What’s On Tour

Half Moon and Half Moon Presents children’s theatre shows are touring throughout the UK in 2019. Click the venue name to visit their website and book tickets.

If you are a venue, festival, community setting or library and would like to book any of our portfolio of shows, please see the Venue Programming page.

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Circles in the Sand

Half Moon presents a Tam Tam Theatre production for 0-3 yearsCircles in the Sand with buckets Half Moon presents Tam Tam Theatre

Slipping through your fingers
Soft between your toes
Grab it, drop it
Where is it gone?

Join us in a world of buckets, castle building, spinning and tumbling in this delightful show for under 3s which explores sand in new and exciting ways.

With no words, and accompanied by an evocative soundtrack of world music, Circles in the Sand is an intimate, imaginative and captivating show, providing the perfect introduction to theatre for the very young.

At the end of the performance, children are invited onto the stage to delight in the feel of the sand as it trickles between fingers and toes.

Circles in the Sand is created by performer Marleen Vermeulen and award-winning theatre director Sarah Argent.

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2019 Tour Dates

  • Wednesday 24 April – Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5EG
  • Tuesday 11 June – Half Moon Theatre, E1 (closed performances for the Ocean Regeneration Programme)
  • Friday 21 June – Farnham Maltings Arts Centre, GU9
  • Saturday 6 July – Touchbase Pears SENSE, Birmingham, B29
  • Monday 8 July – Library Theatre, Luton, LU1

The performances on February 8th are the first for this production. More dates coming soon.

 

Glisten

Half Moon presents a Daniel Naddafy production for 0-18 monthsIMG_8779 - web

Come in, relax, find a space and settle.
Slowly, a shimmering surface emerges.
What does it look like?
How does it move?
Listen, what can you hear?
Welcome to a world of shiny things.
Welcome to Glisten!

Glisten is an interactive performance for babies aged 0-18 months and their grown-ups. The audience are taken on a sparkling and shimmering immersive journey exploring the world of reflective materials wrapped up in an ambient soundscape of evocative yet laid-back music. Watch as the empty space of the theatre fills with colour, sounds and surprises, creating a sensory landscape ready to explore after the performance is over.

Glisten is performed to a small audience creating an intimate and welcoming theatrical experience, beautifully co-created by theatre-maker Daniel Naddafy and visual artist Phoebe Stubbs.

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2019 Tour Dates

The performances on 5 April are the first for this production. More tour dates coming soon. Note the performance on 19 May will the last of the tour


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The Goose Who Flew

Half Moon presents a Lots of Odds Theatre production for ages 3-7The Goose Who Flew. Photo by Stephen Beeny (1-web)

If I was a goose, who flew, what would I do? Where would I go? I know, do you?”

Goose loves the summer, playing with his family and friends – swimming on the rivers, flying above the treetops and singing under the gaze of the full moon. When the days start to become colder, Goose knows it will soon be time to fly south for the winter. But, as his journey begins, things are not as they should be. Down below, a border has appeared and there are barbed wire fences and flashing lights.

The Goose Who Flew is a heartfelt story about the importance of compassion, community and understanding. Using charming storytelling, playful puppetry and an assortment of quirky characters – including Goose’s metallic friend Bolty, paper-loving official Whiskers and a feathery jazz singer called Flossy – this delightful new show offers an age appropriate exploration of the issues facing people who seek safety in a new land.

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Read an interview with performer Amber-Rose May

2019 Tour Dates

  • Saturday 23 March – Oxford Playhouse, OX1
  • Friday 12 April – Brighton Dome, BN1
  • Saturday 13 April – Brighton Dome, BN1
  • Saturday 27 April – G-Live, Guildford, GU1
  • Sunday 26 May – Waterside, Sale, M33
  • Tuesday 28 May – Stamford Arts Centre, PE9
  • Wednesday 29 May – Norwich Puppet Theatre, NR3
  • Thursday 30 May – Harrow Arts Centre, HA5
  • Friday 31 May – Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5EG
  • Sunday 9 June – artsdepot, London N12
  • Monday 17 June through Friday 21st June & Monday 24th through Wednesday 26th June – Doorstep Theatre Festival (Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 – school’s tour closed to public)
  • Friday 26 July – Big Dreamers Festival @ The Hive, Worcester, WR1 – a Caged Arts event

The production is now on tour. More dates coming soon.

