Paper Aeroplane


Half Moon presents A Lots of Odds Theatre production
for ages 3-7

Lift-off on a journey full of music, physicality and zooming paper aeroplanes

Girl and boy pretending to fly in a plane

Take flight with two new friends as they soar through clouds, fly over distant seas and circle faraway lands. They touch down in mysterious new places and discover oceans to swim in, rocks to clamber over and bridges to cross. But where will they fly to next?

Lift-off on a journey full of music, physicality and zooming paper aeroplanes, where sometimes the skies are not as clear as we first think.

Developed with children who have shared their experiences of losing loved ones, Paper Aeroplane sensitively explores loss and bereavement, the challenges we face when trying to move on, and how we can help one another along the way.

Paper Aeroplane is Lots of Odds’ brand new show for children, following the highly popular The Goose Who Flew.



There are a range of photos for this production available to view at the link below-

A trailer for the production is available to download or embed at the following link (it can also be downloaded the Dropbox link above):

An interview with the Director Amber-Rose May, can also be downloaded from the Dropbox link above.


Reviews and Audience Feedback

“The performance handles grief and loss in childhood in a thoughtful way that somehow manages to be playful.”
Tower Hamlets Mum

“A warm and tender show.”
Audience member @ Half Moon

Audience Feedback for previous shows by Lots of Odds presented by Half Moon 

“Every child loved it and were completely enchanted by it. They were just buzzing after and couldn’t wait to make their own puppets. What a stimulus it was.”
Early Years Teacher about The Goose Who Flew

“Very good. Very emotional. Thank you.”
Young audience member, about The Goose Who Flew

Performance Information

Performances last 50 minutes (no interval)

Touring details

Available until 31 August 2021 only.

Technical Requirements (venues)

  • Get-in: 90 mins before half.
  • Get-out: 30 minutes.
  • Venue configuration: Front-on.
  • Pre-rig: Required. There are a small number of specials in addition to three shuttered wash states delineating a performance space of 5m [minimum 4m] (width) by 4m [minimum 3.6m] (depth) by 3m (height). Black-out required.
  • Sound: We supply a laptop with QLAB and sound card. We require 2 xlrs’ into venues P.A. 2 front speakers.
  • Technical staff – 1 technician to operate 17 lighting (5 states) and 17 sound cues.
  • Lockable dressing room.
  • Parking for one small van: 3.86m length, 1.86m width and 1.72 height.

Technical Requirements (libraries and non-theatre venues including festivals/rural spaces/community spaces)

  • This show can be run without lighting. We do not require a blackout.
  • The sound is operated by the performer using our own sound system, but we do require a 13A power supply/socket in the performance space.
  • A member of staff is needed to host and help with the set-up. Ideally the performance space needs to be minimum 4m (width) by 3.6m (depth) by 2.4m (height). We need 60 minutes for set-up, 30 minutes to clear and a lockable room to act as a dressing room. Parking for one small van: 3.86m length, 1.86m width and 1.72 height.

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 for up to 2 shows a day:

London – £670 + VAT (£580 + VAT for each additional day)

All other regions – £800 + VAT (£680 + VAT for each additional day).

For weekday gigs or 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.

For digital on demand, please enquire for prices.

Creative Learning Activities/Workshops

The company are able to offer a range of bespoke creative learning activities for schools and family groups on request to complement the performance at additional costs. Please enquire for prices.

For more details, please contact:
Chris Elwell on 020 7709 8902 /
Sam Luffman on 020 7709 8901 /