Dumbshow present a brand new piece of theatre for family audiences. MOON is a story about what it means to feel different, and the moment in life when you realise you are part of a much bigger universe. It tells the story of a young boy, Edwin Moon, who discovers he is an alien when he turns different colours one day on the school playing field.

An original idea conceived by author Sam Gayton and director Michael Bryher, the Dumbshow ensemble will create a weird, wonderful and colourful world of characters including Edwin Moon’s neurotic new-age Mother, his sister Trude who is part of a militant version of the Brownies, and Babooshka, the old lady that lives next door – who knows about his past and may hold the key to his future. The story will explore big ideas and small details about how we all find our way through life and how difficult, messy and beautiful this journey can be.

MOON will be entertaining, thought-provoking and ultimately uplifting. Through an R&D period funded by Arts Council England, we aim to build on the success of our previous piece Clockheart Boy, which toured in 2012, to make a new show for family audiences (particularly for children aged 8–12 but with a universal appeal), with a view to touring in 2015.

We are also grateful for the support of Creative Youth, who supported our scratch performances of the show for IYAF 2013.

Design Pack

Download the design pack for Moon (pdf format)