A story about having the confidence to be yourself and stand up for what you believe in.
8 year old Lexi doesn’t make friends as easily as some. If only her school would allow a non-school uniform day then she could be herself and find others like her. Inspired by Grandad’s hippy stories from the swinging 60s, she decides to fight the powers that be, namely her class teacher, Mr Marsh, and the class bully, Suzy.
Friends For All is an interactive spoken word performance for families, with rapping, dancing and far-out video projections. It is a story about having the confidence to be yourself and stand up for what you believe in.
Half Moon Presents Friends For All 2018 Tour
March 3 The Hat Factory, Luton
March 24 Z-Arts, Manchester
April 13 Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead
April 15 Watermans Art Centre, Brentford,
May 27 Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
June Roundhouse, London (Last Words Festival)
Created by Simon Mole & Peader Kirk
Script and Performance Simon Mole
Direction & Design Peader Kirk
Video Design Andrew Crofts
Sound Design Jonathan Wharton
Understudy Grace Courtney
Stage Management Andy Shewan
Project Management by Maeve O’Neill
Filmed performers: Leentje Van de Cruys, Benji Reid, Michael Forrest, Matthew Fenton & Janet Browne
Commissioned by the V&A as part of the Family Art Fun Programme and inspired by their You Say You Want a Revolution exhibition (2016/17). Developed with support from Apples and Snakes, the Albany, University of Bedfordshire and Birkbeck Centre for Contemporary Theatre. Funded by Arts Council England.
Special thanks to the students of St Thomas’ School and Sinead Sexton
V&A Museum October 2016
Canada Water Culture Space March 2017
Half Moon Theatre March 2017
Polka Theatre October 2017