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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

Hot Orange

for ages 13+ and adults

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Boxed In

for ages 3-6

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Ten in then Bed

for ages 3-8

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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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Hot Orange

A Half Moon production for ages 13+ and adult audiences

It’s summer. It’s hot. Like really hot. Like ice pop after melting ice pops hot. Like orange midday sun hot.

Across the divide of a scorched basketball court two girls meet, shoot hoops and discover their shared obsessions make them inseparable friends. But will faith, growing pains and the darker reactions of others get in the way of that long, hot, orange summer?

A decade later the past walks back into view when 18-year-old Amina is confronted by her childhood best friend Tandeki. Can they reignite the spark of friendship by untangling their hurt feelings, or are some heartbreaks just too hard to mend?

Hot Orange follows Amina and Tandeki as they navigate what it takes to sustain love and friendship beyond childhood idealism and the moment you fall in love.

Hot Orange, by Amal Khalidi and Tatenda Naomi Matsvai, is the latest production from Half Moon, the UK’s leading small-scale young people’s venue and touring company. It will be presented in their multi-award winning immersive theatrical style, exquisitely framed within an evocative soundscape.

2023 Tour Dates

9-14 Nov | Half Moon Theatre, London E1 0ND
15 Nov | Grand Junction, London W2 5TF
16 Nov | The Garage, Norwich NR2 1NY
17 Nov | Pegasus Theatre, Oxford OX4 1RE
18 Nov | Sundial Theatre, Cirencester GL7 1XA
20 Nov | Exeter Phoenix, Exeter EX4 3LS
22 Nov | Hat Factory, Luton LU1 2EY
23 Nov | The Place, Bedford MK40 3DE
25 Nov | The Nutshell, Winchester SO23 8AF
28-30 Nov | Contact, Manchester M15 6JA
2 Dec | Half Moon Theatre, London E1 0ND

Hot Orange is supported by The Royal Victoria Hall Foundation

Boxed In

A Daryl & Co. and Half Moon co-production for ages 3-6

Boxed In follows the journey of someone who can’t make head nor tail of the unspoken rules that surround us all. Sometimes stop means go and go means stop. Are you supposed to go this way or that? Sometimes it’s up and sometimes it’s down. In a world where everyone else seems to understand, it can all get a bit confusing. And when you get it wrong, you’re made to sit out, but you don’t understand why. It seems so unfair.

Boxed In explores the unspoken barriers of attitudes, social etiquette and behaviour that surround us. How do you know a barrier is there if you can’t see it? And if you can’t see it, how can you remove it? This heartfelt story is about being made to feel naughty, just because the rules don’t make sense.

Boxed in is a Daryl & Co. and Half Moon co-production; an exciting collaboration by a ground-breaking Disabled-led theatre company and the UK’s leading small-scale young people’s venue and touring company.

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2024 Tour Dates

1-6 Feb | Half Moon Theatre, London E1 0ND
10-11 Feb | Southbank Centre, London SE1 8XX
12 Feb | Chester Lane Library, St Helens
(presented by Wonderarts as part of the St Helen’s Storytelling Festival 2024)
14 Feb | Worksop Library, S80 2BP, and Retford Library, DN22 6PE
(presented by Spark Arts in partnership with Nottinghamshire Inspire: Culture, Learning, Libraries)
15 Feb | Beeston Library, NG9 1AE, and West Bridgford Library, NG2 6AT
(presented by Spark Arts in partnership with Nottinghamshire Inspire: Culture, Learning, Libraries)
16 Feb | Mansfield Central Library, NG18 1NH
(presented by Spark Arts in partnership with Nottinghamshire Inspire: Culture, Learning, Libraries)
23 Feb | Hat Factory Arts Centre, Luton LU1 2EH
24 Feb | Courtyard, Hereford HR4 9JR
29 Feb-3 Mar | The Egg, Bath BA1 2AN
4 Mar | Emerson’s Green Library, Bristol BS16 7AP
5-6 Mar | Yate Library, Bristol BS37 4AX
8-9 Mar | Theatre Hullabaloo, Darlington DL1 1SG
10 Mar | Z-arts, Manchester M15 5ZA
16 Mar | Albany, London SE8 4AG
17 Mar | artsdepot, London N12 0GA
23 Mar | Grand Junction, London W2 5TF
24 Mar | Brighton Dome, BN1 1UE

Ten in the Bed

A Half Moon co-production for ages 3-8

Is it a bed? Or a boat? Or a giant slice of toast? For Naz and Iggy and their eight friends, their bed is a place where imagination can fill their tummies with tasty treats and take them to familiar warm places. Well, sometimes.

Join the boat-bed’s disparate crew as they dream up playful tales of pirates, misunderstood sharks and fishing trips that hook some unexpected catches. But what happens if the bed is not big enough to fit everyone in? How do they decide who gets to stay and who has to go?

This humorous and inventive new show celebrates the power of imaginary play and proves there’s always enough room to have fun, even when the world is at its most daunting.

Written by award-winning teenage fiction writer Steve Tasane (Child I, Blood Donors), Ten in the Bed sensitively explores the child refugee experience, where the power of invention offers an escape from reality.

2023 Tour Dates

4 May | Half Moon Theatre, London E1 0ND
8-12 May | Polka, London SW19 1SB
18 May | Stapleford Granary, Cambridge CB22 5BP
29 May | Hat Factory, Luton LU1 2EY
1 June | Z-arts, Manchester M15 5ZA
4-6 & 8 June | Half Moon Theatre, London E1 0ND
9 June | artsdepot, London N12 0GA

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