Who are we?

Moonstruck Astronaut is a not-for-profit community theatre company based in Newport, Shropshire. 

Our vision is to bring the local community of Newport together through outdoors theatre projects, first with our children and then extending to all ages.  

Our mission is to co-create drama performances that encounter life from a child’s open-minded perspective of wonder in order to foster intergenerational and intercultural friendship.

Based on years of experience teaching drama and directing theatre, we are passionate about the extensive benefits to a community’s wellbeing of taking part in communal creativity.

 Hannah de Quincey
 Artistic Director

What do we do?

We run ‘Drama in the Forest’ outdoor drama workshops for children in the school holidays.

We run the Newport Community Youth Theatre at the Hub Newport.

We believe drama and theatre are powerful, delightful tools for enabling everyone’s confidence, self-expression and holistic wellbeing through the communication, creativity and community they foster.  We want to help make these ‘tools’ for developing a well-rounded, contented individual accessible to more people in our local community.

Spring Drama in the Forest

A four-day outdoor drama workshop for 6-12 year olds, themed around the emergence of Spring, that happens in the Easter school holidays.

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Summer Drama in the Forest

A week-long outdoor drama workshop for 6-12 year olds, incorporating musical instruments, that happens in the summer holidays every August.

Spooky Drama in the Forest

A Halloween-themed two-day outdoor drama workshop for 7-12 year olds that happens every October half-term.

Participant feedback:

Feedback from ‘Spooky Drama in the Forest’ 2021:

*‘Forest and drama – two of the best things combined!!’ 

*‘Brilliant and patient staff with a wonderful flair for creativity’ 

*‘Fantastic from beginning to end.. it’s excellent how comfortable my son is and excited to attend.’ 

*‘Fabulous! My daughter’s words: ‘It was really fun!’ Thank you so much’ 

*‘My daughter had a fantastic time, loved meeting new kids and spending time outside being creative!’

Feedback from ‘Summer Drama in the Forest’ 2021

*‘My little boy went to Drama in the Forest last week and had such a great time! He couldn’t wait to get there every day. Hannah and Becky were really so lovely with him. Just in the 3 days his confidence grew and he loved being in the forest making friends and learning. He has already said he hopes it’s on again next year ☺️ I can’t recommend it highly enough.’ 

*‘Excellent opportunity for children to meet new friends, extend and show off their talents all in the beautiful natural setting.’ 

*‘My children have thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and my daughter has grown with how she interacts with her brother and others.’ 

*‘Friendly organisation utilising the great outdoors, facilitating and learning drama skills.’ 

Moonstruck Astronaut theatre company’s vision: