Half Moon presents One Way Ticket A Rosemary Harris poetry theatre production in association with Apples and Snakes
A powerful, poetic true story of stolen childhood from three acclaimed performance poets.
_Line up, line up for your one way ticket,_
_One way ticket to a story that’s hard to believe_
_Of children like you, sent sailing into the blue._
_Line up for your one way ticket, time now to leave…_
Have you ever felt like you wanted to run away, far away where no one can find you? Be careful what you wish for…
Drawing on real-life stories, One Way Ticket is a gripping show which is both funny and moving. Follow Jeannie, Ronnie and other children of the 1950s as they are sent by ship from children’s homes in the UK to tough new lives on the other side of the world.
One Way Ticket offers a dramatic insight into the British child migrants scandal in the years following World War II, and the children’s continued search to be re-united with families today. A beautifully written account of belonging, institutionalised brutality and migration, the show is a thought-provoking and original new work that resonates with contemporary young audiences.
One Way Ticket is written and performed by Rosemary Harris with Justin Coe and Sophie Rose. Suitable for age 8 and over.
Half Moon is a local organisation with a national remit, committed to supporting artists and young people at every stage of their creative development. Its wide-ranging programme reaches 23,000 people annually and engages those who are often excluded from arts activity.
Half Moon’s activity includes a season of professional plays for young audiences, national touring productions and an extensive creative learning programme, including five youth theatres.