What’s On Tour

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Half Moon shows for families and young people are touring live to venues throughout the UK and on digital demand in 2021/22. 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.

2021 Tour Dates

Touring venues between 22 October and 28 November, 2021, details below. This is the re-schedule of the May/June 2020 tour which was postponed.

22 – 23 October – Half Moon, London, E1

24 October – Jacksons Lane, London, N6

25 October – Swan Theatre, Worcester, WR1 

26 October – The New Wolsey, Ipswich, IP1 

27 October – Luton Library Theatre, Luton, LU1

28 October – Theatre Royal, Norwich, NR2

29 – 31 October – The Quarry Theatre, Bedford, MK40

6 November – Brewhouse, Burton upon Trent, DE14 

7 November – Key Theatre, Peterborough, PE1 

14 November – The Civic Barnsley, Barnsley, S70

16 – 20 November – Half Moon, London, E1

21 November – Watermans Arts Centre, TW8

27 November – Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre, Bedfordshire, LU7

28 November – artsdepot, London,  N12

 


Dust

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

 Put your sofa in the front row with a digital production of Dust, live-recorded at Half Moon Theatre and professionally filmed and edited. Join us for an online performance that puts the best seats in the house into your own home.

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 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.

This live-recorded play has closed captioning for d/Deaf and hard of hearing audiences and is also available with British Sign Language.

2021 Tour Dates

The digital tour of this production takes place from 6 February. Dates and details below. This replaces the March/April 2020 live in venue tour which was cancelled. All digital presentations have BSL and closed captioning for d/Deaf and hard of hearing audiences.

More dates coming soon.

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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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2021/22 Tour Dates

10 – 11 December – Half Moon, London, E1

13 – 17 December – Jacksons Lane, London, N6

18 – 20 December – Mansfield, Venue to be confirmed 

21 – 23 December – The Hive, Shrewsbury, SY1 

 

Rolling Down the Road

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

Put your sofa in the front row with a digital production of Rolling Down the Road, live-recorded at Half Moon Theatre and professionally filmed and edited. Join us for an online performance that puts the best seats in the house into your own home.

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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2021 Tour Dates

A digital tour of this production takes place from 14 February until 30 September, 2021. Details below. This replaces the in person tour scheduled from March 2020 tour which has now been cancelled.

More dates 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.

Big Red Bath / Dust / Glisten  / Rolling Down the Road