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On Tour

Half Moon is the UK’s leading small-scale young people’s venue and touring company. In addition to performing shows at our theatre in East London, we also tour our live and on-demand productions for children, families and young people throughout the UK.

If you are a venue, festival, community setting or library and would like to book any of our portfolio of shows, please see the link below.

Venue Programming

Currently on Tour

Butterflies

for ages 3-8

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Daytime Deewane

for ages 13+ and adults

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Glisten

for 0-18 months

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Grandad Anansi

for ages 4-9

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On Demand

Unmissable children’s theatre, whenever you want it.

Put your sofa in the front row with digital productions of some of our recent productions, recorded live at Half Moon Theatre. Watch a show whenever you want, and as many times as you like, for 48 hours.

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Butterflies

A Tangled Feet and Half Moon co-production for ages 3-8

Three friends embark on an exciting adventure to chase their butterflies away. They cross new seas to uncharted lands, on a journey filled with discovery. The only trouble is they’re all a bit worried about it!

During their voyage the group ride the waves, walk high bridges, skirt deep caves and climb to the sky, before reaching dry land braver than ever before.

Created in response to young children’s experience of anxiety, Butterflies is an uplifting tale of friendship, courage and facing your fears, told using innovative staging, breath taking physicality, the power of play and an original musical score.

This show is non-verbal. This makes it accessible to a range of people, including d/Deaf, hard of hearing and non-English speakers.

Watch the trailer Learn more about the show

2022 Tour Dates

23-24 SepHalf Moon Theatre, London E1 0ND
9 Oct – The Albany, London SE8 4AG
13-16 Oct – Polka Theatre, London SW19 1SB
22 Oct – The Wesley Centre @ Harrogate Theatre, HG1 1QF
23 Oct – Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax HX1 1QG
24 Oct – Brewhouse Arts Centre, Burton Upon Trent DE14 1AA
25 Oct – Canada Water Theatre, London SE16 7AR

Daytime Deewane

A Half Moon production for ages 13+ and adult audiences

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, by Azan Ahmed,  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.

Content Warning: Daytime Deewane includes mild references to self-harm. As part of depicting the experience of British South Asians in the 1990s, at times characters in the play refer to language which is racially offensive.

2022 Tour Dates

10-12 & 13-15 Nov – Half Moon Theatre, London E1 0ND
16 NovHat Factory Arts Centre, Luton LU1 2EH
17 NovThe Garage, Norwich NR2 1NY
18 NovThe Place, Bedford MK40 3DE
19 NovPegasus Theatre, Oxford OX4 1RE
22-24 Nov Contact, Manchester M15 6JA
29 NovNorden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
1 DecExeter Phoenix, EX4 3LS
2 Dec – Forest Forge Theatre, Ringwood BH4 1SF

Glisten

Half Moon presents a Daniel Naddafy production for 0-18 months

Glisten is an interactive performance for babies aged 0-18 months and their grown-ups. The audience are taken on a sparkling and shimmering immersive journey exploring the world of reflective materials wrapped up in an ambient soundscape of evocative yet laid-back music.

Watch as the empty space of the theatre fills with colour, sounds and surprises, creating a sensory landscape ready to explore after the performance is over.

The perfect alternative family Christmas experience, Glisten is performed to a small audience creating an intimate and welcoming theatrical experience, beautifully co-created by theatre-maker Daniel Naddafy and visual artist Phoebe Stubbs.

This show is non-verbal. This makes it accessible to a range of people, including d/Deaf, hard of hearing and non-English speakers.

Watch the trailer Watch a video interview Learn more about the show

2022 Tour Dates

1 & 15-17 Dec  – Half Moon Theatre, London E1 0ND
2-4 Dec – Chichester Festival Theatre, PO19 6AP
5-7 Dec – Chats Palace Arts Centre, London E9 6DF
8-10 DecSouth Street Arts Centre, Reading RG1 4QU
19-24 DecWarwick Arts Centre, CV4 7AL

Grandad Anansi

A Half Moon and Z-arts co-production for ages 4-9, written by award-winning children’s author Elayne Ogbet

Abi and her Grandad tell each other Anansi folktales. They play games as they work together in the garden among the beautiful flowers and tasty vegetables. As they plant memories, they share secrets and develop a bond that nothing can break.

Grandad is as smart and mischievous as the wily Anansi legend. Can he find a way to tell his granddaughter about his plans to return to Jamaica, his beloved homeland?

Join our intrepid characters in this humorous and heartfelt inter-generational adventure, as they step into the unexpected. With evocative live music, Grandad Anansi is an uplifting tale of love, courage and letting go.

Touring to celebrate Black History Month.

2022 Tour Dates

30 Sep – 1 OctZ-Arts, Manchester M15 5ZA
4 OctMontgomery Theatre, Sheffield S1 2LG
7-8 OctHalf Moon Theatre, London E1 0ND
9 OctHat Factory, Luton LU1 2EH
11 OctThe Met, Bury BL9 0BW
12 Oct – Oldham Library, OL1 1AL (presented by Oldham Library Service)
13 Oct – Eccleston Library, St Helens WA10 5PJ (presented by Wonderarts and St Helens Library Service)
14 -15 Oct – Chester Lane Library, St Helens WA9 4DE (presented by Wonderarts and St Helens Library Service)
16 Oct – Astley Cheetham Gallery, Stalybridge SK15 2BN (presented by Tameside Libraries)
17 Oct – Worksop Library, Nottinghamshire S80 2BP & Mansfield Central Library, Nottinghamshire NG18 1NH (presented by Spark as part of Libraries across Nottinghamshire with Inspire: Culture, Learning, Libraries)
18 Oct – The Grand, Clitheroe BB7 2DL
19 Oct – Sutton in Ashfield Library, Nottinghamshire NG17 1BP (presented by Spark as part of Libraries across Nottinghamshire with Inspire: Culture, Learning, Libraries)
20 & 22 OctTheatre Hullabaloo, Darlington DL1 1SG
23 Oct – Beeston Library, Nottinghamshire NG17 1AE & West Bridgford Library, Nottinghamshire NG2 6AT (presented by Spark as part of Libraries across Nottinghamshire with Inspire: Culture, Learning, Libraries)
25 – 29 OctLyric Hammersmith, London W6 0QL
30 OctCambridge Junction, CB1 7GX

 

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