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The House That Jackson Built

by Half Moon Theatre

theatre, children-and-family

A magical new show about the power of imagination, family, memory – and recycling!

about the production

Jackson’s dad is building a new house out of weird and whacky bits and bobs thrown away by the local builder. The last few years have been hard for young Jackson, living without his mum. Now his dad wants to make a new start, but Jackson isn’t ready to move on. Not until he blows the dust off mum’s favourite old book and conjures up the Story Fairy. But can stories really help Jackson believe in himself and be happy in a new home? The House That Jackson Built is Justin Coe’s brand new spoken word show for children.

about the artist

Half Moon is the UK’s leading small-scale young people’s venue and touring company. It is a local organisation with a national remit. The company gives young people from birth to 18 (25 for disabled young people) an opportunity to experience the best in young people’s theatre, both as a participant and as an audience member. Half Moon’s activity includes a season of professional plays for young and family audiences, including teenagers, national touring productions and an extensive creative learning programme, including seven youth theatres.

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stage dimensions

width: 5 metres

height: 3 metres

depth: 4 metres

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Ages 4-9

“A one-man show packed with poetry, jokes and a real feast for the imagination – we had a great family outing courtesy of Herbert!”

Kidadl about Young Herbert’s Horrors

“Poetry, storytelling, and sheer charm emanating from the personal magic of Justin himself.”

Brighton Festival Fringe about Big Wow, Small Wonder

“Justin’s performance was slick and professional, magical and inspirational. Poetry has never been more popular!”

Southend Libraries about Big Wow, Small Wonder

Justin has over 20 years of experience of working as a creative professional in schools, venues and community settings. He can provide a range of bespoke creative learning and enrichment activities on request to complement the performance at an additional cost. Please enquire for availability and prices.