A circus for the 1990s, a circus for the Xmas Moon. No animals, just the finest circus performers from Britain and abroad, swinging upside-down and inside-out above your ice creams, exploding out of a line of cars clogged and fogged up in the London traffic, enough to thrill the Xmas stockings off your feet!
A club of dreams, of song and dance and light and smoke, a magical world of twelve foot giants and tromboning trapezists. Live music, live colour, live action, live wire. Absolutely the craziest, most exhilarating show you will see this winter. What’s better than pantomime? This is!
John Turner was Artistic Director of Half Moon Theatre on Mile End Road from 1989 to 1990. He talks about Circus Moon, a human circus Christmas show set to a jazz funk score. He describes his passion for circus, which has a true appeal to the whole community. Interviewed by Rosie Vincent.
During the 80’s the vogue for animal-less circus reached the UK. This Christmas show depicted ‘Theatre returning to the streets’ (although of course it was indoors!) The performing area was stripped back to the breezeblocks, and a fake broken wall added with a gauze as the sky. It looked like a rough car park on a housing estate. The show opened with a car driving in and exploding and a bar bursting out. All circus apparatus grew out of this street environment in an improvised manner.