Paper Aeroplane (2020 – 2021)

White Horse Road
7 Feb 2020 - 21 Jun 2021
Age range: 3-7
  • Half Moon Presents a Lots of Odd production
  • by Devised by the company

Take flight with two new friends as they soar through clouds, fly over distant seas and circle faraway lands. They touch down in mysterious new places and discover oceans to swim in, rocks to clamber over and bridges to cross. But where will they fly to next?

Lift-off on a journey full of music, physicality and zooming paper aeroplanes, where sometimes the skies are not as clear as we first think.

Developed with children who have shared their experiences of losing loved ones, Paper Aeroplane sensitively explores loss and bereavement, the challenges we face when trying to move on, and how we can help one another along the way.

Paper Aeroplane was a Lots of Odds production that toured nationally as part of Half Moon Presents. This took two phases, a short run in 2020, with a remount in 2021.

The production was filmed in Autumn 2020 for digital screenings during the COVID-19 pandemic. A British Sign Language interpreted recording was also made available. The films premiered on 14 November 2020, with repeat screenings throughout December 2020 and January 2021. Alongside the films were three online creative learning workshops for audiences to take part in at home, exploring the themes of the show. All the films had closed captioning for d/Deaf and hard of hearing audiences. From Autumn 2021 the production has been available to watch via Half Moon’s On Demand service.

Paper Aeroplane was an Off West End OnComm Award finalist for Best Show for Children. This award was introduced to recognise the best work that was presented online or broadcast during the COVID-19 lockdowns.

The filming of Paper Aeroplane was made possible by funding from The National Lottery Community Fund, distributed by City Bridge Trust through the London Community Response Fund. Thanks to National Lottery players for making this possible.

Production photos (2021)

Cast List

  • Claire Burns (2020) Girl
  • Michael Gonsalves (2020) Boy
  • Henry Jennings (2021) Girl
  • Stasa Duckic (2021) Boy

Creative Team

  • Amber Rose-May Director
  • Sophia Lovell Smith Designer
  • Greg Hall Composer and Sound Designer
  • Faith Austin Lighting Designer and Production Manager
  • Chris Elwell Dramaturg / Project Producer

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Production photos (2020)

Rehearsal photos (2020)

Filming

Interview with Amber-Rose May

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