London "Princess Mononoke" Stage Plays Sell Out Almost a Year in Advance

Studio Ghibli's epic ecological fable is retold for the stage using giant puppets made from recycled material

Over the summer, the Whole Hog Theatre company announced that, with the cooperation of Studio Ghibli, they will be presenting the world’s first theatrical staging of Hayao Miyazaki’s renowned animated film Princess Mononoke at London's New Diorama next April. Since them, New Diorama has updated their listing to to state "All Princess Mononoke performances have now SOLD OUT." 


Whole Hog adds:

This production is now SOLD OUT. We would love to take it further and are doing everything we can to bring Princess Mononoke to wider audiences. Please check back here or visit the New Diorama Theatre’s website for news as it happens.

From their description of the project:

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.

via SlashFilm


Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime. 

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