A Half Moon and Z-Arts co-production for ages 4-9

As part of Half Moon’s digital performance platform, we are delighted to be releasing the premiere performances of Dust, by award-winning writer Laura Dockrill. This visually stunning and quirky production for 4-9s will undertake a short digital tour for venues / promoters to book between 7 and 28 February 2021. Professionally filmed ‘as live’ performance for digital broadcast, this online performance puts the best seats of the house into the homes of your audiences.

A joyous reminder about just how playful the world can be

When Little Titch and her scruffy rucksack arrive at the giant, pink house it is not what she expected – a blanket of thick grey dust covers everything in sight and it is wild and overgrown. Her new home is cold and unwelcoming until she meets Nelly, a flamboyant and loveable old Aunt. Together the pair discover they have more in common than they first thought and that friendship can heal hidden wounds.

Written by acclaimed award-winning children’s author Laura Dockrill (Darcy Burdock book series and Big Bones) Dust uses puppetry and exquisite poetic language to explore a heartfelt story about love, loss, identity and memory. With haunting music by Hugo White of The Maccabees, this striking and emotional new play is a joyous reminder about just how playful the world can be.

Dust is a Half Moon and Z-arts co-production: an exciting collaboration by the UK’s leading small-scale young people’s venue and touring company and Manchester’s unique and award-winning venue for children and families.


Dust is being presented as a professionally filmed ‘as live’ performance for digital broadcast as part of Half Moon’s digital performance platform.


Production images and promotional digital resources via this link:


Performance Information

Online performance lasts 50 mins.

Digital Touring Details

Availability: This ‘as live’ performance for digital broadcast is available between 7 February and 28 February, 2021.


£300 + VAT

What We Provide

Half Moon provides a password protected Vimeo link for venues / promoters who would release this link and password to bookers in advance of the scheduled date / time of their online gig. The show would be live for seven days from this premiere. After this time, the vimeo password would expire and will no longer be available to watch. Venues will not be sent a digital file of the show to download.

Creative Learning Opportunities

This online production is available to schools with additional online resources. Please enquire for details.

For more details on this, please contact:   
Chris Elwell on 020 7709 8902 / chris@halfmoon.org.uk
Sam Luffman on 020 7709 8901 / sam@halfmoon.org.uk