In orbit around children
“Moonstruck Astronaut is a theatre company that stages plays for and with children and their communities that delight in unusual ideas. Our mission is to create performances that encounter life from a child’s open-minded perspective of wonder in order to foster intergenerational and intercultural friendship.”
– Hannah de Quincey
Founder and Artistic Director
photo taken by Steve of the Shropshire Star, 14 June 2018
We have been running very successful after-school group acting classes on a Tuesday and Thursday 4-5pm at Trinity Church, Newport, Shropshire. All students were awarded distinctions when assessed by LAMDA and have grown in self-belief, ability, and confidence.
Zombie Challenge Day at Keele University
We are currently creating ‘the Zombie Challenge Day’ in collaboration with Higher Horizons+ and Keele University. A University outreach day designed to allow Year 9s privileged access to cutting edge resources and academic staff at Keele University through the vehicle of a crystal maze type challenge. In teams, students will be tasked to solve various subject challenges to stop the spread of a zombie virus before it turns deadly. A ground-breaking, ingenious and novel concept originally conceived by Moonstruck Astronaut, generously developed and funded by Higher Horizons+. To take place on Friday 6 July, with 80 high school students involved and 5 Keele schools.
The Banana Show
Moonstruck Astronaut is currently focusing on manifesting ‘The Banana Show’. It is to be a 30 minute two-hander for children aged 6-11 which combines elements of theatre, puppetry, physical comedy and music. The show puts the banana fruit centre stage at last, comically investigating its heritage and identity. Telford primary school children are to create the music for the show while we create the show with two actors who play a monkey and a banana.
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Wulf’s Quest – a unique family adventure where the audience were the heroes and solved timed challenges around the museum to save the Anglo-Saxons from starvation.
The Man in the Moon – an ingenious, sensitive, touching piece about the process of bereavement as seen through the eyes of a ten-year-old boy who happens to be a balloon.
1. To serve the people of the Midlands.
2 .To promote community cohesion.
3. To encourage intergenerational and intercultural dialogue.
4. To inspire creativity and confidence among the young and old.
5. To attain a consistent standard of creative excellence.