RSC’s My Neighbour Totoro is Returning to London this Autumn
My Neighbour Totoro will be back in the Barbican Theatre after a sold-out production for a limited run!
Winner of five WhatsOnStage Awards and nominated for an incredible nine Olivier Awards. Brought to you by The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) and Executive Producer Joe Hisaishi, in collaboration with Improbable and Nippon TV, and adapted by Tom Morton-Smith.
Hailed as “a tender and remarkably beautiful show” (Financial Times), My Neighbour Totoro is an enchanting coming-of-age story exploring the magical fantasy world of childhood and the transformative power of imagination, as it follows one extraordinary summer in the lives of sisters Satsuki and Mei.
Plan your school trip to this unmissable, “huge, healing hug of a show” (The Stage). My Neighbour Totoro plays at the Barbican from 21 November 2023 to 23 March 2024 only.
About My Neighbour Totoro
In order to be closer to their mother while she recovers from an illness in a rural convalescent hospital, their father moves the family to the countryside. As the girls explore their beautiful new surroundings, Mei encounters magical creatures and the ancient protector of the forest she calls Totoro.
Although Satsuki doesn’t believe her little sister at first, they are soon both swept up in exciting adventures with their new neighbours – transported to a long-forgotten realm of spirits, sprites, and natural wonder.
Directed by Phelim McDermott with production design by Tom Pye, costume design by Kimie Nakano and lighting design by Jessica Hung Han Yun, this “delightful” (Times) and ground-breaking “triumph” (Telegraph) of a production features puppetry created by Basil Twist and music from Joe Hisaishi’s iconic score in a new orchestration by Will Stuart, performed live with sound design by Tony Gayle.
My Neighbour Totoro School Trip Rates
Schools can take advantage of the exclusive school group rate – allowing them to purchase tickets for just £25 per student! Plus 1 free teacher ticket for every 10 students booked.
Cost: £25 per student Teachers: 1 free ticket per 10 students booked Venue: Barbican Theatre, London Days valid:Matinees Thursday 2pm, Evenings Monday – Thursday 7pm From: 21 November 2023 to 23 March 2024 only
Priority booking for the show will open on Tuesday 11 April, with public booking available from Friday 21 April 2023.