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Half Moon presents a Joseph Coelho production for ages 6+
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.
A mysterious vaudeville storyteller with a magical top-hat and coat unwinds the true stories behind the happily ever afters; which are maybe not as charming as you remember!
Discover the true tale of Cinderella, where she dies and becomes a zombie and falls in love with a vampire prince. And of course, there’s the true tale of Little Red Riding Hood, the wolf-hunter who never leaves her home without her shield, axe and blood-red stained cloak.
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.
“Stripping down familiar fairytales to their gruesome guts.” (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: Grannylocks / The Monstrous Duckling, for ages 3+, 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 Zombie-rella / Blood-red Hood is available to view at the following:
“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.”
“Thrillingly grisly, darkly funny… stripping down familiar fairytales to their gruesome guts.”
(Children’s Theatre Reviews)
Available for booking on an on-going basis on request.
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.
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 3.20m / 2.40m (width) by 2.70m / 1.80m (depth) by 3.20m (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: Grannylocks / Monstrous Duckling assistance will be required from by the promoter’s staff to turn around between shows. Turnaround needs to be minimum 90 mins.
1 or 2 shows per 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).
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.