Theatre of Politics

Lunar Youth Theatre, July 2016

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:

Sink the Belgrano! (1986)
Free to Stay (1987)
Locked In (2006)
Map of Me (2016)

Production photos

Control and Command

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.

Rehearsal photos

Stages of Half Moon Festival

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.

Stages of Half Moon Music

Composed by James Grant.