Turn the pages of a colourful journey as we take audiences through a storybook of adventures both comic and thought-provoking. Featuring a cast of twelve and with live music throughout, Colour is a series of four linked stories exploring young people’s emotions as they navigate the colourful spectrum and grey areas of friendships and families.
What does it mean if you see red? Do you ever feel blue? Have you ever told a white lie?
Are you sometimes green with envy? Can anyone really be tickled pink?
Developed to link with World Book Day (www.worldbookday.com) and as a tool for schools to explore emotional literacy with young people aged 7-11, Colour was a playful exploration of what it is like growing up in 2014. The production continued Half Moon’s on-going collaboration with one of the UK’s leading drama schools, Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance, following the collaboration on Dig and Delve and Scrub a Dub.
Chris Elwell has been the Director of Half Moon Theatre on White Horse Road since 1997. He talks about the company’s work with Higher Education Institutions, in particular creating shows for young audiences with students from Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance. Interviewed by Kavana Joyett.