Dramatic ‘punch up’ witnessed in Limehouse at Half Moon youth theatre

Biff! Kid gets it in the mush in the Half Moon bash

Biff! Kid gets it in the mush in the Half Moon bash - Credit: Half Moon Theatre

Outbursts of punching, slapping, hair-pulling and plenty of falls were witnessed at Half Moon theatre’s Lunar youth drama session in London’s East End.

Biff! Kid gets it in the mush in the Half Moon bash

Biff! Kid gets it in the mush in the Half Moon bash - Credit: Half Moon Theatre

Was the theatre worried by the mayhem in its youth session for school years 7 to 12?

“Not a bit!” the theatre’s Beccy Allen said. “It was all part of an exhilarating stage combat session.”

The session run by Christina Forrest at the Limehouse venue had been chosen by Lunar member Keira for her Jack Petchey Achievement award.

The workshop had everyone focused, full of energy and brimming with enthusiasm.

Biff! Kid gets it in the mush in the Half Moon bash

Biff! Kid gets it in the mush in the Half Moon bash - Credit: Half Moon Theatre


You may also want to watch:


“We had two amazing stage combat sessions with 30 of our Youth Theatre members,” Beccy added. “They really brought out the passion and commitment of the young people.

“Everyone learned the secrets of stage fighting—they were so committed and passionate.”

Most Read

The Petchey Foundation made it possible through the Achievement Award scheme.

The Half Moon in Whitehorse Road, just off the Commercial Road, runs six youth theatre groups for ages five to 18 who are interested in theatre and drama.

Fight sequences—as in all the good movies—are all part of the drama.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus