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Under the Little Red Moon

23 Aug–25 Aug 2024

An English Touring Opera Production

Aimed at ages 6 to 24 months

Book Tickets

£14.00 Adult

£12.00 Baby / Child (6 months +)

Please note that because this show is specially designed for babies and toddlers, you will need to buy a ticket for any baby or child aged six months or above.

Running Time:  approx. 45 minutes, including a stay-and-play session.

If you cannot find an available performance to suit you, you can join our waiting list for sold out performances here.

At Little Angel Studios

Sebbon St, London N1 2EH

Plan your visit

Our story begins with a red moon rising.
But why is the moon red?
Now it’s turned blue and it’s crying.
Do the ladybirds know why?
Perhaps the little pond can tell us?
Or maybe the rabbits have the answer…

Join Lulu, Monty, Gusta and their friend Tom on a vibrant and colourful journey in English Touring Opera’s new opera for babies Under the Little Red Moon. Made in consultation with pediatricians, Under the Little Red Moon explores the development of language with the help of music and movement, composed by Russell Hepplewhite.

“Take your tinies and open their eyes and ears”

The Observer, Autumn 2022

“It felt like a little bit of magic had taken place, so we just wanted to share this and thank and congratulate the artists and creators for making it happen”

Audience Member, Polka Theatre in Autumn 2022

“Composer Russell Hepplewhite and writer-director Tim Yealland have created an enchanting tale”

The Observer, Autumn 2022

Age guidance

Under the Little Red Moon is aimed at ages 6 to 24 months.

Our shows for babies and toddlers are multisensory experiences, with short performances followed by play sessions. They take place in our Studios, where we aim to create the best environment for a happy and relaxed introduction to theatre.

English Touring Opera have designed the show especially for this age group in consultation with paediatricians at King’s College Hospital.

How will we be seated?

Audience sit on the floor around a circular performance space, and we recommend that your baby sits on your lap or just in front of you. Cushions are provided. There will be up to 20 babies and up to 40 adults watching the show.

Can children join in and explore?

Every performance is followed by a hands-on stay and play session. During the performance itself, we’re really keen to encourage the babies to respond however they like, and gurgle, laugh, cry, talk – they don’t have to be quiet!  We understand that babies can sometimes get a little fidgety or restless. However, because the performers are moving around, it isn’t safe for your little ones to wander during the performance – and we ask that you gently bring them back to you if they do. The cast will bring the interaction directly to them. There will be an opportunity for them (and you) to explore the performance space as part of the stay and play.

About the Company

Since 1979, English Touring Opera has toured outstanding live productions and impactful education and community projects to more towns and cities than any other UK opera company. At the heart of our ethos is making exceptional artistic experiences available and accessible to everyone. We reach 40,000 people per year with full theatre-based productions, specially commissioned operas for infants, children, families and young people with special educational needs, a series of creative workshops for people living with dementia and their carers, opera-making workshops in secondary schools, and songwriting workshops in Alternative Provision settings designed to benefit young people’s mental health.

Credits

Writer/Director – Tim Yealland MBE
Composer – Russell Hepplewhite
Designer – Alison Alexander
Producers – Bradley Travis, Maddy Barnes
Stage Manager – Gusta Matthews
Percussionist – Tom Highnam

Performed by Rachel Speirs, Bradley Travis, Tom Highnam, Gusta Matthews

Multibuy Offer on Children’s Puppet Festival events:

(exclusions apply*)

Get 10% off when you book 2 events

Get 20% off when you book 3 or more events

How it works:

Step 1

Add a show or family workshop from the Children’s Puppet Festival to your basket

Shows in the Festival can be found here

Family workshops included in the offer (Ice Screams! and Ahoy There! Puppet Pirates) can be found here

Step 2

If you add a second show or family workshop to your basket 10% discount applies to both events

 

Step 3

If you add a third show or family workshop to your basket 20% discount applies to all events

* Puppet Placations, other Family Workshops and Adult Workshops are excluded from this offer. Offer applies only to shows or family workshops (Ice Screams! and Ahoy There! Puppet Pirates) taking place between 1st August and 1st September only. Shows and family workshops need to be booked in the same order for the discount to apply, but if you have booked in separate orders and would like to claim the discount, please contact the box office. Please note that if you book more tickets for one show or family workshop than another, the discount only applies to the number of tickets booked on all events (e.g. if you book 3 tickets for two shows and 4 for a third show, 9 tickets are discounted 20% and the extra ticket on the one show is not discounted).

If you cannot find an available event to suit you, you can join our waiting list for sold out events here.

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