Festival

30 June – 2 July 2016

We celebrated the official launch of Stages of Half Moon with a Festival of events, including performances from our four oldest Youth Theatre groups (Eclipse, Equinox, Lunar and Solar), who spent two terms devising their own shows inspired by some of the iconic productions from across the 44-year history of the company.

There is also an exhibition of posters and photographs and other original artefacts in our foyer space, Gallery @ Half Moon, until 1 September 2016. This will then tour to three further London venues.

Theatre of Entitlement

Solar Youth Theatre, Half Moon’s specialist group for disabled teenagers, focused on the company’s history of disability theatre for, with and by young people. Their devised piece plays with the idea of stepping through the mirror and outer worlds of the human mind.

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Theatre of Politics

Lunar Youth Theatre, Half Moon’s inclusive group for young people aged 11-18, focused on the company’s history of creating political theatre, exploring themes such as imperialism, international migration and radicalisation and extremism.

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Theatre of Change

Eclipse Youth Theatre, one of Half Moon’s inclusive groups for young people aged 8-11, focused on some of the company’s productions and participatory projects which explored social change through revolution and social movements.

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Theatre of Belonging

Equinox Youth Theatre, one of Half Moon’s inclusive groups for young people aged 8-11, focused on the stories of belonging that the company has told through productions and participatory projects.

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Theatre of Language

One of our partners, University of East London, explored Half Moon's history of creating bilingual performances in English and Sylheti-Bengali and toured a participatory performance to Lansbury Lawrence Primary School.

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Exhibition

An exhibition of posters and photographs in our gallery space until 1 September 2016. This will then tour to Whitechapel Idea Store, Royal Holloway, University of London and Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives.

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Photo by Alan Wood. During our research, we found some production photos that we had no details for. Can you help us name them? If you recognise the show, an actor, or you know who the photographer was, then please get in touch as we need your help! Email history@halfmoon.org.uk

Unknown Production Photos

During our research, we found some production photos that we had no details for. Can you help us name them? If you recognise the show, an actor, or you know who the photographer was, then please get in touch as we need your help!

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Thank you

We couldn't have done this project without the help and support of a whole range of people. Thank you to everyone who contributed in some way.

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