Adapted and devised by the cast from the English subtitles of Hayao Miyazaki’s film, with translation assistance provided by Yuriko Miyake.
Performed at the New Diorama Theatre, London, June 18 - 29 2013
We presented the world's first ever theatrical staging of Hayao Miyazaki's renowned animated film between 2nd - 6th April at the New Diorama Theatre in London, this June we return with an extended re-run following our tour to Japan in May 2013.
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 original live music, Studio Ghibli's epic ecological fable is retold for the stage.
The tickets sold out within 4 and a haf hours, breaking a New Diorama Theatre Box Office record. Please contact the New Diorama Theatre directly to find out about possible returns on the day of performances.
Prince Ashitaka – Maximillian Troy Tyler
San/Princess Mononoke – Mei Mac
Moro - Amelie Leroy
Okkoto - Sam Wightman
Lady Eboshi – Elizabeth Williams
Jiko - Jack Gyll
Yakul - Oliver Davis
Gonza – Jackie Lam
Toki – Jess Neale
Kohroku – James Blake-Butler
Oracle – Yuriko Miyake
Kaya – Vicky Watson
Ensemble - Adam Cridland, Lilith Brewer, Andrew Elkington