Coming to the London Coliseum

Studio Ghibli’s Oscar-winning Spirited Away, created by legendary animator and director Hayao Miyazaki is re-imagined for the stage by Olivier and Tony award-winning director of Les Misérables, John Caird.

The original Japanese cast perform this extraordinary production with wildly imaginative puppets, dazzling set and costume designs and a live orchestra playing the magnificent original film score by Joe Hisaishi.

This show will be in Japanese with English translation visible from all seats.

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A masterpiece of storytelling and stunning visuals Spirited Away tells the enchanting tale of Chihiro who while traveling to a new home with her family, stumbles into a world of fantastic spirits ruled over by the sorceress Yubaba.

When her parents are turned into pigs and she is put to work in a magical bathhouse, Chihiro must use her wits to survive in this strange new place, find a way to free her parents, and return to the normal world.

Audiences in the UK now have the chance to be spirited away and delight in the mystery of this genre-defining animation classic at the West End’s iconic London Coliseum from April 2024 for a strictly limited season.

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Creatives & Staff

Based on “SPIRITED AWAY” directed by:Hayao Miyazaki

Adapted by:John Caird
Co-adapted by:Maoko Imai

Original Score by:Joe Hisaishi
Musical Supervision, Orchestrations and Arrangements by:Brad Haak
Associate Music Supervision, Orchestrations and Ableton Programming by:Conor Keelan
Set Designer:Jon Bausor
Puppetry Design and Direction:Toby Olié
Choreographer/Staging:Shigehiro Ide
Lighting Designer:Jiro Katsushiba
Sound Designer:Koichi Yamamoto
Costume Designer:Sachiko Nakahara
Hair and Make Up Designer:Hiroaki Miyauchi
Projection Designer:Satoshi Kuriyama
Stage Manager:Takashi Hojo
Assistant to the Director:Maoko Imai
Associate Director:Makoto Nagai
Co-Producer: Iain Gillie
Producer:Haruka Ogi

Directed by:John Caird

In Association With:Studio Ghibli
Co-produced with : PW Productions Ltd
Presented by:Toho Co., Ltd.