Princess Mononoke to become a stage play
Whole Hog Theatre has announced they will be bringing Hayao Miyazaki’s masterpiece Princess Mononoke to the 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.
Young warrior Ashitaka is a marked man. Cursed by a demon god while defending his village, hemust 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 retold for the stage.”
Performances are scheduled to take place 2nd – 6th of April 2012.