Following a sold-out first run at the Barbican, the stage adaptation of the beloved Studio Ghibli animated film is returning for a second round

Adapted for the stage by the Royal Shakespeare Company, Tom Morton-Smith and original composer Joe Hisaishi, My Neighbour Totoro sold out its world premiere run at the Barbican last autumn and winter, and picked up a slew of award nominations along the way. And it’s proved to be so popular that it’s returning to the Barbican for another 18-week season beginning this November.

Hayao Miyazaki’s film tells the coming-of-age story of sisters Satsuki and Mei, who move to the countryside to be closer to their hospitalised mother, where they discover a world full of magical creatures and spirits. It’s known for its enchanting animal characters, including the Catbus (a twelve-legged cat that’s also a bus) and the eponymous Totoro (who looks like a giant rabbit), and they were brought to life through incredible puppetry and groundbreaking production. If you missed it the first time around, you’ll defo want to get those tickets now – patron and member booking begins at 10am on 13th April, with public booking opening at 10am on 21st April.

Tues 21st November 2023 – Sat 23rd March 2024
Silk St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DS