The Moomins and the Comet (U) + live soundtrack

The Moomins and the Comet (U) + live soundtrack




6:30 pm - 7:40 pm


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Drama Studio, The University of Sheffield. See venue details and map...


Writs. Tove Jansson, Maria Kossakowska, Lucjan Dębiński / Poland, Austria, Germany  /  40 mins

+ Q&A with composer Graeme Miller and Andy Votel (Finders Keepers Records)

  • Presented in association with Finders Keepers Records

We’re delighted to present a rare screening and live soundtrack to the 1983 version of The Moomins and the Comet, by original composer Graeme Miller. The original book Comet in Moominland (1946) by Tove Jansson. Written during a time of hardship and war, the tolerant world of Moominvalley offered a refuge from the harshness of reality – and is arguably still relevant today. The storyline sees Moomintroll and Sniff set off to the Observertory in the Lovely Mountains, to find out whether a comet will hit Earth. 

The music for the 1983 version was written and played by two Leeds-based post punk avant-garde theatre composers, a suitable complement to the programme’s surreal storylines and freaky but friendly ‘fuzzy’ felt animations.

Graeme Miller & Steve Shill

Arts Council England
British Council
Heritage Fund
Key Fund
Department for Culture, Media and Sport