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By May 9, 2020 Read More →

CHILDREN’S THEATRE MAGAZINE NEWS: Half Moon Theatre’s productions go live online during the lock down

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Half Moon Theatre is offering families access to some of its content online. A selection of recent much-loved productions for young people will be made available free, for everyone over the coming weeks.

Every Wednesday a new production for young people will be made available online at www.halfmoon.org.uk/live, alongside access to backstage interviews, production photos and information about how the shows were created.

As a registered charity, we are especially grateful for any donations to Half Moon at this time so that in the future we will be able to continue offering young people vital access to the arts that may not otherwise exist.

NEW THIS WEEK    AVAILABLE NOW    COMING SOON

New this week:

Poster for Oh No, George!

Oh No, George (ages 3-8)
After its sell-out success at Half Moon Theatre in March, we’re thrilled to welcome back Oh No, George!, a delightfully playful tale about a dog who wants to be good, but just can’t resist temptation. Adapted from the award-winning picture book by Chris Haughton, this new show uses acrobatics, slapstick comedy and live music to bring George’s chaotic and joyful escapades to life. A Can’t Sit Still Theatre production.

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WATCH THE TRAILER

WATCH A REHEARSAL VIDEO

WATCH THE SHOW

Available now:

Butterflies (ages 3-8)
An uplifting tale of friendship and courage as three friends embark on an adventure to chase their butterflies away. Based on research into children’s anxiety, Butterflies will whisk you away on a journey of what makes you anxious and what we can do to understand, accept or overcome these feelings. A Tangled Feet and Half Moon co-production.

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WATCH THE TRAILER

WATCH THE SHOW


Boys Don’t (ages 8-12 and adults)
What’s a boy to do? From the playground to the classroom, from home to the uncharted waters of online, boys learn that displaying their feelings is a no-no. But what happens to emotion that can’t be let out? Boys Don’t was nominated for Best Production for Young People aged 8+ at the Off West End Awards 2017.

A Half Moon Presents and Papertale production in association with Apples and Snakes (South East). This production was filmed and edited by Brighton Metropolitan College in partnership with Brighton Dome during the Brighton Festival.

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WATCH THE TRAILER

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Need a Little Help (ages 2-7)
Based on the experiences of young carers, this moving and uplifting show explores what it means to look after someone else when you are young. In a playful and immersive space, the young audience help the performers look after each other, stepping into the shoes of young carers. A Tangled Feet and Half Moon co-production.

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WATCH THE TRAILER

PRIMARY SCHOOLS RESOURCE PACK

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Off the Grid poster

Archive Recording: Off the Grid (ages 13+ and adults)
Developed in partnership with young people, Off the Grid is an immersive play by David Lane that navigates a shocking and heart breaking human story through the underbelly of a hidden society. Follow Connor and Kelly over ten years and discover if their own tale is as hopeful as the fiction they’ve clung on to for their very existence.

Nominated for an OFFIE Award (The Off West End Theatre Awards) for Best Production For Young People Age 13+

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WATCH THE TRAILER

WATCH THE SHOW


What Once Was Ours (ages 12+ and adults)
An immersive  show about identity and belonging. Katie and Callum couldn’t be any more distant and disconnected: different heritage, different cities, different opportunities. Except there is one thing they’ll always have in common: Dad. What happens when Callum suddenly turns up in desperate need of help?

What Once Was Ours won Best Production for Young People Aged 13+ at the 2018 Offies, the Off West End Theatre Awards. A Zest Theatre and Half Moon co-production.

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AUDIENCE REACTION

EDUCATION PACK

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When Spring Comes (ages 3-7)
Follow Adeel on his journey of discovery from summer into winter as he anticipates the coming of spring. A play about loss and rebirth, exploring the resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity. The production fuses Kathak and contemporary dance with live jazz music, against a backdrop of beautiful animation. Filmed at the Spark Children’s Festival. When Spring Comes is a wordless show.

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WATCH AN INTERVIEW WITH VIPUL BHATTI

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