Mojo
Previous Show
Ages 5 plus
Dates 2011/12 London Salzburg & New York
female dancer kneeling down to offer puppet girl (manipulated by a male puppeteer)a bunch of flowers
"Poetic images emerge. There is not a moment of distraction, or wasted time. And most importantly, nothing is explained, but everything is clear. Deep emotions, cryptic imagery, a performance at the height of its time, Go there! Oh Rush. And start growing, growing, growing"
- Bernhard Flier, Salzburge

About the Show

Theatre-Rites and Arthur Pita

MOJO is about growing up and discovering your mojo, in a world full of magic and mystery.  The cast guide a puppet girl, from baby to teenager, through a beautiful wonderland where objects transform into dogs, birds and six legged-creatures – all accompanied by toe-tapping rhythms from multi-instrumentalists Adriano Adewale and Leo Altarelli.

A co-production with the Barbican and Salzburg Festival, Mojo performed at the Barbican during Christmas 2011 and then toured to the Salzburg Festival in August 2012 and the New Victory Theater in New York in October and November 2012. 

"As an adult, one is spontaneously caught/captivated by the fine choreography, the lovingly created characters of puppets and humans and not least by the power of imagination, the virtuosity, with which the magical elements of theatre are being used. One would wish to have such a lucky-charm as Mojo on many a theatre evening" - Wiener Zeitung
Adriano Adelwale

2011 and 2012

Leo Alterelli

2011 and 2012

Robin Beer

2012

Cody Choi

2011

Laura Cubitt

2011

Rachel Donovan

2012

Sarah Fitzpatrick

Backstage Puppeteer 2011 and 2012

Mohsen Nouri

2011 and 2012

Simon Palmer

2011 and 2012

Tanya Richam-Odoi

2011 and 2012

Clemmie Sveaas

2011

Sue Buckmaster
Co-director
Arthur Pita
Choreographer and Co-Director
Peter Mumford
Set and Lighting Designer
Adriano Adelwale
Composer
Leo Altarelli
Composer
Keith Clouston
Musical Director
Michael Fowkes
Puppetry Design
Yvonne Stone
Puppet Maker
Ellie McGrother
Puppet Maker
Jonathan Saville
Puppet Maker
Janet Knechtel
Puppet Maker
Suzy Peters
Costume Designer
Claire Cunningham
2012 Revival Choreography
Philippe Cherbonnier
Dramaturg
Neil Sowerby
Sound Designer
William Reynolds
Assistant Designer and Relighter
John Van Der Put
Magic Consultant
"Poetic images emerge. There is not a moment of distraction, or wasted time. And most importantly, nothing is explained, but everything is clear. Deep emotions, cryptic imagery, a performance at the height of its time, Go there! Oh Rush. And start growing, growing, growing"
- Bernhard Flier, Salzburge
"As an adult, one is spontaneously caught/captivated by the fine choreography, the lovingly created characters of puppets and humans and not least by the power of imagination, the virtuosity, with which the magical elements of theatre are being used. One would wish to have such a lucky-charm as Mojo on many a theatre evening"
- Wiener Zeitung
"This is a joyous show about finding yourself and the things that you love, retaining the wonder of life as you move from childhood into the adult world, and remembering what it felt like to be a child. An exhilarating family show, and a mischievous life lesson for all ages"
- The Guardian
"The joyous fluidity of the puppetry is a large part of the thrill. And there’s kinetic dancing, gloriously nonsensical songs and pin-sharp musicianship: a glowing eruption of freewheeling fun" "
- Time Out
"This magical mix of live music, simple yet ingenious puppetry and insouciant dance from London-based company Theatre-Rites must be one of the most purely imaginative, non-traditional end-of-the-year entertainments now on in London. At heart it’s a wonderfully welcoming, energetic rite of passage about growing up"
- The Times