The world was divided by a giant hedge. It was too thick to see through. Too tall to see over. But something happened on the other side! On one side people followed the road to work – never looking left or right. Two completely separate worlds – or were they? One might have been another land. Fishing Up the Moon followed the story of a journey from one world to the other and back again, and it was funny, moving, exciting and was full of spectacle and surprises. It explored themes such as relationships between friends, between children and adults and us and the planet.
Deborah Bestwick was Director of the Half Moon Theatre young people’s company in the late 1980s and became Director of Half Moon Young People’s Theatre in 1990. She talks about the last main house production by the young people’s company, Fishing Up The Moon by Lin Coghlan. Interviewed by Aimee Thompson.
Fishing Up the Moon – Original short story by Lin Coghlan on which the play is based
Fishing Up the Moon – Production schedule
Fishing Up the Moon – Education Pack