Southwark Playhouse presents
Kiki's Delivery Service
by Eiko Kadono adapted for the stage by Jessica Siân
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.
Composer & Sound Designer
Movement & Puppetry Director
Anna Leong Brophy
“This enchanting Christmas show about a 13-year-old witch delivers the goods.” Time Out
“Miaow!” The Times
“Every now and then a show comes along with little fanfare or expectation and quietly knocks your Christmas stockings off. I loved every minute of it. There’s even flying, and it is just as unexpected and exhilarating as everything else about this little gem.”
“Director Kate Hewitt has fashioned a truly enchanting piece of theatre…” Broadway World
“A delightful and surprisingly poignant coming-of-age tale.” The Upcoming
“Southwark Playhouse has adapted Eiko Kadono’s novel Kiki’s Delivery Service into a world premiering play that captures the whimsy, magic, colour and beauty of both the novel and the Hayao Miyazaki animated film.” Exeunt
“All in all a magical evening, with a great story brought to life on stage in a clever, engaging and charming manner, not one to miss if you’re looking for a family friendly show to see over Christmas.” LondonTheatre1.com