Momo’s new home has been invaded. The Men in Grey, have arrived and are taking her friends away from her…not by kidnapping them but by stealing their time. As the world around her starts to run faster and her friends begin to disappear, Momo must defeat this shadowy enemy before the world as she knows it is gone for ever.
‘From the author of ‘The Neverending Story, Michael Ende, comes ‘Momo’. Filament Theatre’s adaptation of this cult fantasy novel toured to Polka Theatre, Stratford Circus and Greenwich Theatre . With a professional cast of eight and integrating more than 20 children’s choirs from Merton, Newham, Greenwich, Lambeth, Hackney and Lewisham along the way, Filament’s mix of beguiling harmonies drawing on Ladino, African and choral music created a magical family show.
Here’s what some of our adult audience said:
“Brilliant! amazing how you put the story/book onto stage! So beautiful. Amazing harmonies. Thank you so much!”
“Toptastically fabulous and fantastically it ‘time is short – live life “
“So creative – I loved all the colours and sound!!”
“Amazing production! Very heart warming & wonderfully inclusive, Susan age 102”
And from the children who took part and saw the show…
“This was the best opportunity I have ever had, thank you”
“I loved it ecpeshaly of the akting love from Alice”
“The show was just Amazing” Dora
“The tortoise in AMAZING!! That was sooooooooo cool”
And finally some critical praise:
‘Momo is highly original… with a thought-provoking and profound message at its heart, that of valuing time and the precious things in life.’ Curious Mum
‘The music is beautiful and expertly sung’ Everything Theatre
‘Director Sabina Netherclift’s vision for the nonsensical story is a strong one, and lovingly played out on stage.’ A Younger Theatre
‘This pleasingly original show features some fine singing and performances.’ The Stage
Cast: Adebayo Bolaji, Kimberley Blake, David Cumming, Charlie Folorunsho, Luisa Guerreiro, Gavin James, Sandra Marvin and Rebecca Thorn. Written by Annie Siddons, Designed by Emma Wee, Lighting Design by Charlie Lucas.
© all photos copyright Robert Day
Education and Participation work in Merton was supported by The Ernest Cook Trust and Momo was supported by Arts Council England