Stage Adaptation of Studio Ghibli’s Princess Mononoke

Many Studio Ghibli fans have claimed Princess Mononoke as one of their favorite films by Hayao Miyazaki, but can anyone imagine how a stage adaptation would like look like? Perhaps a better question is, “is it possible?”
Based in the United Kingdom, a independent theater group called, Whole Hog Theatre, specializes in adaptations and are looking forward to adapting Princess Mononoke for the stage. It seems the members of the group are huge fans of Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki’s work and want to bring the project to life. They are planning on creating a adaptation that is faithful to the original film. In honor of the film’s strong environmental ethics, they will use recycled materials in their costumes, sets and props. They do not plan on changing any of the story’s narrative, but to re-tell the story in a different form.

Below is the trailer to the original 1997 Studio Ghibli, Princess Mononoke, and the link to the video about the Whole Hog Theatre’s stage adaptation of Princess Mononoke.

1997 Studio Ghibli, Princess Mononoke

Whole Hog Theatre’s stage adaptation of Princess Mononoke

Do you think the stage adaptation will do justice to the film?