A British Theater Company’s live stage performance of a Studio Ghibli film has been meet with praise and will perform in Japan later this month.
The play had the official approval form Studio Ghibli and is the first live action adaptation of a Miyazaki film in the world to obtain this cooperation.
Whole Hogs Theater, a newly created company from Warwickshire, have adapted the Studio Ghibli classic “Princess Mononoke” into a full on stage performance. The show ran from the 2nd-6th in April sold out in London, where they were meet with positive reviews from both audiences members and British theater sites. They have been set to perform again in Tokyo from April 29 to the 6th of May this year at the AiiA Theater.
Whole Hogs began a kick starter account to raise funds for the production in 2012; they raised over 9000 pounds for their project and have been regularly updating their website with rehearsal details, and production photos in regards to Mononoke.
Production photos of the performance can be found here.