Princess Mononoke London Stage Performance - April 2013
Date: 2012 July 19 16:38
Posted by Joe
London based Studio Ghibli fans will be pleased and surprised to hear about the world's first staging of Princess Mononoke. Hayao Miyazaki's renowned title is being transferred to the stage by the Whole Hog Theatre Company.
The performance will use be using "giant puppets made from recycled materials, visceral, physical storytelling and original live music".
This project has been in the works for over a year.
Performances are set to take place from Tuesday 2nd to Saturday 6th April 2013 at the New Diorama Theatre in London. Tickets are available now for £12.50 or £10.50 for concessions.
Update: The tickets have sold out for the weekend already, you can still buy tickets for the Wednesday.
Press release as follows:
Whole Hog Theatre and New Diorama Present
Studio Ghibli's epic ecological fable is re-rold for the stage.
With the co-operation of Studio Ghibli, Whole Hog Theatre presents the world's first theatrical staging of Hayao Miyazaki's renowned animated film.
Young warrior Ashitaka is a marked man. Cursed by a demon god whilst 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 re-told for the stage.
Press Quotes for Whole Hog Theatre
"Innovative direction... Bravely tackled and performed with stylistic confidence and trademark direction" A Younger Theatre
"Vivid treatment... Striking movement sequences" The Stage
Dates and Ticket Prices
Tuesday 2nd - Saturday 6th April, 19:30. Saturday Matinee @ 15:30.
£12.50 / £10.50 (Concessions)
Click here to buy tickets online.
Source: New Diorama Theatre