Schools Bookings

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At Half Moon, we have a wide range of performances on throughout the year which are available for schools bookings. These include performances that take place at our theatre but also shows teachers can book to come into school.

Most of the dates for shows in our theatre are set by the start of the academic year, but we can sometimes offer additional performances of one of our Half Moon presents shows at the theatre in response to requests from schools.

Interested in a specific performance at a specific time of year? Take a look at the list below and contact us to find out more.

All tickets are £7 each.

FOR SCHOOLS BOOKINGS CONTACT: BECCY, 020 7709 8908

 
 

ROLLING DOWN THE ROAD
(Year 1-Year 5)
When: Thurs 26 and Fri 27 Sept
Times: 10.30am & 1.30pm

All aboard! Family singer songwriter David Gibb is proud to be the driver of the world’s first bus to be powered by song. However, his passengers’ choice of music can sometimes be a little unusual. From talking sunflowers to digging for buried treasure, David needs your help to find the perfect song for each of his passengers and get his magical, musical bus rolling down the road!

David’s songwriting draws from a wide range of musical influences, deftly blending folk, jazz, reggae and rock and roll, always with an emphasis on quality and musicianship reminiscent of the classics. Guaranteed to have both parents and children singing along in no time, this is show the whole family can enjoy together.

Performance running time: 60 minutes
Tickets: £7 each (adults go free based on ratios required for the age group*)

A Little Seed Music, Half Moon and The Story Museum Oxford production

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CROWDED
(Year 9-Year 13)
When: Weds 6 Nov 4.30pm & 7pm | Thurs 7 Nov 4.30pm & 7pm | Fri 8 Nov 1.30pm & 4.30pm | Sat 9 Nov 3pm & 7pm | Mon 11 Nov 10.30am & 1.30pm |
Mon 18 Nov 4.30pm & 7pm

It’s the beginning of summer and the community festival is in full swing in the local park. Everyone is there. Crowds queue but among the smiles and excitement lies something that could spoil this party.

Developed in direct response to the growing number of teenagers in the UK struggling with their mental health, Crowded tells the story of ordinary young people whose anxiety, depression and desire leads to harmful and destructive behaviours.

Giving voice to emotions that are often unspoken due to social stigma, Crowded is a powerful, funny and uncompromising story, presented in a striking, immersive spoken word style with the audience part of the action. It is written and performed by three exciting poet performers: Desree, Laura Rae and Slam the Poet, with additional text by Rosemary Harris.

This production contains themes that some people may find distressing.

Performance running time: 60 minutes
Tickets: £7 each (adults go free based on ratios required for the age group*)

A Half Moon and Apples and Snakes co-production

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RUMPELSTILTSKIN AND THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE
(Year 1-Year 4)
When: Thurs 14 and Fri 15 Nov
Times: 10.30am & 1.30pm

Poor Polly Buckwheat, the Miller’s daughter, is in a bit of a pickle! If she doesn’t turn a roomful of straw into gold by morning, the greedy King will turn a bit nasty. But should she accept the kind help of an eccentric dwarf who mysteriously appears in her prison cell?

Of all the fairytale characters, Rumpelstiltskin has got to be the most mixed up. He is helpful yet demanding; secretive yet nosy; short yet owning a name as long as his beard. Not surprisingly, this story of transformation will make you laugh and gasp at the same time!

Using its trademark puppets, music, storytelling and transforming sets, Theatre of Widdershins will create gold on stage with their version of the Grimm’s classic tale.

Performance running time: 55 minutes
Tickets: £7 each (adults go free based on ratios required for the age group*)

A Theatre of Widdershins production

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EMILY RISING
(Year 3-Year 6)
When: Thurs 21 & Fri 22 Nov
Times: 10.30am & 1.30pm

Emily wakes up one bright autumn morning to find that her feet can’t touch the ground, and no one can understand why. To everyone’s surprise, Emily keeps rising higher and higher.

From sleeping upside-down on her ceiling and flying above her school playground, to soaring over a starry-skied London; Emily’s adventure is just beginning. Emily discovers a world that looks completely different. She’s not scared at all – it’s fun being high up. But she’s not coming down…

Emily Rising is a unique and heart-warming story brought to life with stunning puppetry that will take you soaring into the sky.

Performance running time: 60 minutes
Tickets: £7 each (adults go free based on ratios required for the age group*)

A Little Angel Theatre and Goblin Theatre production

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For schools bookings contact: BECCY, 020 7709 8908

*We offer free tickets for adults in line with the recommended ratios as outlined by Ofsted:

Nursery – one free adult ticket for every two child tickets bought
Reception – one free adult ticket for every four child tickets bought
KS1 – one free adult ticket for every six child tickets bought
KS2 and up – one free adult ticket for every ten child tickets bought

Available in your school or on request at the theatre:

Some of our shows are available on dates that are convenient for you, either in your school or at our theatre:

Download Half Moon Presents Primary Pack Spring 2019

Note: some Secondary Schools have booked one of our shows for younger children as a reference piece for GCSE groups looking at the genre of Children’s Theatre. You could consider hosting a performance for one of your local feeder Primary Schools, for instance.