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19:56 - 17th July 2012, by David West

Princess Mononoke Coming To London Live On Stage

Next year Studio Ghibli's classic story Princess Mononoke will be brought to life on the London stage.

With the co-operation of Studio Ghibli, Whole Hog Theatre presents the world's first theatrical staging of Hayao Miyazaki's renowned animated film in April 2013.

The Whole Hog Theatre website describes the plot for those unfamiliar with the film: Young warrior Ashitaka is a marked man. Cursed by a demon god whilst 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 re-told for the stage.

Performances will take place on 2 to 6 April 2013 at New Diorama Theatre, 15 Triton Street, Regent's Place, London NW1 3BF

You can learn about the Whole Hog Theatre Company on their website and you can pre-book tickets on the New Diorama website.

What an awesome idea!

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