A family show for 5+ 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 5-10 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.


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.


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


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s