My Neighbour Totoro on Stage What’s Hot | 23rd May 2022 | 3min read The celebrated 1988 Hayao Miyazaki masterpiece, ‘My Neighbour Totoro’ is coming to London to make its stage debut. Hooray! Made possible by Executive Producer Joe Hisaishi and the Royal Shakespeare Company in collaboration with Improbable and Nippon TV, the stage adaptation of the beloved coming-of-age film will run from the 8th of October, 2022 until the 21st of January, 2023 at Barbican Theatre. Set in 1950s Japan, the story revolves around the magical world of sisters, Satsuki and Mei. They move into an old countryside house with their father one summer whilst their mother recovers from a long-term illness in a hospital nearby. The siblings discover friendly spirits in their new home and meet otherworldly characters like Totoro and Catbus. Witness their exciting adventures and be moved by this heartwarming tale of childhood, magical moments and natural wonder. This landmark new adaptation is written by playwright Tom Morton-Smith and directed by Phelim McDermott with production design by Tom Pye, costume design by Kimie Nakano, and lighting design by Jessica Hung Han Yun. It will also feature puppetry created by Basil Twist and music from Joe Hisaishi’s iconic score performed live. There will be a series of accessible performances on the following dates: 29 Oct 2.00pm and 18 Jan 7.00pmAudio Described 15 Dec 2.00pm and 7 Jan 2.00pmBSL-integrated 29 Oct 2.00pm, 12 Nov 2.00pm, 8 Dec 2.00pm and 18 Jan 2.00pmCaptioned 15 Dec 2.00pm and 7 Jan 2.00pmHand-held captioned 15 Dec 2.00pm and 7 Jan 2.00pmRelaxed 29 Oct 12 12.30pm and 18 Jan 5.30pmTouch Tour Additionally, the performance on the 2nd of December will feature a post-show talk free to same-day ticket holders. Sound up your street? Don’t miss the chance to watch Totoro at Barbican Theatre. Book your tickets here now. By the way, did you know that you can get 2% cashback in Zilch Rewards when you pay in full with Zilch? You can use these Zilch Rewards to discount your next shop or save them all up for a future purchase on your shopping list. Alternatively, with Zilch Anywhere, you can pay only 25% of the total price with a transaction fee upfront, then pay the rest in 3 instalments over 6 weeks, terms and conditions apply*. Hope to see you there! *Spend responsibly, spending more than you can afford could seriously affect your financial status. Credit subject to status, 18+, UK residents only. Representative APR 18.1% (fixed). Rep Example: based on total spend: £240 (+ £2.50 transaction fee). Total repayable: £242.50 paid over 6 weeks, 1st payment £62.50, then 3 payments of £60.00 every 2 weeks. T&Cs apply.