Find your spirit with the “awe-inspiring” (Time Out) and “dazzling” (Guardian) My Neighbour Totoro, as this five-star, Olivier Award-winning production returns to London’s Barbican for a strictly limited 18-week season from 21 November 2023.
Winner of six Olivier Awards and five WhatsOnStage Awards, this “utterly beguiling” (The Stage) and “jaw-dropping” (Metro) staging of the celebrated 1988 animated feature film is brought to you by The Royal Shakespeare Company and Executive Producer Joe Hisaishi, in collaboration with Improbable and Nippon TV, and adapted by Tom Morton-Smith (Oppenheimer).
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.
Book now for 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.
2 hours 40 minutes (including interval)
- Good To Know
Please note, the show features puppets, some large scale that will interact in audience space. The show contains themes of an ill parent in hospital. It alsofeatures live music and sound effects that will be loud at times.
Audio Described: Saturday 16 December, 2pm Wednesday 28 February, 7pm
Touch Tour: Saturday 16 December, 12.00-12.30pm Wednesday 28 February, 5.00-5.30pm
BSL Integrated: Friday 9 February, 7pm
Captioned: Saturday 16 December, 2pmSaturday 6 January, 2pm Thursday 25 January, 2pmWednesday 28 February, 7pm
Relaxed with Integrated BSL Interpreter (Audio Described & Captioned): Thursday 1 February, 2pm
Relaxed (Audio Described & Captioned): Saturday 17 February, 2pm
Additional Details & FAQ
- Access Information
For more information on accessibility at the Barbican, please Click Here.
- Cancellation Policy
No refunds or exchanges after purchase
- Suitable For Children
Age guidance: 6+. This production is not suitable for children under 4 years of age, including babes in arms. Younger children and babes in arms are welcome at our relaxed performances only.
Nov 23, 2023
The set design and production is amazing, as are the performances. A magical experience