My Neighbour Totoro
Ends Mar 23 2h 40m
My Neighbour Totoro
96

My Neighbour Totoro London Reviews and Tickets

96%
(565 Ratings)
Positive
98%
Mixed
1%
Negative
1%
Members say
Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Entertaining, Absorbing

About the Show

The RSC's six-time Olivier Award-winning stage adaptation of the hit fantasy movie.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (157)

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52 Reviews | 1 Follower
100
Masterful, Great singing, Exquisite, Delightful, Clever

See it if You are fan of the Japanese Culture and you want to see a great adaptation of a film to theatre

Don't see it if I don't find a reason why you don't have to see it. Sorry

184 Reviews | 30 Followers
100
Masterful, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Enchanting

See it if you wanna see puppetry and theatrics at its best

Don't see it if you don't like puppets

446 Reviews | 81 Followers
100
Must see, Masterful, Great staging, Enchanting

See it if you can.

Don't see it if no reason not to. Read more

101 Reviews | 4 Followers
96
Masterful, Great staging, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if you want to enter the magical world of Ghibli, you enjoy incredible puppetry and still retain a child's wonder and imagination.

Don't see it if you only like fast-paced, plot driven shows or have lost the ability to suspend disbelief.

68 Reviews | 1 Follower
96
Must see, Great staging, Exquisite, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You like the movie or great sets

Don't see it if You prefer musicals

62 Reviews | 3 Followers
95
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if If you are ready to be blown away with an incredible show! I was in awe the whole time, if you are a fan of Studio Ghibli this is a MUST

Don't see it if You NEED to see it, absolutely.

53 Reviews | 6 Followers
95
Ambitious, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if It’s a perfect adaption of the film with some inventive storytelling elements.

Don't see it if Act 2 takes a much more serious route so may deter some viewers.

67 Reviews | 2 Followers
92
Entertaining, Great staging, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if you want to be wowed by spellbinding puppetry, amazing live music combined with the story everyone knows and loves!

Don't see it if you'd prefer a faster-paced storyline or if you don't enjoy themes exploring the full emotional spectrum (contrasting emotions). Read more

Critic Reviews (11)

The London Evening Standard
October 20th, 2022
For a previous production

"For all the ravishing imagery and the collective endeavour involved, this show isn’t quirky or adult-friendly enough for that."
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Time Out London
October 18th, 2022
For a previous production

"The puppets – designed by Basil Twist, assembled by Jim Hendon’s Creature Workshop – are fucking spectacular...you’d enjoy it if you hadn’t seen the film, but nonetheless, there is no question that its purpose is to put the film on stage."
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The Guardian (UK)
October 19th, 2022
For a previous production

"The puppetry by Basil Twist creates much of the magic...It is not nearly as high-powered in its special effects as a Disney adaptation but just as dazzling in its magic realism."
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The Telegraph (UK)
October 18th, 2022
For a previous production

" 'Totoro’ is magnificently humongous with a mighty, reverberating growl, wicked smile, lumbering walk and bouncy castle of a fluffy tum.
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The Times (UK)
October 19th, 2022
For a previous production

"If you’re an admirer of Hayao Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli movies, you’re almost certain to feel the same about Tom Morton-Smith’s puppet-driven adaptation, which adds flesh to a pastoral storyline that is so slender it could be described as Teletubbies go zen."
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London Theatre
October 20th, 2022
For a previous production

"The show itself takes great delight in each creative solution to telling this wild and wonderful fairy tale. The black-clad ensemble of skilful puppeteers brings the soot sprites to life by dancing them around on wires, until they fly up into the sky on what looks like a nursery mobile."
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The Stage (UK)
October 19th, 2022
For a previous production

"... 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."
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All That Dazzles (UK)
October 20th, 2022
For a previous production

" 'My Neighbour Totoro' captures that sense of childlike wonder perfectly and manages to recapture that childhood magic for the adult members of the audience in a way I don’t think any show before has managed to."
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