Private: New Voices

Show Details

Dates: Wed 2 Oct - Fri 4 Oct
Times: Wed 2 Oct - 1.15pm / Thu 3 Oct - 4.30pm & 7pm / Fri 4 Oct - 10am, 11.30am, 1.30pm, 4.30pm & 7pm
Running Time: 25-60 mins (check production)
Age Range: 2-16 (check production)


Half Moon and Rose Bruford College present
New Voices


An exciting three-day festival of new work for young people created by students about to graduate from Rose Bruford College’s MA Theatre for Young Audiences and MA Actor-Musicianship courses. The work reflects their interests and the ambition of the courses to engage audiences from a range of ages and backgrounds, in ways that celebrate the unique and powerful ways in which live theatre can bring people together.

Featuring an impressive selection of theatre styles and genres – including puppetry, comedy, live music and dance – discover a refreshing and stimulating collection of new work for young audiences aged 2-16.

All tickets £3

New Voices Festival Schedule


Wednesday 2 October
Killer Boss (10+) – 1.15pm (45 mins)


Thursday 3 October
NeuroHack (11+) – 4.30pm (40 mins)
The Last Supper (15+) – 7pm (60 mins)


Friday 4 October
But Why Does It Have To Be? (4-7) – 10am (40 mins)
After the Rain (2+) – 11.30am (25 mins)
Destination Coda (10+) – 1.30pm (30 mins)
Feel My Bass… Hit! (11-16) – 4.30pm (35 mins)
Give Me A Minute (13+) – 7pm (40 mins)



Wednesday 2 October

Killer Boss
By Lily Elliott
Ages 10+ | 1.15pm (45 mins)
A work-in-progress musical comedy exploring the trials and tribulations of working in an office, and what it is like to have a frustratingly annoying boss. After the performance, audiences will take part in a facilitated feedback session.

Thursday 3 October

By Stasa Dukic and Katie Ross
Ages 11+ | 4.30pm (40 mins)
How do we stay connected to one another, our surroundings and ourselves when our screens constantly compete for our attention? An inclusive performance that tackles the question of how to be human in a digital world.


The Last Supper
By Alexandra Andrei in collaboration with Elliot Windsor
Ages 15+ | 7pm (60 mins)
Death comes to us all in the end, but for them, the end is just the beginning. And the middle. And the end. A man and a woman are preparing dinner, but they forgot the key ingredient – each other. Can they remember in time?

Friday 4 October

But Why Does It Have To Be?
By Sarah Allwright in collaboration with Dexter Newman
Ages 4-7 | 10am (40 mins)
We are all different. We all play, learn and explore in our own unique way. But what happens when you don’t quite understand how others experience the world and when creativity and logic clash? But Why Does It Have to Be? celebrates how our differences can be valued.


After the Rain
By Abigail Huan and Dexter Newman in association with Five Stones Theatre International and Page One Theatre
Ages 2+ | 11.30am (25 mins)
A playful journey through the water cycle, where, after the rain, comes the sun. A poetic dance-theatre production exploring the ever-changing formation of clouds, and the importance of weathering the storm.


Destination Coda
By Victor Correia and Jake Reynolds
Ages 10+ | 1.30pm (30 mins)
In order to move forward in life, a young man must hit the repeat bar to his past melodies in order to get to his coda. An exciting and theatrical musical piece that fuses music and puppetry to create a heartfelt tribute to a young man’s complex journey growing up.


Feel My Bass… Hit!
By Remi Fadare
Ages 11-16 | 4.30pm (35 mins)
An autobiographical memoir of self-discovery, acceptance and friendship from a neurodiverse performance artist at the intersection of sexuality, race, gender and disability. Feel My Bass… Hit! features spoken word, choral singing, movement, puppetry and immersive drumming.


Give Me A Minute
By Evie Jones
Ages 13+ | 7pm (40 mins)
Are we defined by ourselves or by other people? Why do we try so hard to shed the labels we’re given; and why are there others that we’re eager to cling onto? Give Me A Minute is a new piece of music theatre that explores identity, womanhood and how we make ourselves heard.



A series of pop-up events will take place during the festival. Please check back nearer the time for more information.