Scrub a Dub (2012)

White Horse Road
11 Jun - 16 Jun 2012
Age range: 3-6
  • Co-production Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance

It is almost time for bed and in the bathroom three reluctant bathers splish and splash a little too enthusiastically for their mum. But when her back is turned, something unexpected starts to happen. Bathtime will never be quite the same again!

Featuring a cast of 12 and live music throughout, Scrub a Dub took audiences on a bath-time themed adventure, where people, places and everyday things were not quite what they seemed. Children could sail the high seas, swim in an underwater world and play on a sunshine-filled beach, in this visual and musical feast. This production was the first of its kind in a long collaboration between Half Moon and one of the UK’s leading drama schools, Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance.


Production photos

Cast List

  • Khali Best Yellow Fish Puppeteer & Beach 60s Red Child
  • Grace Bird 60s Old Lady & Boat 60s Green Child
  • Holly Cassidy Victorian Bathtime Green Child & 60s Singer
  • Max Gallagher Underwater 60s Red Child & Old Fisherman
  • Blessing Lewis Victorian Mother & Underwater 60s Green Child

Creative Team

  • Chris Elwell Director
  • Nicola Dereham Assistant Director
  • Amanda Mascarenhas Designer
  • Rowan Pitts Lighting Designer
  • Beth Chilvers Production Stage Manager


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.

Rose Bruford students talk about their experiences on the project


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