My Neighbour Totoro - Joe Hisaishi and Phelim McDermott

Video: My Neighbour Totoro’s creative team discuss the making of this new RSC show

My Neighbour Totoro is coming to the Barbican Theatre this Autumn, and excitement is mounting!

Executive Producer of the show Joe Hisaishi and director Phelim McDermott sat down for the Royal Shakespeare Company – in the Barbican Theatre auditorium – to talk about the new show (see the video, below)

Based on Studio Ghibli’s much-loved animated film by Hayao Miyazaki, this new stage adaptation of My Neighbour Totoro plays for a strictly limited 15-week season from 8 October 2022 to 21 January 2023 at the Barbican.

Directed by Phelim McDermott, the show is written by playwright Tom Morton-Smith, with music is composed by Joe Hisaishi.

Casting was recently announced for My Neighbour Totoro, including Dai Tabuchi as the father, Tatsuo, and Ami Okumura  Jones and Mei Mac playing the two sisters, Satsuki and Mei respectively.

This enchanting coming-of-age story explores 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.

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