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

Spirited Away

Studio Ghibli’s Oscar-winning film, re-imagined for the stage. Performed in Japanese with English translation visible from all seats.

23 Jul–24 Aug 2024

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.

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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 for a strictly limited season.

 

*This show is in Japanese with English translation visible from all seats. The English translation appears in yellow writing on three black screens in the auditorium.

Age guidance: 7+. Note: Children under five are not allowed in the auditorium.

Please note that the Producers cannot guarantee the appearance of a particular cast member. No refunds or exchanges will be offered as a result of a cast member’s unavailability to perform at any performance.

14 Daytime Performances Remaining
Running Time
3hrs

Tickets available from £28 including booking fee*

Please be aware London Coliseum is the only site selling tickets for Spirited Away.

We take a very strong view on secondary reselling and if we believe a ticket has been resold we may refuse entry to the ticket holder. To ensure you have a great visit to our theatre we ask that you do not risk purchasing a fake ticket through other sites.

Accessible Performances

Audio described
Thursday 23 May 2024 evening

Relaxed Environment
Wednesday 12 June matinee
(please email us for accessible seating at [email protected])

British Sign Language Performance
Wednesday 7 August evening

Language
In Japanese with English translation visible from all seats. The English translation appears in yellow writing on three black screens in the auditorium.

Age guidance: 7+. Note: Children under five are not allowed in the auditorium.

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For more information, please contact the London Coliseum on 020 7845 9300 or [email protected]

*booking fee is £3.25

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Spirited Away Creative Team

Hayao Miyazaki

Spirited Away film director

John Caird

Adaptor

Maoko Imai

Co-adaptor

Joe Hisaishi

Original Score

Brad Haak

Musical Supervision, Orchestrations and Arrangements

Conor Keelan

Associate Music Supervision, Orchestrations and Ableton Programming

Jon Bausor

Set Designer

Toby Olié

Puppetry Design and Direction

Shigehiro Ide

Choreographer/Staging

Jiro Katsushiba

Lighting Designer

Koichi Yamamoto

Sound Designer

Sachiko Nakahara

Costume Designer

Hiroaki Miyauchi

Hair and Make Up Designer

Satoshi Kuriyama

Projection Designer

Takashi Hojo

Stage Manager

Maoko Imai

Assistant to the Director

Makoto Nagai

Associate Director

Iain Gillie

Co-Producer

Haruka Ogi

Producer

John Caird

Director

Spirited Away Cast

Kanna Hashimoto

橋本環奈

Chihiro

Mone Kamishiraishi

上白石萌音

Chihiro

Rina Kawaei

川栄李奈

Chihiro

Momoko Fukuchi

福地桃子

Chihiro

Kotaro Daigo

醍醐虎汰朗

Haku

Hiroki Miura

三浦宏規

Haku

Atsuki Mashiko (GENIC)

増子敦貴(GENIC)

Haku

Hikaru Yamano

山野 光

No-Face (Kaonashi)

Fu Hinami

妃海 風

Lin/Chihiro's mother

Yuki Hana

華 優希

Lin/Chihiro's mother

Rion Misaki

実咲凜音

Lin/Chihiro's mother

Tomorowo Taguchi

田口トモロヲ

Kamaji

Satoshi Hashimoto

橋本さとし

Kamaji

Tomu Miyazaki

宮崎吐夢

Kamaji

Mari Natsuki

夏木マリ

Yubaba/Zeniba

Romi Park

朴 璐美

Yubaba/Zeniba

Hitomi Harukaze

春風ひとみ

Yubaba/Zeniba

Kenya Osumi

大澄賢也

Aniyaku/Chihiro's father

Sunao Yoshimura

吉村 直

Chichiyaku

Toshihiko Ito

伊藤俊彦

Chichiyaku

Obata no Oniisan

おばたのお兄さん

Aogaeru

Seiya Motoki

元木聖也

Aogaeru

Yuya Igarashi

五十嵐結也

Kashira

Mayu Musha

武者真由

Bo

Miyu Ayahashi

彩橋みゆ

Ensemble

Kaito Arai

新井海人

Ensemble/(Haku Understudy)

Yoko Ose

桜雪陽子

Ensemble/(Yubaba/Zeniba Understudy)

Wataru Oshige

大重わたる

Ensemble

Motoko Orii

折井理子

Ensemble

Akino Konno

今野晶乃

Ensemble

Ryo Sawamura

澤村 亮

Ensemble/(No-Face (Kaonashi) Understudy)

Mayu Suetomi

末冨真由

Ensemble

Rico Takahashi

髙橋莉瑚

Ensemble/(Lin/Chihiro's mother Understudy)

Hayato Takehiro

竹廣隼人

Ensemble

Saya Chinen

知念紗耶

Ensemble

Hanano Teshirogi

手代木花野

Ensemble

Ayame Nakagami

中上綾女

Ensemble

Yuuki Nishinomiya

西宮ゆうき

Ensemble

Rei Hanashima

花島 令

Ensemble

Yoshiki Fujioka

藤岡義樹

Ensemble/(Aogaeru Understudy)

Norihide Mantani

萬谷法英

Ensemble/(Kamaji Understudy)

Eiji Mizuno

水野栄治

Ensemble/(Aniyaku/Chihiro's father Understudy)

Miffy

Ensemble

Maki Morita

森田茉希

Ensemble

Yuna Yasuno

保野優奈

Ensemble

YAMATO

Ensemble

Kazuma Kimura

木村和磨

Swing

Toshiki Hirose

広瀬斗史輝

Swing/(Aogaeru Understudy)

Marina Mori

森 莉那

Swing/(Chihiro Understudy)

Annakanako Mohri

毛利アンナ可奈子

Swing

Spirited Away FAQs

A performance of Spirited Away is 3hrs, including 1 interval.

Spirited Away is performed in Japanese with English translation visible from all seats.

Our age guidance for Spirited Away is 7+. Children under 5 years old are not allowed in the auditorium for any Spirited Away performances.

The producers cannot guarantee the appearance of a particular cast member and no refunds or exchanges will be offered as a result of a cast member’s unavailability to perform at any performance. However, you can view the cast schedule online.

Spirited Away cast schedule

No.

No photography can take place during the show. Any large camera equipment must be left in our cloakroom as it cannot be taken into the auditorium.

We do not allow any hot food or alcohol purchased from outside the London Coliseum to be brought into the building and due to licensing any alcohol will be confiscated.

We have water stations across all main levels of our theatre so please do refill any resuable bottles you have.

There are bars on each level of the theatre. These open 75 minutes before each performance.

Bar Menu

We also encourage you to pre-order your interval drinks online.

Preorder Interval drinks

We have 3 delightful dining options for Spirited Away.

  1. Japanese Feast – authentic Japanese dishes in an exclusive area prior to evening performances;
  2. Japanese Afternoon Tea prior to matinee performances;
  3. Bento Bar from Tanpopo.

All 3 of these options do need to be pre-booked at least 72 hours in advance of the performance that you are attending.

Yes.

You can purchase programmes and merchandise on all levels of the theatre as well as the shop on the ground floor.