Studio Ghibli’s classic animation film “My Neighbor Totoro” will be adapted into a stage play at Britain’s prestigious Royal Shakespeare Company from October, Nippon Television Network Corp., one of the collaborators, said Wednesday.
The 1988 film directed by Oscar-winning Japanese anime creator Hayao Miyazaki will be turned into a live production under British playwright Tom Morton-Smith and director Phelim McDermott, with famed Japanese composer Joe Hisaishi providing the music.
Photo shows the main graphic image of a stage play based on the classic animation film “My Neighbor Totoro.” (Photo courtesy of Nippon Television Network Corp.) (Copyright Studio Ghibli) (Kyodo)
The stage adaptation would be the first of its kind for “My Neighbor Totoro,” which will premiere on Oct. 8 at London’s Barbican Centre and run until Jan. 21.
The film follows the coming-of-age…