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Creative Team Talk with Phelim McDermott hosted by Michael Leader

Royal Shakespeare Company / Joe Hisaishi

An illustration of the Totoro character with green watercolour washes of paint. Inside Totoro's face is the silhouette of two small characters holding a red umbrella.

Join us for an in conversation with members of the creative team to celebrate the global stage premiere of Joe Hisaishi and RSC’s My Neighbour Totoro, in collaboration with Improbable and Nippon TV. 

ENO director Phelim McDermott and Michael Leader, co-creator of the Ghiblioteque podcast discuss some of the influences and decisions behind the production, playing from Sat 8 Oct 2022 – Sat 21 Jan 2023 in our theatre. Gain an insight into the show's development, including the process of adapting Studio Ghibli’s much-loved film for the stage, bringing the fantasy world to life through design, music, puppetry and direction, and much more.


Tagged with: Cinema Theatre & dance

Presented by the Barbican. The Royal Shakespeare Company is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

Miranda Curtis CMG – Lead Production Supporter of My Neighbour Totoro

The work of the RSC Literary Department is generously supported by the Drue and H.J. Heinz II Charitable Trust

My Neighbour Totoro is supported by The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation and the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation.

© Studio Ghibli. © RSC

Headline Sponsor of My Neighbour Totoro - LOEWE

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