Presented By Compagnie L'Homme Debout

MO and the Red Ribbon

29 June 2019

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Type: Spectacle

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Combining spectacular staging and emotional storytelling, meet MO, a giant child puppet, who wakes up in Bow to find he has been separated from his family. With a red ribbon as a guide, help MO on his journey in this promenade production which explores the experience of migration from a child’s perspective, offering an ultimately optimistic look at the world we inhabit and those we share it with.


This is a promenade performance with at least thirty minutes of walking, which starts at Lefevre Park and ends at Wennington Green. GDIF staff will be leading an Assisted Journey from start to finish, which will be step-free. If preferred, audience members with limited mobility are welcome to skip the promenade element of the show and go directly to the finale site at Wennington. The finale will last approximately thirty minutes. There will be limited seating available in the viewing area and will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Assisted journey

This is a promenade performance. GDIF Staff will lead an assisted route. Meet at the Roman Road entrance for Lefevre Park at 9:15pm for a prompt 9:30pm start.

Blue badge parking

There is blue badge parking in the area under general Tower Hamlets parking rules. The drop off point is at Legion Terrace for those wishing to join the assisted journey. The pickup (and drop off for those going straight to the finale) point is Roman Road across from bus stop Haverfield Green Grove Road (Stop D).

Accessible Toilets

An accessible toilet will be available at the finale site at Wennington Green.

Photo route

Our photo route details the most accessible route between the nearest public transportation and performance locations. Download our photo route.

What to expect

Our what to expect guide might help you pick which shows to see, especially if members of your group have access needs.

  • Speech free
  • Family friendly
  • Make some noise

Mo and the Red Ribbon access video

Where to find it

MO and the Red Ribbon is a promenade performance with at least thirty minutes of walking down Roman Road, East London, E3 5QN. The performance starts at Lefevre Park (E3 2RL) and ends at Wennington Green (E3 5SN).

About the show

MO and the Red Ribbon is co-produced by Sur le Pont CNAREP (New Aquitaine), Le Fourneau CNAREP (Bretagne), le Centre International De Création Artistique Le Parapluie (Aurillac), HAMEKA Fabrique des Arts de la Rue and Atelier 231 (Sotteville lès Rouen).

MO and the Red Ribbon is supported by Compagnie Oposito, Le Moulin Fondu CNAREP, La Ville de Poitiers, La Région Nouvelle Aquitaine, L’OARA, DRAC Nouvelle Aquitaine and Commune de Lagord.

Fly the Flag

MO and the Red Ribbon is part of Fly the Flag, a unique collaboration between arts organisations and human rights charities to mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Artist Ai Weiwei has created a flag to mark anniversary, and from 24 – 30 June 2019 people across the world will Fly The Flag in galleries and theatres, shopping centres and offices, schools and libraries, both physically and online, to celebrate that human rights are for everyone, every day.

GDIF is an Advocate and will be flying the flag at several events during the festival.

Find out how you can get involved with Fly the Flag.

Supported by

Tower Hamlets Council

Tower Hamlets Council is proud to support a diverse range of arts and events in the borough and prides itself on hosting a varied cultural programme from major music festivals to supporting grassroots community arts groups. Visit the Tower Hamlets website to find out more about events in the borough.

Action for Bow

Action for Bow supports education, training and employment opportunities; sports, healthy living and cultural activities; environmental and regeneration issues in Bow East and West wards.  The registered charity (1104269), established by the Tower Hamlets Housing Action Trust in 2004, has been making grants to wide range of organisations. We have supported 311 projects since 2004 and allocated funding of 3.2 million.

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