A race against time with Michael Ende’s cult fantasy Momo

Rebecca Thorn, Kimberly Blake, Luisa Guerreiro, David Cumming & Gavin James in Momo.

Something a bit different for children – Filament Theatre and Greenwich Theatre present Momo, the cult fantasy based on the novel by Michael Ende.

It’s a musical fantasy from the author of The NeverEnding Story and it’s at two London venues – Stratford Circus and Greenwich Theatre – over the next couple of weeks.

“It’s like this my dear sir. You’re wasting your life cutting hair, lathering faces and swapping idle chit chat.

“When you’re dead it will be as if you never existed. If only you had the time to lead the right kind of life, you’d be quite a different person. Time is all you need, right?”

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 faster and her friends begin to disappear, Momo must defeat this shadowy enemy before the world as she knows it is gone forever.

Momo mixes an original vocal score drawing on Ladino, African and Choral music, storytelling, puppetry and their distinct brand of physical theatre.

Filament Theatre, formed by Sabina Netherclift and Osnat Schmool, to bring original music theatre to a wide audience by working with partners in community theatres and presenting work in non-traditional public spaces.

Greenwich Theatre is one of London’s finest Off-West End theatres and in the past three years it has become one of the most significant supporters of young and emerging theatre makers in the UK.

At Stratford Circus this Friday/Saturday and Greenwich Theatre April 1-5. For children 7+ and their families.

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