BUTTERFLIES Opens Next Week at Half Moon Theatre
Two of the UK's leading companies creating work for young people have joined forces for to produce Butterflies, a brand new show based on research into children's anxiety. The show, for ages 3-7, has its premiere at Half Moon Theatre from Friday 22 to Saturday 23 September and opens the theatre's autumn season of professional theatre for young people.
Butterflies is a co-production by Tangled Feet and Half Moon that will whisk you away on a journey of what makes you anxious and what we can do to understand, accept or overcome these feelings. Our lives are filled with the question of 'what if' and sometimes it can make you spiral and tumble into the murky waters of worry and doubt. But 'what if' is a vital question to keep us safe and unlock the full potential of life's adventures.
Three friends embark on an exciting adventure to chase their butterflies away. They cross new seas to uncharted lands, on a journey filled with discovery. The only trouble is they're all a bit worried about it! What if I get wet? What if I make a new friend? What if I don't? During their voyage the group ride the waves, battle the storms and face their fears, before reaching dry land braver than ever before.
Butterflies is an uplifting tale of friendship, courage and how to dance in the rain, told using innovative staging, breathtaking physicality, touching humour and a specially commissioned musical score.
Nathan Curry, Co-Artistic Director of Tangled Feet, commented: "We're delighted to be back at Half Moon Theatre working on a new co-production after the success of Need a Little Help in 2015. Recent reports suggest that about 1 in 8 young people have struggled with anxiety and we wanted to find a new way to discuss this theatrically, but with an uplifting, fun and touching story."
Chris Elwell, Director of Half Moon, commented: "We're excited to be working with Tangled Feet on a co-production of Butterflies, which will shed light on the important issue of anxiety in young people. The production is based on research and offers audiences an insight into this distressing problem and the chance to inform young people that they are not alone in their feelings."
All tickets are priced at £7 and can be obtained by visiting the Box Office or by calling 020 7709 8900. Tickets are also available online at www.halfmoon.org.uk.