Big Wow Small Wonder (2016-2017)

White Horse Road
15 Jan 2016 - 5 Aug 2017
Age range: 4-9
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  • Half Moon Presents a Justin Coe production
  • by Justin Coe

A tall story about the wonders of being small for 4-9s

Justin is the smallest boy in the whole town. So small that he can swim with goldfish. So small his sister takes him to school in her lunchbox. So small the class bully, Bother Boots Bradley, wants to catch him and keep him as his new pet.

Justin just wants to be like his giant Dad, but when he finds out his Dad is not the Big Wow, he sets off on a journey to find who – or what – the Big Wow really is! Can the Big Wow help Justin to be tall in time, before Bradley puts him in a cage ready for the school show and tell in assembly?

With the help of a pigeon, the mountain and the World Ant Weightlifting Champion, Justin soon realises that being big might not be all its bigged up to be.

Told with huge helpings of humour, poignant poetry and original music, this was a tall story about the wonders of being small.

A Justin Coe production that toured nationally as part of Half Moon Presents.

You can access the script of this play via the British Library’s MPS Modern Playscripts Collection.

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