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The Garden of Words Tickets

The Garden of Words Tickets

10 Aug 2023 - 9 Sep 2023
See Makoto Shinkai's world-renowned anime come to life at the Park Theatre.

The Garden of Words Information

Takao and Yukari are escaping.

Whilst seeking solace in a Japanese garden, an out-of-step woman and an offbeat teenager meet by chance. Social misfits with a shared sense of loneliness, the unlikely pair bond over classical poetry, shoemaking and bad cooking. But the heartfelt companionship that could save them might also ruin them…

Based on the stereotype-defying Anime and novel from world-renowned filmmaker, Makoto Shinkai (your name., Suzume), Japanese animation continues to make waves on the UK stage with this global premiere.

A refreshingly candid Tokyo tale reminiscent of the adorable melancholy of Lost in Translation. Delve deeper into Shinkai’s visually emotive story about the lines between platonic and romantic longing and what it is to feel alone in the biggest metropolis in the world. Seven lost souls, drowning in technology yet unable to connect.

From the UK’s Whole Hog Theatre, creators of the world's first stage adaptation of a Hayao Miyazaki film with the kind permission of Studio Ghibli (Princess Mononoke), and Tokyo’s Anime stage production specialists Nelke Planning (Attack on Titan, Naruto, Sailor Moon stage productions) comes a unique, new Anglo-Japanese collaboration.

Please note
Themes of mental health struggles, bullying and abuse of power.

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Parents and Babies Performance: Thu 24 Aug 13.00

Run time

1 hour 45 minutes (including interval)

Opening date

August 10th, 2023

Closing date

September 9th, 2023





Cast and creative

By: Makoto Shinkai, adapted by Whole Hog Theatre
Director: Alexandra Rutter

Our review