The Girl and the Giraffe
ABOUT HALF MOON
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, committed to supporting artists and young people at every stage of their creative development. Working from our base in East London, we specialise in new writing and artform development, acting as a gateway organisation that provides pathways for progression and experimentation.
Our wide-ranging programme reaches 49,000 people annually and engages those who are often excluded from arts activity. Our activity includes a season of professional plays for young audiences, national touring productions and an extensive creative learning programme, including five youth theatres. Half Moon is a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England and receives regular funding from the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.
The Girl and the Giraffe is one of several productions that form part of Half Moon Presents, the producing arm of Half Moon, supporting the promotion and development of theatre for young audiences at a national and international level.
ABOUT FLOODS OF INK
Floods of Ink champion young people’s right to experience theatre – creating work that speaks to the reality they live in and opens their eyes to the world outside it. Co-founders Amber-Rose and Laurence source ideas from young people themselves through collaborations, conversations and workshops, combining different disciplines, which include movement, writing and devising. Through practice based interaction and facilitation, Floods of Ink produce theatre that speaks to young audiences of today.
In 2014 they created Up in the Attic, an actor-musician show for 3-6 year olds which toured extensively across England following their earlier success with a teenage focused piece M for Medea (2013). Both toured as part of Half Moon Presents. The Girl and the Giraffe is the third production to join the portfolio. Floods of Ink aim to continue producing unique performances and workshops for children and young people, collaborating with new artists and broadening our reach to new and existing audiences.