Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki’s works have produced countless classic anime movies and they have huge international appeal to the global audiences as well. A brand new stage play in London proves exactly that, as England’s Southwark Playhouse will be adapting Kiki’s Delivery Service into a stage play.
The play is actually based on the novel by Japanese writer, Eiko Kadono, whose work was popularised when it was adapted into an anime movie by Studio Ghibli, which was of course directed by the great Hayao Miyazaki. The live-action stage play adaptation will be directed by Kate Hewitt and written by Jessica Sian. It will be shown at the Southwark Playhouse in London from 8th December 2016 – 8th January 2017.
Here is how the story of Kiki’s Delivery Service is described:
Kiki is a 13 year old witch and, as tradition dictates, it is time for her to leave home and family to make a new life for herself. Equipped with her ability to fly and accompanied by Jiji, her faithful feline companion, she sets out to find a place where she can use her powers for the greater good and that one day she might call home.
A magical tale of growing up and finding acceptance Kiki’s Delivery Service is a story for everyone aged 7 and up.
Kiki’s Delivery Service is adapted from the bestselling and award winning book by Japanese author Eiko Kadono. The book has previously been adapted in to a live action film and most notably an award winning animation by Studio Ghibli.