The Poetry Joe ShowHalf-Moon-Presents-Touring-portfolio-2014-15-July-2014-version-4_page7_image1

A family show for 3+ and over

Meet Poetry Joe, poet extraordinaire in his magical light-up world of fabulous foods, beastly bugs and peculiar pets.

Armed with a mega-mix of quirky and beautiful pop-ups, props and pictures, Poetry Joe takes us on a poetic

adventure to make new friends, including a naughty but nice hamster, a cheating cheetah and a friendly family made out of paper and light.

The Poetry Joe Show is a fun-packed, interactive family show suitable for everyone aged 3 and over. Using magic lanterns, shadow puppetry and fabulous original poetry, this is the perfect fun interactive introduction to poetry and spoken word for the very young. The children will have the opportunity to write and perform their own poem at the end of the show.

The Poetry Joe Show was originally developed in association with Apples and Snakes.

This is a refreshed re-working of a show of the same title which toured in 2013.

Performances last 45 mins (no interval) followed by a 10 minute stay and play poetry session.

Due to the age focus and intimate nature of the piece, maximum audience capacity is 120.

Touring details:

Available for booking from February 2014 onwards.

Technical Requirements (venues):

Get-in: max 1.5 hours before half/Get-out: 45 minutes

Venue configuration: Front on. The audience sit on 36 cushions provided by Word Pepper placed around the

performance space. The rest of audience can sit on benches/seating provided by the venue.

Pre-rig: we require a general warm wash to delineate the performance space of minimum 3m (width) by 3m (length) by 3m (height). Please note the piece is light based so a blackout is required. We require a large white wall/cyc (min 2m by 2m) to the rear of the performance space to project onto from an OHP. The OHP is provided by the company and requires a 13A socket.

Technical staff – 1 technician to operate/get-in. There are no sound cues.

Lockable dressing room.

Parking space for small van.

We provide:

Dedicated support from the marketing/PR and technical team at Half Moon.

Up to 500 A5 colour flyers and 15 A3 colour posters. (NB: overprinting will be at an additional cost please

enquire).

Images and production photos for use within venue

brochures or broader usage including digital.

Prices:

1 or 2 shows per day

London or less than 70 miles

£700 + VAT (add £500 + VAT for a 2nd day)

More than 70 miles (commutable)

£780 + VAT (add £600 + VAT for a 2nd day)

Non-commutable from London

£860 + VAT (add £600 + VAT for a 2nd day)

Creative Learning Opportunities:

Word Pepper can provide a range of bespoke creative learning and enrichment activities for schools, venues and early years setting on request to complement the performance at an additional cost. These can be poetry or pop-up book making based. Prices start at £200 + VAT for a 2-hour session.

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For more details on this production, or if you would like to see the piece on tour, please contact

Chris Elwell on 020 7709 8902 or email

chris@halfmoon.org.uk

Pop-Up FlashbackHalf-Moon-Presents-Touring-portfolio-2014-15-July-2014-version-4_page11_image1

A family show for 6+ and over

Enter an imaginative world of memories through poetry and incredible pop-up books in this funny and heart-warming adventure of complicated families and growing up.

Sebastian’s memories aren’t like everyone else’s. His are wonderful poetic memories from the pages of his colourful pop-up books and the treasure trove of his imagination. He remembers troll kings and mermaid queens, deep sea diving super heroes and city smashing dinosaurs. But there’s only one memory that takes particular pride of place. It is of the very special gift that his Dad bought him…..

You’re invited to enter a world of beautiful, thought-provoking poetry with incredible pop-up books of every imaginable shape and size. This quest through childhood for 6-10 year olds and grown-ups alike comes from

Word Pepper, the team behind the enchanting The Poetry Joe Show.

Pop-Up Flashback has been developed in association with Half Moon Theatre and Apples and Snakes.

Performances last 50 mins (no interval).

Touring details:

Available for booking from February 2014 onwards

Technical Requirements (venues):

Get-in: max 1.5 hours before half/Get-out: 30 minutes

Venue configuration: front on

Pre-rig: we require a general warm wash to delineate the performance space of minimum 3m (width) by 3m (length) by 3m (height). There are 20 sound cues.

Technical staff – 1 technician to operate lighting/sound cues and to assist with get-ins/outs due to the large number of pop-up props.

Parking space for small van.

Lockable dressing room.

Technical Requirements (festivals, libraries and community/rural touring spaces):

This show can be run without lighting and the sound being operate from on stage but we do require a 13A power supply/socket. A technician is requested. We need 30 minutes for set-up and a lockable dressing room.

Parking space for small van.

We provide:

Dedicated support from the marketing/PR and technical team at Half Moon.

Up to 500 A5 colour flyers and 15 A3 colour posters. (NB: overprinting will be at an additional cost please enquire).

Images and production photos for use within venue brochures or broader usage including digital.

Prices:

1 or 2 shows per day.

London or less than 70 miles

£700 + VAT (add £500 + VAT for a 2nd day)

More than 70 miles (commutable)

£780 + VAT (add £600 + VAT for a 2nd day)

Non-commutable from London

£860 + VAT (add £600 + VAT for a 2nd day)

Creative Learning Opportunities:

Word Pepper can provide a range of bespoke creative learning and enrichment activities for schools, venues and early years setting on request to complement the performance at an additional cost. These can be poetry or pop-up book making based. Prices start at £200 + VAT for a 2-hour session.

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For more details on this production, or if you would like to see the piece on tour, please contact

Chris Elwell on 020 7709 8902 or email chris@halfmoon.org.uk

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