Adapted and devised by the cast from the English subtitles of Hayao Miyazaki’s film, with translation assistance provided by Yuriko Miyake.
We presented the world's first theatrical staging of Hayao Miyazaki's renowned animated film, with the kind co-operation of Studio Ghibli.
Young warrior Ashitaka is a marked man. Cursed by a demon god while defending his village, he must leave his home forever to seek a cure. In the forbidding forests to the west, he is forced to reconcile the warring human forces and the animal deities of times past. In the midst of this bitter and bloody conflict, he meets the wolf god Moro and her human child San: Princess Mononoke.
Using giant puppets made from recycled materials, visceral, physical storytelling and an original live arrangment of Joe Hisaishi's music, Studio Ghibli's epic ecological fable is retold for the stage.
Ashitaka - Maximillian Troy Tyler
San/Princess Mononoke - Mei Mac
Moro - Amelie Leroy
Okkoto - Samuel Wightman
Lady Eboshi - Elizabeth Williams
Jiko - Jack Gyll
Yakul - Oliver Davis
Gonza - Jackie Lam
Toki - Jess Neale
Kohroku - James Blake-Butler
Oracle/Hii-Sama - Yuriko Miyake
Kaya - Victoria Watson
Ensemble - Adam Cridland, Andrew Elkington, Lilith Brewer (April and May performances only), Conny Rutter (June performances only), George Smale (June performances only)
2 - 6 April 2013 - The New Diorama Theatre, London
29 April - 6 May 2013 - The AiiA Theatre, Tokyo
18 - 29 June - The New Diorama Theatre, London
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