The show was fantastic and held mine and the children's imagination from start to finish. The play tells the story of the summer when a huge flood swept through Moomin Valley, forcing the Moomins to find a new home in a floating theatre. Disaster strikes as Moomintrool, Little My and Snork Maiden disappear and so Moominpappa and Moominmamma have to find a way to reunite the family.
Told through a mixture of songs and dialogue by four excellent puppeteer actors, the play is beautifully crafted. The songs are magical and are very wistful. I've been humming a few in my head since I left the theatre yesterday. The sets are simple but hugely effective and the gorgeous puppets and handled skilfully. At points I forgot there were people manipulating them so think the effect must be even more dramatic for little ones.
This is definitely worth seeing if you're a young or old fan of the Moomins - steal a child (not literally please, I don't want to be a co-conspirator in court!) to take with you and watch them spellbound by the magic of this enchanting story.
And if you can leave without purchasing your own mini-Moomin then you're definitely made of stronger stuff than me! x
Performing at the Polka Theatre, Wimbledon until 16th August
and then on tour throughout the UK.