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Autumn term at Half Moon
Preparations for the new school term are at their peak at the moment and, like many families in Tower Hamlets, Half Moon is also busy getting ready for the exciting months ahead.
Our autumn season of theatre for young audiences returns in three weeks and offers 67 performances, 11 productions, a free community event and a special family art day, featuring live drawing and storytelling sessions, interactive song-based shows, creative workshops and lots of opportunities to join in!
The season begins on 21 September with First Light, an absorbing installation for babies to experience with their adults that explores the wonders of how their senses develop. It takes place in an intimate pod of up to eight people and audiences can sit, lie down or stand while sharing this immersive experience together.
To bring September to a rousing close we have two high-energy music gigs to get you dancing in your seats. Punk Alley (23 September) is a joyride of original punk music and dance for ages 5+. It’s also British Sign Language (BSL) integrated, with song lyrics visible on screens. We’re offering pre-show access orientation, which is for anyone who may need more information before watching the show in order to be able to enjoy it. Can Bears Ski? (16 December) is also BSL integrated and is a retelling of a story by Raymond Antrobus and Polly Dunbar.
Grooving with Pirates (30 September) is a funk and jazz-fuelled adventure across the seas for ages 3-7. Meet monsters and mermaids, take musical challenges and strut your stuff on the gangplank.
Last year, 500 young people and adults came to our Fun Palaces free family fun day of activities including craft, storytelling and music and movement workshops. How many people will we welcome this year on 7 October? Hopefully, you’ll be there!
We examine the environment on 21 October when the dance show 1 Click Away takes us on a journey into the world of packaging materials, exploring the impact of online shopping on the environment. It’s an important theme and we’re proud to be tackling it.
It’s an exciting start to autumn and I haven’t even mentioned five shows or our teenage tour.
We’re very much looking forward to welcoming local families into our building, many for the first time, to start them on their creative journeys.
Find out more on our What’s on Page.
Stephen Beeny is the Communication Manager at Half MoonFind out more about Theatre Passport
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