Private: Dust

Show Details

Dates: Wed 18 - Sat 21, Mon 23, Thu 26 & Fri 27 Mar
Times: Wed 18 Mar - 1.30pm and 4.30pm / Thu 19 Mar & Fri 20 Mar - 10.30am & 1.30pm / Sat 21 Mar - 11am & 2pm / Mon 23, Thu 26 & Fri 27 Mar - 10.30am & 1.30pm
Running Time: 50 mins
Age Range: 4-9


A Half Moon and Z-Arts co-production


When Little Titch and her scruffy rucksack arrive at the giant, pink house it is not what she expected – a blanket of thick grey dust covers everything in sight and it is wild and overgrown. Her new home is cold and unwelcoming until she meets Nelly, a flamboyant and loveable hoarder. Together the pair discover they have more in common than they first thought and that friendship can heal hidden wounds.

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.

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.


Laura Dockrill. Photo by Sonny MalhotraBook Reading and Signing | Sat 21 March
Dust playwright Laura Dockrill will be reading from her books My Mum’s Growing Down and Angry Cookie after the 11am performance of Dust on Saturday 21 March. Laura will also sign copies of her books, which will be available to purchase in our pop-up bookshop.


For schools bookings contact: 
Androulla Constantinou, Producer (Creative Learning), on 020 7709 8905