Dust cast announcement

Antonia Kemi Coker who plays Nelly (photo Kid Circus) and Faye Weerasinghe who plays Titch (Photo by Tom Grace) in Dust

We’re thrilled to announce that Antonia Kemi Coker and Faye Weerasinghe will play Nelly and Titch in Dust, our new co-production with Z-arts, that opens at Half Moon on Wednesday 18 March for 10 performances, before touring to seven further venues across the UK

Written by acclaimed award-winning children’s author Laura Dockrill (Darcy Burdock book series and Big Bones), Dust uses exciting puppetry and exquisite poetic language to explore a heartfelt story about love, loss, identity and memory.

With haunting music by Hugo White of The Maccabees, this striking and emotional new play is a joyous reminder about just how playful the world can be.

Antonia Kemi Coker, who plays Nelly. Photo Kid CircusAntonia Kemi Coker is a performer with over 25 years’ experience working nationally and internationally in West End theatre, radio, young people’s theatre, forum, street and sight specific work. She was originally a member of the Half Moon Youth Theatre many years ago as a teenager and is very happy to be back and working on this production of Dust.

Faye Weerasinghe who plays Titch. Photo by Tom Grace

Faye Weerasinghe trained at RCSSD and is also a member of The National Youth Theatre. She is thrilled to be making her professional debut at The Half Moon Theatre. Credits whilst training include: Romeo and Juliet, Merrily We Roll Along, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Dracula.

Dust is a Half Moon and Z-Arts co-production: an exciting collaboration by the UK’s leading small-scale young people’s venue and touring company and Manchester’s unique and award-winning venue for children and families.