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The Garden of Words

The Garden of Words

World Premiere of stage adaptation of Princess Mononoke
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**SAVE ON TICKET PRICES** Valid for all evening performances 24 August - 7 September 2023. Book by 7 September 2023.

Whole Hog Theatre in association with Park Theatre present the World Theatrical Premiere of The Garden of Words Official Stage Production Based on the Anime from Makoto Shinkai/CoMix Wave Films 新海誠監督作品 「言の葉の庭」 Adapted by Whole Hog Theatre (Princess Mononoke stage adaptation) Directed by Alexandra Rutter — “You’ve been living your whole life alone…” Rainy season. Tokyo. Akizuki and Yukino are skiving. When a student and an older woman meet by chance, their mutual feelings of alienation draw them together. But the friendship that could save them might also ruin them… Based on the stereotype-defying Anime by renowned director Makoto Shinkai (your name.), this modern tale inspired by ancient poetry explores invisible disability, loneliness, and the moral line between platonic and romantic longing. Created and performed in London and Tokyo, this collaboration with Anime stage production specialists, Nelke Planning, brings together Japanese and British creatives to explore Shinkai’s emotive animation through visual storytelling. Performed in English with occasional Japanese. “They achieve the seemingly impossible” Anime UK News on Princess Mononoke

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StartsThursday, 10 August 2023
EndsSaturday, 9 September 2023
Running Time1 hour 45 mins (including an interval)


VenuePark Theatre
AddressPark Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London, N4 3JP
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Nearest TubeKings Cross

Minimum Age

This production is recommended for ages 12+

Important Notice

Parent & babies performance: 24 August 2023, at 1pm.