Momo’s Magical Adventure comes to Sandton

Iconic centre to host children's theatre production

Momo’s Magical Adventure comes to Sandton
Momo’s Magical Adventure

The festive season is around the corner and Africa’s premium shopping destination, Sandton City, is pulling out all the stops to make it the most exciting one yet. Ticket sales have opened for Momo’s Magical Adventure, an entertaining live theatrical show set to capture the hearts of shoppers of all ages, this coming holiday, from 8 December – 7 January 2024.


In this story, Momo’s friends have left Johannesburg for the summer holidays to go to the sea and she’s the only one left in the big city. Time has passed by slowly, but Momo’s favourite night of the year has finally arrived- it’s Christmas Eve!


Join Momo and her best friend, Mack the Meerkat on a bright and colourful adventure. Follow them as they journey into a dreamy magical snow globe. Meet Sandi the giant gingerbread man who loves candy and all things dandy, and help Momo and Mack find Busi, the bright and wondrous butterfly in an enchanted garden amid thickets of ivy. Prepare to be transported into Momo’s vivid and colourful imagination where everything looks jollier at this time of year and Father Christmas flies inside a hot air balloon pulled by kudus, way up high in the highveld sky, beaming and basking in festive cheer.


This heart-warming tale will be brought to life by an exceptional cast, led by Tebogo Molepo in the title role of Momo and Justin Swartz as Mack the meerkat. The talented ensemble, including Mlindeli Emmanuel, Ryan Smith, Noluthando Mathebula, Jordyn Schaefer, and Katlego Nche, will breathe life into an array of magical festive characters, including Sandi the Gingerbread man, Busi the butterfly, and beloved friends from Momo’s colourful imagination.

Momo’s Magical Adventure is being brought to the stage by an award-winning creative team. Produced by visionary Lyall Ramsden, and under the playful directorial eye of Kirsten Harris, with a musical composition by James Bassingthwaighte, the show promises to be a sensory delight. Owen Lonzar’s choreography will add a dynamic dimension to the performance with Vallery Groenewald’s imaginative design and Nerine Pienaar’s captivating costume creations, making this South African creation an unforgettable experience.


Momo’s Magical Adventure will be performed in a bespoke crafted tent in the centre court outside Checkers from 8 December to 7 January 2024. Four live performances will take place daily at 10.30am, 12.30pm, 3.30pm and 5.30pm, from Tuesday to Sunday. This delightful show will be filled with fun and is sure to start the festive season on a celebratory note.


“Momo’s Magical Adventure tells an authentic South African story, set against wonderful colourful dreamscapes where, true to the Christmas spirit, everything is playful, bolder and brighter,” said Dimitri Kokinos, Asset Manager of Sandton City. “This production, that has been crafted with the entire family in mind, reminds us to look up, to find joy, that sharing is caring and that generosity at this time of year goes a long way,” he added.


This show is suitable for all ages. There will be no performances on Mondays including Christmas and New year’s day.  For more information, regular updates, or to buy tickets, which are available for R 50 each, go to