Fairytales Gone Bad: Grannylocks / The Monstrous Duckling

Half Moon presents a Joseph Coelho production for ages 3+

Join performance poet Joseph Coelho, winner of the 2015 Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award, as he unravels familiar fairytales to create fresh contemporary classics in an enchanting performance for young and old alike. 

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A father returns home with a magical cloak. A cloak that hides a story…

Did you know that the ugly duckling was never ugly? He was truly monstrous! Or that Goldilocks was never a tale about a little girl. It was always a tale about a granny – a mean, thieving granny who has plans for something quite nasty.

Join our poetic storyteller as he unwinds the true stories behind the happily ever afters and discover they’re maybe not as charming as you remember!

After the show there will be a chance to meet Joseph and purchase signed copies of his books, as well as talk about his work.

“Thrillingly grisly, darkly funny.” (Children’s Theatre Review, 2016)

#FairytalesGoneBad @halfmoontheatre @poetryjoe

Performances last 45 mins (no interval).

Note: this production can be booked individually as either 1 or 2 shows or in a double bill with Fairytales Gone Bad: Zombie-rella / Blood-red Hood, for ages 6+, which allows venues to present a show for two different age ranges on the same day.

There are a range of photos and a trailer for Grannylocks / The Monstrous Duckling is available to view at the following:

Images:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/g7v8gmw8wh4m864/AAB2WGlYXhCIY0me9SX9mZZva?dl=0

A trailer of this show in performance at a library setting, plus audience / librarian comments:

https://vimeo.com/153248658

Reviews / Audience Feedback

“Thrillingly grisly, darkly funny….. stripping down familiar fairytales to their gruesome guts.”
(Children’s Theatre Reviews)

“Brilliant poetry and storytelling: I’ll never quite think about fairytales in the same way ever again. Thank you.”
(Audience member @ Half Moon)

“Perfectly pitched, gripping and funny – everyone at the
library loved it, thank you.”
(Librarian, London)

Touring details:

Available for booking on an on-going basis until 15 April 2018.

Technical Requirements (venues):

  • Get-in: max 1.5 hours before half/Get-out: 30 minutes Venue configuration: front on
  • Pre-rig: we require 4 general coloured washes with 12 cues to delineate the performance space of between 4.35m / 3.20m (width) by 2.45m / 1.90m (depth) by 3m (height).
  • Sound: There are 50 sound cues operated from the stage by the performer using a blue-tooth remote via a mini-audio jack for I-pod plugged into the venue PA. A power supply on stage is required.
  • Technical staff – 1 technician to operate lighting cues and to assist with get-ins/outs
  • Parking space for a small campervan style vehicle.
  • Lockable dressing room.

Note: if this production is booked in a double bill on the same day with Fairytales Gone Bad: Zombie-rella / Blood-red Hood assistance will be required from by the promoter’s staff to turn around between shows. There needs to be at least 90 mins between the end of one show and the start of the next.

Technical Requirements (festivals, libraries and community/rural touring spaces):

This show can be run without lighting. We do not require a blackout. The sound is operated by the performer from the stage area using our own blue-tooth remote sound system, but we do require a 13A power supply/socket close the performance space. A member of staff is needed to host and help with the set-up. A performance space of between 4.35m / 3.20m (width) by 2.45m / 1.90m (depth) by 3m (height) is required. We need 45 to 60 minutes for set-up, 30 mins exit and a lockable room.

Parking space for a small campervan style vehicle.

Note: if this production is booked in a double bill on the same day with Fairytales Gone Bad: Zombie-rella / Blood-red Hood assistance will be required from by the promoter’s staff to turn around between shows. There needs to be at least 90 mins between the end of one show and the start of the next.

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.

Prices:

1 or 2 shows per day.

  • London or less than 70 Miles from Folkestone
    £650 + VAT (add £500 + VAT for a 2nd day)
  • More than 70 miles from Folkestone (commutable) – £780 + VAT (add £580 + VAT for a 2nd day)
  • Non-commutable from Folkestone
    £860 + VAT (add £580 + VAT for a 2nd day)

Note, for venues at very long distances from South East England, an additional supplement of £100 per day 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).

Creative Learning Opportunities:

Joseph Coelho can provide a range of bespoke creative learning and enrichment activities for schools, venues and other settings on request to complement the performance at an additional cost. With over twelve years’ experience engaging children with literacy through fun and creative means Joseph will not only offer up a menu of poems about school days, inspiring teachers, crazy scientists, artistic snails but also werewolves as featured in his debut poetry collection Werewolf Club Rules. For prices please enquire.

For more details on this, please contact:   
Chris Elwell on 020 7709 8902 /
chris@halfmoon.org.uk
Euan Borland on 020 7709 8901 / 
euan@halfmoon.org.uk