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Half Moon presents a Papertale production in association with Apples and Snakes (South East)
for 8-12s & adult audiences (not suitable for under 8s)
Who picks up the pieces when boys hide their feelings?
From the playground to the classroom, from home to the uncharted waters of online, boys learn that displaying their feelings is a no-no. But what happens to emotion that can’t be let out?
Boys Don’t explores through spoken word what happens when boys show their feelings, written from real-life experiences of the diverse male cast. Through a series of funny, familiar and sometimes heart-breaking stories of boys in the emotional spotlight, the show delivers insights into male experiences of growing up, and offers the possibility of more open communication for us all.
“[Boys Don’t has] the power to reach those who often feel alienated from the arts scene”
(Live Theatre UK) ★★★★
Nominated for Best Production for Young People aged 8+ for the Off West End Awards 2017.
….better than any other thing I have ever watched. It’s good because boys don’t talk about their emotions. They are worried that people take the mickey… (Yr 7, St Leonards Academy, Hastings)
….I liked the rhyming words and the stories and even when the boy was crying everyone still liked him the way he was. It shows how boys feel… (Yr 5, Lansbury Lawrence Primary, London)
In partnership with Half Moon Theatre, and Apples and Snakes (South East), Boys Don’t features some of the UK’s leading poets and performers in repertory, including Justin Coe, Hadiru Mahdi, Tanaka Mhishi & Steve Tasane. It is the latest work from Papertale, following on from the Suitcase Trilogy of spoken word performances about migration for young audiences, directed by Rosemary Harris.
There are a range of photos and a promotional trailer for this production available to view at the following links:
Photos from project R and D performance:
Performances last 50 minutes (no interval); it can be immediately followed by a 25 minute interactive talkback session on the show’s themes, with the writer/performers, if required.
Available from April 2017 on an on-going basis.
Note – in addition to traditional venues, this piece is designed for festivals, non-traditional spaces, schools or site specific spaces. As a result technical requirements are flexible and can be presented without technical lighting / sound requirements. Please enquire.
More than one day of gigs add:
If organising a regional block, reduced rates may apply, 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).
Note for venues at very long distances from London, an additional supplement of £100 per day may apply. Please enquire.
The performance can be immediately followed by a short interactive talkback session. This is included in the performance fee price.
In addition, and at additional cost, these performances are supported by a poetry workshop package for schools (Years 5-8), exploring young people’s emotional literacy through creative writing and performance. The workshops are tailored to the needs to the particular school, and supported by online resources. This programme is suitable for both boys and girls. Please contact us for more information, including prices.