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Daytime Deewane

A Half Moon production  for ages 13+ and adult audiences 

LIVE IN VENUE TOUR – An exhilarating gig theatre adventure.
Available for a very limited booking period from 14 November – 4 December 2022.
The end of an era is approaching. It’s 1997 and London is about to have its last daytime rave.

British South Asians flock for their last taste of rebellion. Among them are cousins Farhan and Sadiq. Both very different. Both escaping something. Both trying to decide what it means to be British and Pakistani, to be Muslim and a man – and they’ve got until 6pm to figure it out.

Inspired by the daytime raves of 1990s British Asian culture, Daytime Deewane explores the beauty and struggle of living with a multi-cultural identity as a teenager. Featuring a DJ mix merging soundscapes, dance music and spoken word, this immersive new show is an exhilarating gig theatre adventure.

Daytime Deewane, by Azan Ahmed, is the latest production from Half Moon, the UK’s leading small-scale young people’s venue and touring company, winner of two Off West End Theatre Awards for Best Production for Young People Age 13+ (Crowded and What Once Was Ours).


We currently have a promotional image available to advertise the show, which can be downloaded at the link below. Production photos will be released in November 2022.

Download images and PR assets

R&D taster assets

Daytime Deewane was developed as part of Half Moon’s Narratives of Empathy and Resilience artform development programme in 2021. You can watch the filmed R&D, extract plus a Q&A by the creative team, below. 

Background to the Daytime Deewane R&D process

Show information

  • Performances last 60 mins (no interval) plus post performance Q&A.

    When a Q&A session is scheduled, this takes place in the performing space for a maximum of 20 minutes.  

    If a 2show day is booked, a minimum of 2.5 hours between the start of shows is required (e.g. 4.30pm & 7pm). 

    • Venue Specification: Full blackout required. No auditorium seating used. Flat floor (or open pros-arch stage) with minimum of 8 metres by 6 metres. The audience is within this floor space. Capacity limited to 80 for the minimum area, maybe increased if extra floor space available. 
    • Setting: Black box theatre presentation. No wing space required.
    • Get-in / Out: Maximum 3 hours prior to the performance start time and 1 hour after audience have cleared.
    • Lighting / Sound:  Lighting and sound are operated from within the floor area as part of the action by our SMWe tour with 4 LX stands and 4 speaker stands which are positioned in each corner. All sound equipment is toured. There is no requirement for the in-house P.A. Lighting control is a toured Nomad so a DMX connection to the house dimmers is required to control the venue pre-rigged items that are part of the lighting design.
    • Venue technical staff: 1 venue tech from get in required.
    • Parking: For a long wheel-based crew van.
    • Facilities: Secure dressing rooms with an ironing board and access to hot and cold water and toilet facilities. 
    • Dedicated support from the marketing/PR and technical team at Half Moon.
    • Up to 500 A5 colour flyers and 15 A3 colour posters. (NB: overprinting will be at an additional cost, please enquire).
    • Images/production photos plus digital assets for use within venue brochures or broader usage.
  • For 1 or 2 shows per day.  

    London – £700 + VAT
    All other locations £850 + VAT  

    Please enquire for prices for multiple days. 

    Note for venues at very long distances from London, an additional supplement of £100 per day may apply. Note venues that require a get-in the day before may be subject to a fee supplement. Please enquire. 

    Please note that these fees are subject to a small additional supplement if your venue makes a compulsory contra to us for your costs at the contracting stage (e.g. credit card/box office; get-in/out; marketing/brochure contributions). 

  • Half Moon can offer bespoke workshops for groups on the themes of the performance or on the creation of original theatre. CPD workshops for teachers is also available on request 

Reviews of previous Half Moon productions for this age:

⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Truly immersive experience…. This is surely something that will resonate for so many young people who have ever felt different or unsure of themselves” 

The Family Stage on Crowded (2019), a co-production with Apples and Snakes

“A work that is socially and politically relevant and which resonates on a personal level. This is the kind of storytelling in theatre that makes funding for the Arts so important, and makes attending theatre so rewarding and informing” 

Live Art Alive on Off the Grid (2018) 

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Stuns the audience into silence”

LondonTheatre1 on What Once Was Ours (2017), a co-production with Zest Theatre 
For more details on Daytime Deewane please contact:

Chris Elwell  | 020 7709 8902 or chris@halfmoon.org.uk
Martha Lloyd-Evans | 020 7709 8901 or martha@halfmoon.org.uk

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