Wild Lunch: Funsize (2005)

White Horse Road
22 Mar - 2 Apr 2005
Age range: 8 and under
  • Co-production Paines Plough

Fun Size aimed to create a fresh body of work, by writers, for children that connected directly with their imaginations and experience using Paines Plough’s expertise with writers and Half Moon Young People’s Theatre’s experience of producing theatre for children.

There are relatively few writers writing for children compared to the number writing for adult audiences and there are even fewer established writers with strong reputations who write for children. The idea of the project was to raise the bar on creating work for younger audiences and produce some really extraordinary, excellent and exciting new work. The project encouraged successful and respected writers who perhaps had never thought of doing so before to write a play for young people.

Funsize aimed to create a legacy of work for children that would be ripe for development and production. Specifically, Our Teacher’s Troll, was developed further and toured nationally in 2014-2015.

Funsize culminated in a series of lunchtime plays at the Menier Chocolate Factory from 22 March to 2 April.


Cast List

  • Paul Hunter Dad (Do You See What I See?)
  • Daniel Cerqueira Tree (Do You See What I See?)
  • Natasha Gordon Jess (Do You See What I See?)
  • Ciaran McIntyre Carbuncle (Clarence Carbuncle)
  • Alice Selwyn Annie (Clarence Carbuncle)

Creative Team

  • Roxana Silbert Director (Do You See What I See?/ A Hole Story)
  • Hamish Pirie Director (Clarence Carbuncle and the Kingdom of Sherbetter)
  • Chris Elwell Director (Our Teacher's A Troll/Hartleby, Ooglemore and Jeramee)
  • Lucy Morrison Director (Monster Mum)

Plays produced

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