Magic, inventiveness, striking visuals – whether it’s a powerful Shakespearean play where actors share the stage with puppets, or a cast of a hundred brightly costumed community performers singing in four part harmony – you’ll find all these qualities in abundance in a Runaway Moon Theatre show.
Our puppet shows combine different sizes of puppets with live actors on the same stage to explore the dramatic (and comedic) possibilities of scale differences. The line between “real” and imaginary is easily blurred when person and puppet interact, and with the addition of the simple magic that brings an inanimate object to life, our offerings remind the audience that the possibilities for transformation are all around us.
Community-based arts events are the other side of Runaway Moon. Large-scale, long-term community projects, revolving around a theme such as local food or water come to a climax with an outdoor community ‘spectacle’ celebrating the environment and our place in it. By encouraging this active participation in the arts we seek to animate the community and offer people an experience of their own creativity.
We welcome and encourage people of all generations and walks of life to take part in every aspect of the production. Our events appeal to the whole family, because we believe it is possible to deal with ideas and human experience in a way that can be understood and enjoyed simultaneously on many levels, and by all ages.