NEWS: Half Moon Theatre Kicks Off New Streaming Season

Half Moon Theatre’s new streaming season kicked off on Saturday 23rd January, offering live-recorded and professionally filmed and edited performances for all ages, for you to enjoy from the comfort of your sofa. Once you have booked your screening ticket, the productions will be available to access for 14 days after the performance time and you can watch the shows as many times as you like! 

What Once Was Ours

The season starts with the Off West End Aware winning What Once Was Ours, a co-production with Zest Theatre (booking closes Friday 29th January). Created against the backdrop of Brexit in 2017, it’s still as relevant and provocative in 2021. Developed in consultation with young people across the country, What Once Was Ours uses their direct words and opinions to explore how politics and national values impact on the complex lives of one family and asks why we’ve become so fearful of anyone who is different from us.

Age Range: Teenage and young adult audiences

Dates: STREAMING Sat 23 – Fri 29 Jan (not Sun)

*ACCESSIBILITY* Closed captions are available to watch for this production.

Paper Aeroplane

Available from Saturday 30th January to Friday 5th February is a repeat screening of the joyous Paper Aeroplane, an Off West End OnComm finalist for Best Show for Children. 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. 

Age Range: 3-7

Dates: STREAMING Sat 30 Jan – Fri 5 Feb (not Sun)

*ACCESSIBILITY* Closed captions are available to watch for this production as well as a BSL interpreted film.


Next up is Dust, a Half Moon and Z-arts co-production written by acclaimed award-winning children’s author Laura Dockrill (Darcy Burdock book series and Big Bones), with haunting music by Hugo White of The Maccabees. Dust uses puppetry and exquisite poetic language to explore a heartfelt story about love, loss, identity and memory. Join Titch and Nelly as they discover they have more in common than they first thought and that friendship can heal hidden wounds. This striking and emotional new play is a joyous reminder about just how playful the world can be.

Age Range: 4-9 

Dates: STREAMING Sat 6 – Fri 19 Feb (not Sun)

*ACCESSIBILITY* Closed captions are available to watch for this production as well as a BSL interpreted film.

Guantanamo Boy

Back in February is a repeat screening of Guantanamo Boy, an Off West End OnComm Finalist for Best Show for Young People 12+. This powerful play takes the audience into the heart of the ‘war on terror’ seen through the eyes of one boy. Khalid likes football, hip hop, computer games and has a big crush on a girl – like any other teenage boy. Except being a young Muslim in the aftermath of 9/11 can be very dangerous. Guantanamo Boy asks difficult questions about how we balance human rights and national security – and what happens if we get the balance wrong. 

Age Range: 12 +

Dates: STREAMING Sat 13 – Fri 19 Feb (not Sun)

Rolling Down the Road

All aboard! Join family singer songwriter David Gibb in Rolling Down the Road, guaranteed to have both parents and children singing along in no time, this show the whole family can enjoy together. David is proud to be the driver of the world’s first bus to be powered by song. However, his passengers’ choice of music can sometimes be a little unusual. From talking sunflowers to digging for buried treasure, David needs your help to find the perfect song for each of his passengers and get his magical, musical bus rolling down the road!  We saw this live at Half Moon. Check out our review here.

Age Range: 3-11

Dates: STREAMING Sat 20 – Fri 26 Feb (not Sun)

*ACCESSIBILITY* Closed captions are available to watch for this production

The House That Jackson Built

Back by popular demand is The House That Jackson Built, celebrating books and the joy of reading, this show features a larger than life pop-up book and thrilling adventures, including a giant who cannot say “fee-fi-fo-fum”, an elephant professor and the Wordy Wordy Birdie. This magical spoken word theatre show delights in family, recycling and the power of imagination.

Age Range: 4-10

Dates: STREAMING Sat 27 Feb – Fri 5 Mar (not Sun)

*ACCESSIBILITY* Closed captions are available to watch for this production as well as a BSL interpreted film.

Brand new baby shows coming soon!

Half Moon also have two brand new shows developed for babies to be added to the season streaming in March, so do keep an eye out for those! For more information about all shows and more, visit