The Hare’s Moon is a childrens theatre experience.
It is a magical narrative traversing the threshold between the natural world and domestic life.
Living concurrently, in a rural landscape, are the hares and the humans, oblivious of the others tribulations. The Brown Hares are entrenched in a long and bitter war at the borders separating the Artic Hares territory. While, in a farmhouse near by, a human family faces the unexpected ordeal of their grandmother’s death.
The story explores epic and intimate appreciations of crisis and what happens when these two scales collide.
The story hopes to inspire personal bravery and direct action; demonstrating how individuals, no matter how young, can transform the world.
This was developed during a REACT residency at the Royal Exchange in February 2017 to explore the themes and characters of this narrative.
Sonya Moorhead was the original author of this story and more of her work can be seen here.