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'My Neighbor Totoro' play on London stage baggage 6 Olivier awards

A stage adaptation of the Studio Ghibli traditional “My Neighbor Totoro” triumphed on the Olivier Awards in London on Sunday, profitable in six classes, probably the most amongst nominees.

Based on the 1988 coming-of-age movie about two younger sisters who befriend forest spirits, the play was named finest leisure or comedy whereas additionally profitable awards for finest director, costume design, sound design, set design and lighting design.

Japan’s Kimie Nakano was among the many play’s award winners for her costume designs. The play acquired a complete of 9 nominations, additionally probably the most amongst entries.

The stage manufacturing got here to fruition after composer Joe Hisaishi, who wrote the music for the movie, obtained the consent of Hayao Miyazaki, who directed the anime movie, based on collaborator Nippon Television Network Corp.

“My Neighbor Totoro” was produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company and premiered at London’s Barbican Centre from October final 12 months via January, with your entire solid comprised of British East and Southeast Asian actors.

It is slated to return to the stage from November this 12 months to March subsequent 12 months after receiving overwhelming acclaim.

In Tokyo on Monday, Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno mentioned, “The awards reflected how Japan’s culture and arts transcended language and borders via success on the global stage to receive praise.”

Established in 1976 in honor of British actor Laurence Olivier, the awards are acknowledged as Britain’s most prestigious stage honors.

Previous Japanese winners of the Olivier awards embody ballerina Yoko Morishita in 1985 and butoh dance troupe Sankai Juku in 2002.