More Important Things (2012 – 2018)

White Horse Road
20 Feb 2012 - 26 Jun 2018
Age range: 10-11
More Important Things road safety project - February 2012

More Important Things was a play and road safety resource for young people that explored road safety issues in an interactive way. The show looked at the impact that serious injury and death can have upon the lives of young people, families and friends. It offered the audience input into the story by presenting different options to the problems or issues showcased by the performers as they looked at the dangers and life changing accidents that occur on roads when a busy young teenager is distracted by ‘more important things.’

More Important Things was commissioned by Tower Hamlets Road Safety team, and produced/created by Half Moon.

Half Moon toured More Important Things for Year 5 and 6 classes each year between 2012 and 2018 which included over 250 performances in both Tower Hamlets and Southwark.

Sessions gave children practical opportunities to engage with creative thinking and encourage Year 6s to think safely about using the roads. They were able to access a recording of the specially commissioned play More Important Things to support this programme.

In Autumn 2019 and Spring 2020, Half Moon were funded by the Tower Hamlets Road Safety Team to deliver Road Safety workshops for Year 6 children across more than 35 primary schools in Tower Hamlets.



Production photos (2012)

Cast List

  • Amy Costello Sophie (2012, 2013)
  • Sapphire Joy Jazz (2012, 2013, 2014)
  • Divian Ladwa Mo (2012, 2013)
  • Thomas Simper Ryan - original character name Mo (2014)
  • Katy Daghorn Zara - original character name Sophie (2014, 2015)

Creative Team

  • Chris Elwell Director
  • Fred Beaufort Production and Technical Manager
  • James Grant Composer and Sound Designer
  • Alison Cartledge Design Realisation
  • Chris Elwell Resources Research and Creation

Schools tour (2014)

More Important Things – The Film

A Half Moon film commissioned by Tower Hamlets Road Safety.

Thanks to funding from Tower Hamlets Road Safety we were able to create a film of More Important Things in 2013. The film is available as a free resource to highlight the consequences that can occur when we are distracted on the road. The film is designed to open a discussion with young people about road safety and to encourage them to make safer choices when travelling around.

Production photos (2015)

Schools tour (2015)

Production photos (2017)

Feedback from Teachers

Production photos (2018)

Schools tour (2018)

Script extract

Road safety resources