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My Neighbour Totoro

A global premiere as Joe Hisaishi and the RSC bring Studio Ghibli’s enchanting classic coming-of-age film to the stage in a landmark new adaptation in collaboration with Improbable and Nippon TV.

Exploring the magical fantasy world of childhood and the transformative power of imagination, My Neighbour Totoro follows one extraordinary summer in the lives of sisters Satsuki and Mei as they are swept up in exciting adventures with their new neighbours – transported to a long-forgotten realm of spirits, sprites, and natural wonder.

The celebrated 1988 animated feature film by Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away) will be brought to the stage by its original composer Joe Hisaishi in this landmark new adaptation written by playwright Tom Morton-Smith (Oppenheimer).

Directed by Phelim McDermott with production design by Tom Pye, costume design by Kimie Nakano, and lighting design by Jessica Hung Han Yun, this ground-breaking production will feature puppetry created by Basil Twist and music from Joe Hisaishi’s iconic score performed live.

Important Information

We suggest age 6+, but younger guests are welcome. The show will be quite long (running time TBC), 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).

Audio Described - 29 Oct 2.00pm, 18 Jan 7.00pm

BSL-integrated - 15 Dec 2.00pm, 7 Jan 2.00pm

Captioned - 29 Oct 2.00pm, 12 Nov 2.00pm, 8 Dec 2.00pm, 18 Jan 7.00pm

Hand-held captioned - 15 Dec 2.00pm, 7 Jan 2.00pm

Relaxed - 15 Dec 2.00pm, 7 Jan 2.00pm

Touch Tour - 29 Oct 12 – 12.30pm, 18 Jan 5 – 5.30pm

Age Restrictions

We suggest age 6+, but younger guests are welcome. The show will be quite long (running time TBC), 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).

Performance Times

Now taking bookings for performances from Sat 8th October 2022 until Sat 21st January 2023.

Show times for each day are below.

Mon

2.00pm

Tue

7.00pm

Wed

Thu

7.00pm
7.00pm

Fri

7.00pm

Sat

7.00pm
2.00pm

Sun

-

Barbican Theatre Details

Buses Icon Bus routes: (Beech Street) 76, 153; (City Road) 21, 43, 141, 205, 214, 271

Night Buses Icon Night buses: (Beech Street) N76; (City Road) 43, 205, 214, 271

Rail Icon Nearest rail: Moorgate

London Underground Icon Tube lines: Metropolitan, Circle, Hammersmith & City

London Underground Icon Nearest tube: Barbican

Directions Icon Directions from Barbican :

(10mins) Take Goswell Road and turn right at Fann Street. Continue straight onto Fortune Street, before turning right at Whitecross Street and follow it all the way down to the theatre entrance.

Parking Icon Car park: Aldersgate Street underground car park (10mins)

Congestion Zone Icon In congestion zone?: Yes

Facilities at Barbican Theatre

Air conditioned

Bar

Disabled toilets

Infrared hearing loop

Toilets

Wheelchair accessible

Barbican Theatre Location

Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS
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My Neighbour Totoro

Barbican Theatre, London

Running until:
Sat 21st January 2023

Tickets from
£ 15.00