Control and Command
8pm, Thursday 30 June 2016
5.30pm, Saturday 2 July 2016
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.
They used as their stimulus:
Questions, thoughts, opinions, statements and debates. Lunar members have engaged with the politics covered in the chosen repertoire of Half Moon productions. Their piece is a response to those stimulus plays and how young people in society feel today. What does it mean to be political? Are we able to tell stories and challenge perceptions? Do writers create evocative stories to establish emotional connections with audiences? Lunar have worked in an emotionally responsive way to create a piece which encompasses a vast range of responses to ‘Theatre of Politics’.
Youth Theatre members
Alessandra, Alexia-Pyrrha , Callum, Cara, Eby, Elsa, Gabe, Isabel, Jason, Jazz, Jordan, Jorian, Kiera, Lewis, Libby, Luca, Megan, Molly, Nadirah, Naomi, Nicole, Rio, Rita, Sonny, Sophie, Sumaya, Thalia, Toni Th, Toni Ts, Yusaf
Lead Tutor: Androulla Constantinou
Support Tutor: Madeleine Graham
Access: Niall Phillips, Mark Conway
Composer: James Grant
Designer: Liz Atkin
Lighting Designer: Toni Tsaera
Lunar Youth Theatre devised their own show inspired by some of the iconic productions from across the 44-year history of Half Moon Theatre.
Control and Command was performed as part of the Stages of Half Moon opening Festival on 30 June and 2 July 2016.
A short video about the Stages of Half Moon Festival, featuring extracts from our four Youth Theatre productions, interviews with some of the young people and images of our exhibition.
Composed by James Grant.