What’s On Tour

Half Moon and Half Moon Presents shows are touring the UK in 2016/17. Click the venue name to visit their website and book tickets.

If you would like to book any of our portfolio of shows for your venue, please see the Venue Programming page.

Big Wow Small WonderCurious / Circles in the Sand / Fairytales Gone Bad: Grannylocks – The Monstorous Duckling Fairytales Gone Bad: Zombie-rella – Blood-red Hood / The Girl and the Giraffe / Leaf  / I Got Superpowers For My Birthday 

 

Big Wow Small Wonder

Half Moon presents a Justin Coe production for ages 4 – 9 BigWowSmallWonder-300

Justin is the smallest boy in the whole town. So small that he can swim with goldfish. So small his sister takes him to school in her lunchbox. So small the class bully, Bother Boots Bradley, wants to catch him and keep him as his new pet.

Justin just wants to be like his giant Dad, but when he finds out his Dad is not the Big Wow, he sets off on a journey to find who – or what – the Big Wow really is! Can the Big Wow help Justin to be tall in time, before Bradley puts him in a cage ready for the school show and tell in assembly?

With the help of a pigeon, the Mountain (who sounds a lot like his Grandad) and the World Ant Weightlifting Champion, Justin soon realises that being big might not be all its bigged up to be.

Told with huge helpings of humour, poignant poetry and original music, this is a tall story about the wonders of being small.

2016 Tour Dates

  • Wed 12 October – Caversham Library, Reading Libraries tour in partnership with South Street Arts Centre
  • Thurs 13 October – Whitley Library, Reading Libraries tour in partnership with South Street Arts Centre
  • Thurs 13 October – Palmer Park Library, Reading Libraries tour in partnership with South Street Arts Centre
  • Fri 14 October – Southcote Library, Reading Libraries tour in partnership with South Street Arts Centre
  • Fri 14 October – Tilehurst Library, Reading Libraries tour in partnership with South Street Arts Centre
  • Sat 15 October – Battle Library, Reading Libraries tour in partnership with South Street Arts Centre
  • Sat 15 October – Central Library, Reading Libraries tour in partnership with South Street Arts Centre
  • Sat 23 October – Komedia, Brighton
  • Sat 12 November – The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, Havant
  • Sat 3 December – Half Moon Theatre, London E1

2017 Tour Dates

More tour dates coming soon.

Curious

6. Marleen Vermeulen in Curious. Photo by Richard MatthewsHalf Moon presents a Tam Tam Theatre production

Cake making gets messy in this perfect introduction to theatre, guaranteeing giggles galore for the very young and young at heart.

Journey into a playfully imaginative world where kitchen meets garden, where dirt is good, and where messiness mischievously conjures the perfect birthday surprise.

A play with few words, Curious is a laugh-out-loud experience for the very young and the curiously inquisitve – a perfect introduction to theatre that explores cake making as you have never seen before. This intimate, light-hearted play for under 3’s is by award-winning theatre director Sarah Argent and performer Marleen Vermeulen.

“A fine example of theatre for the very young. This inventive production and the appealing performance, is intimate yet never patronising”  Theatre Review

2016 Tour Dates

More tour dates coming soon.

Circles in the Sand

Circles in the Sand with buckets Half Moon presents Tam Tam TheatreHalf Moon presents a Tam Tam Theatre production

An intimate, imaginative and captivating play for the very young.

Join us in a world of buckets, castle building, spinning and tumbling in this delightful show for under 3s which explores sand in new and exciting ways.

With no words, and accompanied by an evocative soundtrack of world music, Circles in the Sand is an intimate, imaginative and captivating play, providing the perfect introduction to theatre for the very young. This intimate, light-hearted play is performed by Marleen Vermeulen and directed by award-winning theatre director Sarah Argent.

“A charmingly observed celebration of the joys and triumphs of discovery presented with engaging warmth and integrity” Jo Belloli, Associate Producer, Polka Theatre

2016 Tour Dates

Tour dates coming soon.

Fairytales Gone Bad: Grannylocks / The Monstorous Duckling

Half Moon presents a Joseph Coelho production for ages 3+

Fairytales-Granny-150Join performance poet Joseph Coelho, winner of the 2015 Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award, as he unravels familiar fairytales to create fresh contemporary classics in an enchanting performance for young and old alike.

