stage adaptation of My Neighbour Totoro in London?
The theatrical adaptation of My Neighbour Totoro has a running time of 2 hours & 20 minutes, including one interval.
Where is My Neighbour Totoro playing in London?
My Neighbour Totoro will play at the Barbican in London. My Neighbour Totoro is set to begin performances at the Barbican on 21st November 2023, and is currently set to have a limited run at the Barbican until 21st March 2024.
What is the stage adaptation of My Neighbour Totoro in London about?
In post-war Japan, sisters Satsuki & Mei move to a new home in the country in order to be closer to their mother, who is a patient at a nearby hospital. One fateful day, Mei discovers two spirits called soot sprites residing in their home. She befriends a larger spirit she mistakenly calls Totoro, beginning the adventure of a lifetime.
Exploring the wonder of childhood and the power of imagination, 'My Neighbour Totoro' follows one extraordinary summer as the sisters are transported to a forgotten fantasy world.
This theatrical production is based on the beloved 1988 Japanese animated feature film of the same name, created by Hayao Miyazaki ('Spirited Away'). The movie explores environmentalism, Shinto and animism, and has amassed a worldwide cult following.
Theatre & opera director Phelim McDermott helms this ambitious production that contains music by Joe Hisaishi and puppets created by The Jim Henson Company.
'My Neighbour Totoro' returns to the Barbican after its world premiere at the venue in 2022. The show went on to win 6 Olivier Awards at the 2023 ceremony, including Best Director, Best Lighting Design, Best Set Design, Best Sound Design, Best Costume design, and Best Play.
What age is My Neighbour Totoro in London appropriate for?
The theatrical adaptation of My Neighbour Totoro is recommended for ages 6+.
Is there a dress code for My Neighbour Totoro in London?
There is no dress code for My Neighbour Totoro or any other West End show - wear anything you feel comfortable wearing to the theatre! Jeans and trainers are perfectly acceptable, though many theatregoers opt for a smart casual dress code, particularly for evening performances. Want to know more about London theatre etiquette? Check out our blog that answers 10 FAQs about going to a London theatre show!
What are critics & audiences saying about My Neighbour Totoro in London?
Theatre critics and audiences have very positive things to say about My Neighbour Totoro in London. The Stage's Sam Marlowe stated “the cast perfectly marry playfulness and truthful emotional simplicity to extraordinary technical sophistication. It’s unadulterated joy: a huge, healing hug of a show, generous and utterly beguiling". Check out what some real audience members thought about their trip to My Neighbour Totoro below!