The Garden of Words Tickets

The Garden of Words Tickets

See Makoto Shinkai's world-renowned anime come to life at the Park Theatre.
The Garden of Words Tickets
The Garden of Words Tickets

About The Garden of Words

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.

Run time

1 hour 45 minutes (including interval)

Start date

10th August, 2023

End date

9th September, 2023




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

The Garden of Words cast and creative team

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


Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London, United Kingdom, N4 3JP


Location: Fringe/Off West End Railway station: Seven Sisters Bus numbers: (Finsbury Park) 210

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Parents and Babies Performance: Thu 24 Aug 13.00


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