A father returns home with a magical cloak. A cloak that hides a story… Join our poetic storyteller as he unwinds the true stories behind the happily ever afters and discover they’re maybe not as charming as you remember!

Did you know that the ugly duckling was never ugly? He was truly monstrous! Or that Goldilocks was never a tale about a little girl. It was always a tale about a granny; A mean, old, thieving granny who has plans for something quite nasty.

2016 Tour Dates

More tour dates coming soon.

Fairytales Gone Bad: Zombie-rella / Blood-red Hood

Half Moon presents a Joseph Coelho production for ages 6+Fairytales-Zombie-150

Join performance poet Joseph Coelho, winner of the 2015Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award, as he unravels familiar fairytales to create fresh contemporary classics in an enchanting performance for young and old alike.

Join a mysterious vaudeville storyteller with a magical top-hat and coat as he unwinds the true stories behind the happily ever afters, which are maybe not as charming as you remember! Discover the true tale of Cinderella, where she dies and becomes a zombie and falls in love with a vampire prince. And of course, there’s the true tale of Little Red Riding Hood, the wolf-hunter who never leaves her home without her shield, axe and blood-red stained cloak.

2016 Tour Dates

2017 Tour Dates

  • Weds 22 February – Sat 25 February – Reading Libraries tour in partnership with South Street Arts Centre

More tour dates coming soon.

The Girl and the Giraffe

IMG_0979-300Half Moon presents a Floods of Ink production for 3-6s

One day whilst Girl is playing in her garden, she spots something peculiar on the other side of the fence. Climbing up as high as she can to get a better view, she is surprised when she comes face to face with…Giraffe!

As their friendship grows, Girl discovers that Giraffe isn’t very well. She tries everything she can to make him feel a bit better; putting on bandages, making a cup of tea, and even baking a truly magnificent cake, but she doesn’t get it quite right. Girl soon realises that Giraffe doesn’t need a plaster for a graze on his arm or a scratch on his knee. Giraffe is sad. Sometimes we need a different kind of plaster for the things you can’t always see.

Charming puppetry, an enchanting soundscape and beautiful storytelling combine in this sensitive show about love and friendship, told from a child’s perspective.

2016 Tour Dates

2017 Tour Dates

More tour dates coming soon.

Leaf

Half Moon presents a Tam Tam Theatre production for 0-3

Leaf-150x150A leaf is born…
It grows and glows in the sunshine and the rain
Then the wind blows and it becomes colder
The leaf changes colour
In the snow, the leaf falls…
But when spring comes, a new leaf grows…

Join us as we tell the life story of a very special leaf in this warm, intimate and playful new piece for under 3s inspired by nature and the seasons. Framed within an evocative soundscape, this is the perfect introduction to theatre for the very young.

At the end of the performance, children are invited onto the stage to play among the leaves and explore a landscape created by the changing seasons.

Leaf is another heart-warming play created by Tam Tam Theatre, whose previous shows for very young children include Circles in the Sand and Curious. It is performed by the company’s founder, Marleen Vermeulen, and created in collaboration with director Joy Haynes.

2016 Tour Dates

More tour dates coming soon.


I Got Superpowers For My Birthday

A Paines Plough and Half Moon Production

IGotSuperPowers-150Ethan, William and Fiona are about as different as three almost-teens can be. The only thing they have in common is that tomorrow is their birthday. And they’ve just discovered they have superpowers.

Which is lucky because someone needs to protect the world from The Darkness. An evil overlord with plans to turn everything to ice.

Join our three heroes on an epic quest to save the planet in this brand new play for ages 7+ from award winning writer Katie Douglas.

2016 Tour Dates

More tour dates coming soon.

If you would like to book any of our portfolio of shows for your venue, please see the Venue Programming page.

Big Wow Small WonderCurious / Circles in the Sand / Fairytales Gone Bad: Grannylocks – The Monstorous Duckling Fairytales Gone Bad: Zombie-rella – Blood-red Hood / The Girl and the Giraffe / Leaf  / I Got Superpowers For My Birthday