Ten in the Bed (2024)

White Horse Road
4 May - 16 Jun 2024
Age range: 3-8
Ten in the Bed poster image

Is it a bed? Or a boat? Or a giant slice of toast? For Naz and Iggy and their eight friends, their bed is a place where imagination can fill their tummies with tasty treats and take them to familiar warm places. Well, sometimes.

Join the boat-bed’s disparate crew as they dream up playful tales of pirates, misunderstood sharks and fishing trips that hook some unexpected catches. But what happens if the bed is not big enough to fit everyone in? How do they decide who gets to stay and who has to go?

This humorous and inventive new show celebrates the power of imaginary play and proves there’s always enough room to have fun, even when the world is at its most daunting.

Written by award-winning teenage fiction writer Steve Tasane (Child IBlood Donors), Ten in the Bed sensitively explores the child refugee experience, where the power of invention offers an escape from reality.

Ten in the Bed was initially developed as part of Narratives of Empathy and Resilience, a major artform development project that took place in 2021 and was a continuation of Half Moon’s long-term ambition to create stories that reflect our diverse community, as well as support under-represented artists in developing their practice.

The show toured to 18 venues in May-June 2024.

Production photos

Cast List

  • Hari Kang Naz
  • Hayden Mampasi Iggy

Creative Team


Press and audience comments

Rehearsal photos

Interview with Steve Tasane

Model box, set images and therapy house boxes

Docklands & East London Advertiser community column –  4 April 2024 


Interview for Lou Reviews

On tour

Script extract

Thank you

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