Private: What Once Was Ours

Show Details

Dates: Mon 9 - Wed 11 Oct
Times: Mon 9 - 10.30am & 1.30pm / Tue 10 - 1.30pm and 7pm / Wed 11 Oct - 10.30am
Running Time: 60 mins
Age Range: 12 +


A Zest Theatre and Half Moon co-production

What Once Was Ours



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 through direct contact with young people across the country and uses their 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



Education Pack
Are you a teacher or youth worker? Then download this pack for free and dig deeper into What Once Was Ours.


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 for more information.


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

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