Glisten (2018 – 2022)

White Horse Road
9 Feb 2018 - 24 Dec 2022
Age range: 0-18 months
Glisten flyer front Glisten flyer front
  • Half Moon Presents a Daniel Naddafy production
  • by Daniel Naddafy

Come in, relax, find a space and settle.
Slowly, a shimmering surface emerges.
What does it look like?
How does it move?
Listen, what can you hear?      
Welcome to a world of shiny things.
Welcome to Glisten!

Glisten was an interactive performance for babies aged 0-18 months and their grown-ups.  The audience were taken on a gentle and immersive journey that explored the world of reflective materials wrapped up in a soundscape of evocative yet laid-back music. Audiences watched as the empty space of the theatre was filled with colour, sounds and surprises, creating a sensory landscape ready to explore after the performance was over.

Glisten was performed to a small audience of 40 babies and parents/carers creating an intimate and unique theatrical experience, co-created by theatre-maker Daniel Naddafy and visual artist Phoebe Stubbs.

Glisten was part of the Half Moon Presents portfolio. The production toured extensively from February 2018 to much acclaim to over 50 venues, including in its final outing with extended runs at Warwick Arts Centre, Chichester Festival Theatre, Polka and South Street Arts Centre, Reading.

Production photos (2018)

Cast List

  • Daniel Naddafy Performer
  • Simon Victor Performer (2019)
  • Jonny Khan Performer (2021)
  • Alessio Bagiardi Performer (2022)

Creative Team

  • Daniel Naddafy Director
  • Phoebe Stubbs Designer
  • Chris Elwell Creative Consultant / Director
  • Phil Clarke Lighting Designer and Production Manager
  • Stephen Beeny Artwork, Marketing and Photography


Rehearsals (2019)

Production photos (2021)

Production photos (2022)

Reviews and audience comments

Audience comments

Press cuttings


Interview with Daniel Naddafy