The award winning and best selling magical tale of a young witch named Kiki and her feline companion Jiji made popular by Studio Ghibli will be adapted for the stage at the Southwark Playhouse. Kiki’s Delivery Service will be running during the festive season from 8th December 2016 to 8th January 2017, directed by Kate Hewitt (associate director Charlie and The Chocolate Factory and soon to direct Romeo & Juliet).
Southwark Playhouse provide the following overview:
“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.”
For more on the adaptation, the full schedule and tickets, head over to the Southwark Playhouse here.