What Once Was Ours

Show Details

Dates: Thu 5 & Fri 6 Oct
Times: Thu 5 - 4.30pm & 7pm / Fri 6 - 1.30pm and 4.30pm
Running Time: 60 mins
Age Range: 12+


A Zest Theatre and Half Moon co-production
What Once Was Ours


What Once Was Ours
is also at Half Moon from Mon 9 - Wed 11 Oct. See below for times.


An immersive new 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?

Created against the background of Brexit, What Once Was Ours has been developed in consultation with young people across the country and uses their direct words and opinions to explore how politics and national values impact on the complex lives of one family.

Beautiful imagery, striking original music and immersive design combine to create this powerful new production for young people, which asks why we’ve become so fearful of anyone who is different from us.

What Once Was Ours is a Zest Theatre and Half Moon co-production: an exciting collaboration by two of the UK’s leading companies creating work for young people.

Please note, What Once Was Ours is an immersive production. There is no assigned seating and audiences stand throughout the performance. If you have any access requirements please contact the box office.

“Zest relishes the opportunity to captivate those who may think theatre isn’t for them.”
A Younger Theatre

“Half Moon is a pillar of creativity, uniting young people regardless of race, gender, and ability.”
Time Out London



What Once Was Ours schedule

Thu 5 Oct: 4.30pm & 7pm
Fri 6 Oct: 1.30pm and 4.30pm
Mon 9 Oct: 10.30am & 1.30pm
Tue 10 Oct: 1.30pm and 7pm
Wed 11 Oct: 10.30am and 1.30pm

Black History Month events
On Tuesday 10 October there will be a free workshop and opportunities to explore the issues raised in the play. Please email androulla@halfmoon.org.uk for more information.


Part of Black History Month celebrations in Tower Hamlets.
Supported by Tower Hamlets Council

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