Half Moon presents a Justin Coe production for ages 4 – 8
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.
Big Wow Small Wonder
2016 Tour Dates
Sat 27 August – Bloom Festival, Canary Wharf Crossrail Roof Garden, E14
Wed 12 October – Sat 15 October – Reading Libraries tour in partnership with South Street Arts Centre
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
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
Circles in the Sand Production Gallery
2016 Tour Dates
Tour dates coming soon.
Fairytales Gone Bad: Grannylocks / The Monstorous Duckling
Half Moon presents a Joseph Coelho production for ages 3+
Join 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.
Fairytales Gone Bad - Grannylocks / The Monstrous Duckling
Half Moon presents a Joseph Coelho production for ages 6+
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.
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
Half 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.