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My Neighbor Totoro’s First Stage Adaptation To Be Performed By Britain’s Royal Shakespeare Company

My Neighbor Totoro


My Neighbor Totoro’s First Stage Adaptation To Be Carried out By Britain’s Royal Shakespeare Firm

The primary ever stage adaptation of Studio Ghibli’s acclaimed film My Neighbor Totoro can be carried out by Britain’s Royal Shakespeare Firm for a restricted interval of 15 weeks on the Barbican Theatre from Oct 8, 2022 till Jan 21, 2023.

“Adapting this deeply beloved magical story for the stage is the following chapter in our longstanding dedication to creating spectacular and accessible productions that see the world by means of the eyes of youngsters,” Erica Whyman, the RSC’s performing inventive director, stated.

The stage undertaking was greenlighted by director Hayao Miyazaki, after he was approached by Joe Hisaishi, who composed the music for My Neighbor Totoro. Hisaishi can also be serving as the chief producer of the difference.

The stage play is being directed by Phelim McDermott, who has been concerned in quite a few operas, together with the Laurence Olivier Award-winning “Akhnaten.” Tom Morton Smith, who wrote the script for “Oppenheimer,” is answerable for adapting the film for the stage.

The variation will characteristic music composed by Hisaishi.

“If there’s a true universality to this work – and I consider there may be – then even whether it is carried out in a unique language by individuals who grew up in fully totally different cultures, I’m certain it is going to be understood by folks all around the world,” Hisaishi commented on the stage adaptation.

My Neighbor Totoro is a 1988 Japanese animated fantasy movie written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and animated by Studio Ghibli for Tokuma Shoten. The movie tells the story of a professor’s two younger daughters (Satsuki and Mei) and their interactions with pleasant wooden spirits in postwar rural Japan.

The movie and its titular character have turn out to be cultural icons and made a number of cameo appearances in various Studio Ghibli movies and video video games. Totoro additionally serves because the mascot for the studio and is acknowledged as one of the vital well-liked characters in Japanese animation.

Supply: Comedian Natalie