Half Moon Theatre (Alie Street). Photo by Gordon Harris

Half Moon Theatre founded

June 6, 2016 2:22 pm Published by

Half Moon Theatre was formed in 1972 in a disused synagogue in Alie Street, Aldgate and took its name from Half Moon Passage at the side of the building, an alleyway which is still there today though the original building has been demolished. Two of the founders, Michael Irving and Maurice Colbourne, already lived in the synagogue and decided to convert the space into a fringe theatre when joined by Artistic Director, Guy Sprung. They were soon joined by many other theatre people and artists – including amongst others, Jeff Hooper, Steve Gooch and Mary Sheen – and were offered help from members of the local community.

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