Princess Mononoke Stage Adaptation in London. The official Princess Mononoke stage adaptation of the Hayao Miyazaki film is coming London via the Whole Hog Theatre, licensed by Studio Ghibli. The live-action stage production “will run from April 2-6, 2013 at the New Diorama Theatre in London…This announcement was originally made in July and prompted quite the response, with the run completely selling out in 72 hours.”
The live-action Princess Mononoke stage adaptation description:
Whole Hog Theatre will present the world’s first theatrical staging of Hayao Miyazaki’s renowned animated film between 2nd – 6th April 2013 at the New Diorama Theatre in London.
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.
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.
People living in and around London should consider themselves very lucky. I am not a big play guy but I would sit down to watch a live-adaptation of Princess Mononoke. Seeing the beauty of that animated movie in live-action would be wonderful. Hopefully the Whole Hog Theatre brings Princess Mononoke on tour and to the United States.
Would you see it if it did?