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Need A Little Help

A Tangled Feet and Half Moon co-production for 2-7Need a Little Help 1 photo by Kamal Prashar-300

Joe and Ella are a great team – they make each other laugh, help each other out and tackle all the chores their busy lives throw at them. But one morning things begin to change when Joe gets all tangled up and Ella has to do things alone. What will Ella do now? Will she be able to continue as before, or will it all get too much? If only she had a little help…

Based on the experiences of young carers, the piece explores what it means to look after someone else when you are young.  In a uniquely designed immersive space, the young audience will help the performers look after each other, stepping into the shoes of young carers.

Need a Little Help is a deeply moving and joyfully uplifting piece of interactive and physical theatre from award winning ensemble Tangled Feet, working in partnership with children’s theatre specialists, Half Moon.

This is a reworked version of the show that toured nationally in 2015 reconfigured to be performed in non-traditional settings including community, libraries and school settings. This show is performing as part of the Hopper Scheme 2018.

Adapted for early years settings through Hopper with the support of Take Art, Surrey Arts, China Plate, Arts Partnership Surrey, ACE and Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

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2019 Tour Dates

  • Monday 18 – Friday 22 March – School tour in St Albans, Luton, Woking and Milton Keynes (closed performances)
  • Saturday 23 March – South Street Arts Centre, Reading, RG1
  • Monday 25 March – School tour in St Albans, Luton, Woking and Milton Keynes (closed performances)
  • Tuesday 26th March – The Hawth, Crawley, RH10 (closed performances for schools part of West Sussex Council Young Carers Service Project)
  • Thursday 28th March – Chicester Festival Theatre, PO19 (closed performances for schools part of West Sussex Council Young Carers Service Project)

This production is taking a break touring until Saturday 2nd March. This will be the first performance of a new short tour which ends on Thursday 28th March.  More dates coming soon.

 

 

 

 

Young Herbert’s Horrors

Half Moon presents a Justin Coe production for ages 4-9Skeleton small - web

Young Herbert is a little horror. Living on a boat should be the ideal life for a wannabe pirate, but the boat’s grounded until Herbert can learn to tidy his cabin, eat his greens and be more polite. A big storm brews up when Herbert is sent home from school and Mum calls on Great Uncle Albatross – navy captain and scourge of all pirates – to warn him of the dangers of rebellion.

But is Great Uncle Albatross all he seems to be and do his cautionary tales really have the power to make Young Herbert behave? Or will they just give Young Herbert the horrors?

Featuring swashbuckling verse, jaunty music, gallows humour and the obligatory parrot, Young Herbert’s Horrors is Justin Coe’s brand new spoken word show for children, following the highly popular Big Wow, Small Wonder.

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2019 Tour Dates

  • Sunday 14 April – artsdepot, London N12
  • Saturday 27 April – Words in the City Festival at Leeds Central Library, LS1
  • Sunday 28 April – Farnham Maltings Arts Centre, GU9
  • Wednesday 12 June – Redbridge Drama Centre, South Woodford, E18
  • Thursday 13 June – Half Moon Theatre, London, E1
  • Friday 14 June – Half Moon Theatre, London, E1
  • Monday 17 June through Friday 21st June & Monday 24th through Tuesday 25th June – Doorstep Theatre Festival (Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 – school’s tour closed to public)
  • Wednesday 7 August – Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5EG

The production is now on tour. More dates coming soon.

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If you would like to book any of our portfolio of shows for your venue, please see the Venue Programming page.

Circles in the Sand  / Glisten  /  The Goose Who Flew  / Need A Little Help  /  Young Herbert’s Horrors