A new adaptation of Michael Ende’s musical fantasy adventure Momo will bring its unique tale of time thieves to three venues across the capital next year.
Playing at Polka theatre, Stratford Circus and the Greenwich theatre, Momo takes its name from the title character, whose friends are being taken away by mysterious figures known as the Men in Grey. Not your typical criminals, they aren’t kidnapping Momo’s comrades but stealing their time, and with more of her friends continuing to disappear she must defeat the shadowy time-takers before the world she knows is gone forever.
Based on the book by children’s author Ende, who is best known for his epic fantasy novel The NeverEnding Story, the production, which is co-produced by Filament Theatre and Greenwich theatre, combines storytelling, puppetry and an original score with Filament’s distinctive brand of physical theatre to create a family show that is suitable for everyone aged seven and older.
Directed by Filament Theatre’s Sabina Netherclift, who devised the show with composer Osnat Schmool and writer Annie Siddons, Momo will kick off its London tour at Polka theatre from 12 to 22 March. It will then travel north east to Stratford Circus, where it will play on 28 and 29 March, and conclude its journey around the capital at the Greenwich theatre from 1 to 5 April.