What’s On Tour

Unfortunately, at present, all our performances, both at Half Moon and on tour, continue to be suspended. Please sign up to our newsletter to receive updates from us.

 

Thank you for your understanding and support at this exceptional time. We recognise that this is a difficult time for many of us. However, if you are able to consider making a donation, it would be hugely appreciated.

 

Half Moon and Half Moon Presents children’s theatre shows are touring throughout the UK in 2020. 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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Big Red Bath

A Full House and Half Moon co-production for ages 2-5

Rubba-Dubba-Giggle, Rubba-Dubba-Laugh, there’s magic to be found in the Big Red Bath.

It’s the end of a busy day and it is almost time for bed, and Ben and Bella are in the bath.

Splish! Splosh! Splash! Bubbles burst and bubbles rise and a frothy feast of animals jump right in to join in the fun. Come with us on a bubbly, barmy bath time adventure around the world and home again celebrating all things bath time.

Adapted from Julia Jarman and Adrian Reynolds’ popular children’s picture book, this quirky, vibrant and humorous tale for 2-5 year olds features music by Evergreen, an alternative indie-electro-pop trio who bring a blend of folk melodies, electro beats and vocal harmonies.

Big Red Bath is an exciting collaboration between Full House Theatre and Half Moon, that returns following hugely successful tours in 2013-2015, including a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival. This uplifting and playful production blends music, song and humorous character based performances in a unique take on this well-loved book.

2020 Tour Dates

This May/June 2020 tour was postponed. The tour will now visit venues between 22 October and 28 November, 2021, details to follow.

 


Dust

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

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 hoarder. 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, Big Bones) Dust uses exciting 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.

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2020 Tour Dates

The March/April 2020 tour was cancelled. Presently, there is no rescheduled dates for this production.

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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.

The perfect alternative family Christmas experience, 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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There are no performances scheduled for this production at the moment. Dates will be added once we are able to resume touring.

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The House That Jackson Built

Half Moon presents a Justin Coe production for ages 4-10s

Jackson’s dad is building a new house out of weird and whacky bits and bobs that people have thrown away. The last few years have been hard for young Jackson, living without his mum. Now his dad wants to make a new start, but Jackson isn’t ready to move on. Not until he blows the dust off mum’s favourite old book and conjures up the Story Fairy. But can stories really help Jackson believe in himself and be happy in a new home?

Celebrating books and the joy of reading, The House That Jackson Built features a larger than life pop-up book and thrilling adventures, including a giant who cannot say “fee-fi-fo-fum”, an elephant professor and the Wordy Wordy Birdie. This magical spoken word theatre show delights in family, recycling and the power of imagination.

The House That Jackson Built is Justin Coe’s brand new spoken word show for children, following the highly popular Young Herbert’s Horrors and Big Wow, Small Wonder.

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READ AN INTERVIEW WITH JUSTIN COE

2020 Tour Dates

This tour is presently suspended, scheduled dates will be added once we are able to resume this tour.

 

 

Paper Aeroplane

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

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.

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READ OUR INTERVIEW WITH THE CREATOR OF PAPER AEROPLANE

2020 Tour Dates

This tour is presently suspended, scheduled dates will be added once we are able to resume this tour.

 

 

Rolling Down the Road

Little Seeds Music, Half Moon and The Story Museum Oxford present a David Gibb production for ages 3-11

All aboard! Family singer songwriter David Gibb is proud to be the driver of the world’s first bus to be powered by song. However, his passengers’ choice of music can sometimes be a little unusual. From talking sunflowers to digging for buried treasure, David needs your help to find the perfect song for each of his passengers and get his magical, musical bus rolling down the road!

David’s song writing draws from a wide range of musical influences, deftly blending folk, jazz, reggae and rock and roll, always with an emphasis on quality and musicianship reminiscent of the classics. Guaranteed to have both parents and children singing along, this is a show that the whole family can enjoy together.

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2020 Tour Dates

This tour is presently suspended, scheduled dates will be added once we are able to resume this tour.

 

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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.

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