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    The Olivier Award-winning stage adaptation of Studio Ghibli’s beloved film returns to London for a limited season. Best for age 6+.

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    Immerse yourself in the world of Studio Ghibli as the dazzling My Neighbour Totoro play returns for a second, strictly limited season in London. This enchanting tribute to the imagination of childhood will delight all generations with its gorgeous stagecraft and puppetry and was one of the highlights of summer 2022.

    Tickets sold out last year, so book early to not miss this wonderful story transformed on stage at the Barbican Theatre.

    About My Neighbour Totoro

    My Neighbour Totoro is the story of sisters Satsuki and Mei, who move to be closer to their sick mother while she receives treatment. As summer stretches before them, they venture into the woods and befriend a medley of flighty spirits, including the larger-than-life forest protector, Totoro.

    Hayao Miyazaki’s 1988 film is transformed onstage to inspiring and jaw-dropping effect by the Royal Shakespeare Company (Matilda the Musical) and composer Joe Hisaishi. The film’s score is performed live alongside new orchestrations by Will Stuart.

    The My Neighbour Totoro play captivated audiences during a sold-out world premiere, and won 6 Olivier Awards thanks to stunning storytelling that combines music, beautiful set design and remarkable puppets built by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop - transporting you straight into the whimsical world of the film.

    My Neighbour Totoro Theatre Reviews

    This show is a true treat for fans of Studio Ghibli, and anyone who wants to escape into a world where childhood imagination reigns supreme. With a flurry of five star reviews, this is stagecraft and storytelling at its best, and you will be completely gobsmacked and swept up in the adventure a Totoro appears before your eyes.

    “Utterly charming” (Culture Whisper), “beguiling” (The Stage), “remarkably beautiful” (Financial Times) and “dazzling” (The Guardian) are just some of the words used to describe this mega-hit, and by the time the curtain falls you will want to watch it all over again.

    Don’t Miss My Neighbour Totoro Theatre Tickets at the Barbican

    This “healing hug of a show” (The Stage) is unlike anything else in London and a true feast for the heart and mind. Find your spirit with My Neighbour Totoro this year.

    Performance dates:
    01 Dec 2023 - 23 Mar 2024
    Running time:
    3 hours including an interval.
    Age recommendation:
    Best for age 6+. Under 4s not permitted.
    Audience Notes:
    The show will be quite long, quite loud in parts and may at times be scary for some younger children. Children will need to occupy their own seats at all times during the performance.

    Latest Audience Reviews

    A magical show about two sisters with an ailing mother and creatures in a forest. Lovely music a... More

    sandrar17's avatar
    sandrar17 21 Nov 2023

    I haven't got the words to describe how amazing the show was. I was holding back the tears of joy... More

    solloredo's avatar
    solloredo 27 Nov 2022

    I wasn't at all familiar with the anime classic, but I watched it on Netflix and then saw the sho... More

    cathyl1's avatar
    cathyl1 21 Oct 2022
    Acorn89's avatar
    Acorn89 26 Nov 2023

    Very good acting and a lovely story, wonderful for the children. I did see this twice last year,... More

    jeanp20's avatar
    jeanp20 21 Nov 2023

    This show was INCREDIBLE… I really hope it comes back to London because wow… the effects are so w... More

    meganh21's avatar
    meganh21 15 Jan 2023

    Show Times

    Monday - 7.00pm
    Tuesday - 7.00pm
    Wednesday - 7.00pm
    Thursday 2.00pm 7.00pm
    Friday - 7.00pm
    Saturday 2.00pm 7.00pm
    Sunday - -
    How Long is My Neighbour Totoro?
    My Neighbour Totoro running time is 3 hours including an interval.
    Matinee Shows
    My Neighbour Totoro matinee performances start at 2.00pm and finish at 5.00pm.
    Evening Shows
    My Neighbour Totoro evening performances start at 7.00pm and finish at 10.00pm.
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