Moon & Genie (2013)

White Horse Road
19 Mar - 14 Apr 2013
Age range: 3-7
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  • by Tanika Gupta
  • Co-production Half Moon and York Theatre Royal

Jamal needs to cook a meal for his Grandmother. As night falls and the moon shines, the air is filled with magic. Join Jamal and his friend, a street dancing life-size monkey, as they summon the Genie of the Saucepan and travel the world to conjure a meal of imaginative splendour.

Moon & Genie had an evocative and enchanting live music score, featured a singing moon and a kitchen full of unexpected magical adventures.

Each performance was followed by a play session on the stage for the audience to share the different fruits which featured in the performance.

This production undertook a short national tour, opening for a run at the co-producer’s studio theatre.

This production was originally developed as part of the Half Moon’s 2009 Exchange for Change programme, and was chosen to be featured as a work-in-progress presentation at the Decibel Festival 2011 (Manchester).

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

Production photos

Cast List

Creative Team

  • Chris Elwell Director
  • Anna Harding Designer
  • Nick Tyson Composer
  • Lenka Kupkova (York Theatre Royal) Costumes
  • Ambur Khan Choreographer






Moon & Genie – Production trailer


Maxwell the Monkey - his adventures at Half Moon


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