Mon 15 Apr

Family Show: Half Moon


Adults £10 / Children 0-18 months FREE

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This magical interactive performance leads babies and their grown-ups on an immersive journey.

Delve into the world of reflective materials wrapped up in an ambient soundscape of evocative yet laid-back music. Watch as the empty space of the theatre fills with colour, sounds and surprises, creating a sensory landscape ready to explore after the performance is over.  

Glisten is performed to a small audience creating an intimate and welcoming theatrical experience, beautifully co-created by theatre-maker Daniel Naddafy and visual artist Phoebe Stubbs.

“Every glimmer and glint of light is transfixing... Though the immersive environment changes over time, Naddafy’s performance remains entrancing.” - Children’s Theatre Reviews

“Terrific watching small faces involved in sound, colour, light and texture – we were enthralled from start to finish.” - Audience member, Half Moon Theatre

​Duration: Performances last 20 mins (no interval), followed by an interactive free-play session where the babies can explore the tactile world of Glisten.


  • The theatre bar will be open for a pre-show play and you're welcome to stay after the show for a relaxing afternoon with your baby.
  • Buggy park, changing facilities and soft play area with toys and books provided.

About Half Moon
Half Moon is the UK’s leading small-scale young people’s venue and touring company. It is a local organisation with a national remit, committed to supporting artists and young people at every stage of their creative development. Working from our base in East London, we specialise in new writing and artform development, acting as a gateway organisation that provides pathways for progression and experimentation. Our wide-ranging programme reaches around 50,000 annually and engages those who are often excluded from arts activity. Our activity includes a season of professional plays for young audiences, national touring productions and an extensive creative learning programme, including seven youth theatres. Half Moon is a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England and receives regular funding from the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

Glisten is one of several productions that form part of Half Moon Presents, the producing arm of Half Moon, supporting the promotion and development of theatre for young audiences at a national and international level.

About Daniel Naddafy 
Daniel is an actor and theatre maker who for the past ten years has predominately worked in children's theatre. He has performed in several productions with Unicorn Theatre and Polka as well as with the Birmingham Rep, Nottingham Playhouse, Theatre Rites and Discover. His work has taken him all over the UK as well as the world, performing in Norway, Japan and South Korea. In 2013 he took a lead role in Mister Holgado which won the UK Theatre Award for Best Show for Children and Young People. He is currently artist in residency with the Oxford Playhouse as a part of their Evolve scheme. 

About Phoebe Stubbs
Phoebe works across the arts, as a visual artist, designer and editor. She trained as a glassmaker and her visual artwork and design focuses on light and materiality, often inspired by photographic and digital processes as they evolved from traditional optics using glass technologies. She has exhibited in the US and the UK, most recently at Unit 3 Projects in London and the Urban Institute of Contemporary Art in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Working with Daniel Naddafy on making a piece of theatre — particularly the collaborative way of working with materials and light through play — has been an exciting new development.

Times: 12pm, 2.30pm & 4pm
Venue: at The Place

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