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

An uplifting tale of friendship and courage.

Butterflies 8. Photo by Stephen Beeny_previewJoin our intrepid characters as they step into the unknown in an uplifting tale of friendship, courage and facing your fears, told using innovative staging, breathtaking physicality, touching humour and a specially commissioned musical score.

Butterflies is a co-production between award winning theatre ensemble Tangled Feet and Half Moon, the UK’s leading small-scale theatre company creating work for young people.

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There are a range of photos and trailers for Butterflies is available to view at the following:

Images: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/8wuduf1d5uarwe4/AAAgO6Ref7mMuqBbahlksFIoa?dl=0

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/245894764

Performance Length

Performances last  40 mins (no interval). If a 2 show day a minimum of 2 hours between the start of shows (e.g. 11am & 1pm) is required.

Reviews / Feedback

Butterflies was received brilliantly. Teachers, parents and children commented on the high production level and were particularly impressed with the atmosphere created by the performers, lighting, and use of physical theatre. It was particularly interesting to see that the children were connected throughout. This play dealt with anxiety in a sensitive and kind way.”
(Nursery and Primary School Teacher, London)

Audience Quotes:

“Totally wonderful. It really expressed exactly what my daughter has been feeling, Thank you.”

“Amazing. I was mesmerised. Thank you”

“Such an important subject to introduce to children and it was done beautifully.”

“Very thought-provoking show. Our three-and-a-half-year old was mesmerised.  Thank you.”

“We thought the show was wonderful.  Very imaginative and magical.”

“Was amazing; kept our children’s attention, which is a task in itself.”

“Brilliant work! The kids loved it and I (mum) got emotional – well done!”

Touring details:

Only available for booking for performances between 24th September and 25th November 2018.

Technical Requirements (venues):

  • Get-in: 2.5 hours minimum before half with pre-rig completed prior to get in.
  • Get-out: 1.5 hours
  • Venue Configuration: End on. Performing area minimum 6.5m meters (wide) by 5.5m (depth) with 3.5m (height)
  • Setting: Black box theatre presentation. No wing space required.
  • Lighting: A lighting plan will be supplied. We will bring additional LED parcans that will be rigged as part of the get in. We will require the use of the venues Lighting Desk.
  • Sound: We tour a Mac with QLAB but will need to plug this into the venues P.A. system.
  • Technical staff: 1 technician to assist with get-in, focusing and the get out. If Lighting and Sound cannot be operated together then the venue technician will be required to operate lighting allowing communication between them and our Stage Manager. We tour with a Stage Manager.
  • Parking: For a Luton MWB van.
  • Facilities: Dressing rooms for two male / one female performer.
  • Venue Configuration: End on. Performing area minimum 6.5m meters (wide) by 5.5m (depth) with 3.5m (height)

Technical Requirements (festivals, non-traditional spaces):

Please enquire.

We provide:

  • 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 and production photos for use within venue brochures or broader usage including digital.


1 or 2 shows per day.

London/commutable (less than 70 miles from London)

£750 + VAT

£2000 + VAT (Split weeks – 3 days)

All other locations

£900 + VAT

£2600 + VAT (Split weeks – 3 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).

Creative Learning Opportunities

Tangled Feet and 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.

For more details on this, please contact:   
Chris Elwell on 0207 709 8902 /