Luna

Join us this Christmas for Luna, a magical first time theatre experience about friendship, the moon and being brave in the dark for 2-5 year olds and their families.

Luna is bored up in the sky with no-one to play with. Although she is surrounded by stars, they never quite understand her – it’s very lonely being the only moon.

One night, as she’s racing among the stars, she spots a young boy hiding from the shadows in his bedroom. Billy and his favourite toy, Pig, don’t like the dark and do all they can to distract themselves from the scary shadows.

Luna decides to slide down from the sky to make friends with Billy. Together they go on a wondrous adventure of light and dark to help him overcome his fear of the night time.

With original live music this captivating play about friendship and bravery is a wonderful introduction to theatre for young children.

Theatre Hullabaloo present Luna in association with Theatr Iolo

Please note that the 1.30pm performance on Wednesday 19th December is a BSL interpreted performance.

Babe in arms: For productions that are not created for or aimed at babies we offer a free babes in arms ticket for those under one year old. A ticket is still required and is subject to availability. To book this online, please select the ‘adult and baby under 1’ ticket.

“This show is...perfect ”

Evening Chronicle, 2016

“Thank you so much, lovely first theatre visit, wonderful cast and production”

Audience Member, Luna 2016

Meet the stars

Creative Team

Sarah Argent

Devisor & Director


Sarah is an award-winning director specialising in theatre for the very young.

Sarah first worked with Theatre Hullabaloo in 2010 when she adapted and directed The Night Pirates. She is delighted to be working with the company again reviving Luna for the 5th time.

Her productions for Unicorn Theatre, Polka Theatre, National Theatre, Derby Theatre, Welsh National Opera, Sherman Cymru, M6 Theatre, Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Barnstorm Theatre (Kilkenny), Compagnia Frec a Frec (Barcelona) and Haya Cultural Centre (Jordan) have been performed across the UK and Ireland, Europe, North America, Australia, and the Middle and Far East.

Earlier this year, Sarah worked with 3 Indian artists in a collaborative project between ThinkArts Kolkata and Cardiff-based Theatr Iolo to introduce baby theatre in India.

Miranda Thain

Artistic Producer


Miranda Thain is Artistic Producer of Theatre Hullabaloo, one of the UK’s leading theatre companies creating original work for children and young people.

Over the last 16 years, she has produced more than 40 shows for, by and with children and young people and worked for companies including tutti frutti productions, M6 Theatre Company and Konflux Theatre in Education. In 2003, she completed an MA in Applied Theatre.

She joined Theatre Hullabaloo (then CTC Theatre) in 2007 and has led the company’s rebrand to Theatre Hullabaloo and its artistic and learning programmes since 2008. In 2017, Theatre Hullabaloo opened The Hullabaloo, a new purpose designed venue for children and families in Darlington.

Miranda serves on the boards of Creative Darlington, North East Cultural Partnership (chairing the children and young people’s group) and chairs the Early Years thematic group for Tees Valley Cultural Education Partnership.

“Theatre for children and young people should strive to be sophisticated and playful. Theatre Hullabaloo aims to offer them a rich palette of creativity that at least equals, and often exceeds, the best adults have on offer.”

Bek Palmer

Designer


Bek trained in Performance Design at LIPA and studied Post Graduate Theatre Design at RWCMD. This is Bek’s ninth design for Theatre Hullabaloo after Spirits of the Sea, Bear & Butterfly (2015) Tiny Treasures, Luna, The Elves and the Shoemaker, Angel, The Night Pirates and My Mother Told Me Not To Stare.

Other set and costume designs include; The Birthday Party, Waiting For Godot and Betrayal (London Classic Theatre), Alfie White: Space Explorer and Lemony Snicket’s Latke Who Couldn’t Stop Screaming (Tall Stories), What The Ladybird Heard (Kenny Wax Ltd), Shaun The Sheep (Dan Coleman), Happily Ever After (Action Transport Theatre)
Bek specialises in designing/making puppets and has also worked as an installation artist for Punchdrunk. She regularly works as Wardrobe Mistress for Qdos Pantomimes and on productions on board cruise ships.

Greg Hall

Composer

Jem Treays

Movement

Will Evans

Lighting Design


For Hullabaloo Will lit the very first show in the new theatre, ‘Bear and Butterfly’ in 2017.

Other Theatre credits include:
‘Gabriel’ (Theatre Six, National Tour), ‘Aliens Love Underpants’ (Big Wooden Horse/Nick Brooke, International Tour and West End), ‘The Snow Dragon’ (Tall Stories), ‘Why The Whales Came’ (Watford Plalace Theatre/Wizard Presents), ‘I Believe In Unicorns’ (Vaudeville, London West End and Tour), ‘The Canterbury Tales’ (Guildford Shakespeare Company), ‘Honest’ and ‘The Water Engine’ (Theatre 6), ‘La Boheme’ (Head First Productions), ‘Mudlarks’ and ’66 Books’ (Bush Theatre, London), ‘Dream Space’ (Shakespeare’s Globe).

Will is also Associate Lighting Designer on the recent National tour and West End transfer of ‘An Inspector Calls’ (National Theatre/PW Productions)

www.willevans.co.uk

Cast

Tamara Saffir

Luna


Originally from Sydney, Australia, Tamara moved to London to train at the Royal Central School of School and Drama. Since graduating from the BA (Hons) Acting: Musical Theatre degree, she has worked extensively in theatre.

Credits include: Age Before Beauty (BBC1), Evita (West End), By the Light of the Moon (Full House Theatre), Oyster Boy (Haste Theatre, UK Tour), Beauty and the Beast (Elgiva Theatre), Santa in Love (UK Tour), Rounds (Southwark Playhouse) and Robinson Crusoe (Fisher Theatre).

She is very excited to be joining Hullabaloo for the first time for their production of Luna.

Jack Lloyd

Billy


Jack graduated in 2016 with a BA in Drama and Applied theatre at Northumbria University. He then went on to train as an actor at the Newcastle Theatre Royal through ‘Project A’. He was nominated as one of the top 20 graduates to graduate from a drama school in the 2017 Spotlight Showcase. Since then he has performed in Wilfred (Alphabetti Theatre) by Gary Kitching, War of the Worlds (Northern Stage) by Laura Lindow and The Conditioning a new devised piece for the Edinburgh Fringe. Jack is thrilled to be at the Hippodrome this Christmas playing the role of Billy in their production of Luna.

Recent Credits:
Ridley / Ensemble, WAR OF THE WORLDS, Northern Stage, Elayce Ismail
Spyro, THE CONDITIONING, Edinburgh Fringe, Grace Cordell
Wilfred (Lead), WILFRED, The Worriers, Alphabetti Theatre, Paula Penman
Carl Jackson, BRITANNIA WAVES THE RULES, Spotlight Showcase Nominee, Sarah Esdaile
Joey/Brink/Barry, ROAD, Newcastle Theatre Royal, Phil Hoffmann
Captain Amazing CAPTAIN AMAZING, Eddy GREEK, Iachimo CYMBELINE, Project A, Phil Hoffmann.

Emily Atkinson

Musician


Emily has recently graduated from Rose Bruford Drama school with BA(hons) degree in Actor Musicianship.

She is excited to be joining Theatre Hullabaloo for the first time for their production of Luna.