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Paper Moon is a delightful and memorable adventure show for under 5s specially created for Cumbernauld Theatre by the acclaimed Shaper/Caper featuring beautiful set and costume design by Janis Hart.

The moonlight is beautiful, shining across the bedroom floor as Poppy Diddle dozes off. But is all as calm as it seems? Suddenly, Poppy wakes up to discover that the MoonMoo (the cow that jumped over the moon) has got stuck on the Moon! Poppy’s mission is clear! And she really needs your help to rescue MoonMoo!

Will you be Poppy’s friend at Astronaut School and help her build paper rockets to get to space?  5-4-3-2-1-BLAST OFF!

Join Poppy and her dog Peppy on this wonderful adventure as she launches across the canvas sky, at the speed of light, towards the Paper Moon.

Throughout the show, there are lots of opportunities for children and adults alike to join in Poppy’s journey through movement and we actively welcome you to join us throughout so that you and your wee one have the best time ever together!

Paper Moon Trailer

Filmed at Cumbernauld Theatre in December 2018.

Already watched the show and want to make a paper rocket like Poppy’s? Watch this….

 

Performances

Paper Moon was most recently presented at Cumbernauld Theatre from 6th to 22nd December 2018 (29 performances).

 

Cast & Creative Team

Miranda Mac Letten
Dancer
’Poppy’

Miranda appeared in Thomas' Lost But Found film inspired by stories from Children In Need and his BBC Radio 2 films Shakespeare Shuffle and a collection of children's dance films. She also performs in the critically acclaimed production The Adventures of Isabel and The Drive, which premiered at Chris Evans’ CarFest in 2015. Miranda was a performer and Rehearsal Director for Thomas’ mass participation project for the opening of V&A Dundee.  Miranda graduated with a 1st class Hons degree from London Contemporary Dance School. She first worked with Punchdrunk as an apprentice on The Duchess Of Malfi, a co-production with the English National Opera, and has continued performing for Punchdrunk on a number of projects including a years run in The Drowned Man. Other dance credits include: Scorned, SHhh! (C-12 Dance Theatre) and working with The People Pile and Bicycle Ballet. She is also the founder of her own company, kerfuffle Dance, whose professional works include The Endeavor To Be Super. She also dances for Protein Dance.

Miranda appeared in Thomas' Lost But Found film inspired by stories from Children In Need and his BBC Radio 2 films Shakespeare Shuffle and a collection of children's dance films. She also performs in the critically acclaimed production The Adventures of Isabel and The Drive, which premiered at Chris Evans’ CarFest in 2015. Miranda was a performer and Rehearsal Director for Thomas’ mass participation project for the opening of V&A Dundee.

Miranda graduated with a 1st class Hons degree from London Contemporary Dance School. She first worked with Punchdrunk as an apprentice on The Duchess Of Malfi, a co-production with the English National Opera, and has continued performing for Punchdrunk on a number of projects including a years run in The Drowned Man. Other dance credits include: Scorned, SHhh! (C-12 Dance Theatre) and working with The People Pile and Bicycle Ballet. She is also the founder of her own company, kerfuffle Dance, whose professional works include The Endeavor To Be Super. She also dances for Protein Dance.

Thomas Small
Concept, Choreography & Direction

Thomas graduated from London Contemporary Dance School with a BA (Hons) degree. He has won many awards and commissions for his work including the prestigious Bonnie Bird New Choreography Award and the Robin Howard Foundation Commission.  In 2015, he was appointed as the first ever BBC Radio 2 Artist in Residence in association with The Space. He has also been short-listed for the Peter Darrell award in 2003 and The Place Prize in both 2006 & 2008. Thomas was Choreographer in Residence at The Space, Dundee throughout 2008 and Artist in Residence at The Byre Theatre, St Andrews. In 2013, he was awarded the Creative Scotland fellowship on the Clore Leadership Programme. During his fellowship he undertook a secondment at The Roundhouse, London and V&A Dundee and was mentored by Farooq Chaudhry, Producer at Akram Khan Company and English National Ballet. In 2017, Thomas was mentored by Kerry Nicholls and Christopher Hampson where he worked with Scottish Ballet dancers as part of Scottish Ballet Creates.  He took part in the Royal Opera House’s DanceLines 2009 project where he was mentored by The Royal Ballet’s Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor and he presented the work he created during DanceLines at The Royal Opera House FIRSTS Programme in November 2010. He was invited to present his work ‘Falling Man’ at the Cunningham Studios in New York City in 2011 and Berlin in 2012. His work received five star reviews in the 2011 Edinburgh Festival Fringe and was featured on the BBC Culture Show. He was a Creative Partner with National Theatre of Scotland for their 2012 Exchange Festival. His work, ‘Within This Dust’ was selected for the 2012 Made In Scotland Showcase and went on to enjoy a sell out run at the 2012 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The work tours to New York City, Brazil and Bangladesh in 2013. In 2014, he was commissioned to choreograph La Banda’s Struileag: Children of the Smoke for Festival 2014, directed by Dan Ayling and featuring music by Artistic Director, Jim Sutherland.  Thomas is a Trustee at The Barn (Woodend Arts Limited) and was Chair of the Advisory Board for Performing Arts at Scottish School of Contemporary Dance at Dundee & Angus College. He was a Trustee for Federation of Scottish Theatre (FST) 2013 to 2016. He was the founder and Artistic Director of the acclaimed Smallpetitklein from 2000 to 2015. He established and Chairs the first Scottish chapter of the What Next? movement in Dundee. He has also Chaired the Dance Forum for Federation of Scottish Theatre. Thomas is a trained mentor on FST's Step Up programme.

Thomas graduated from London Contemporary Dance School with a BA (Hons) degree. He has won many awards and commissions for his work including the prestigious Bonnie Bird New Choreography Award and the Robin Howard Foundation Commission.

In 2015, he was appointed as the first ever BBC Radio 2 Artist in Residence in association with The Space. He has also been short-listed for the Peter Darrell award in 2003 and The Place Prize in both 2006 & 2008. Thomas was Choreographer in Residence at The Space, Dundee throughout 2008 and Artist in Residence at The Byre Theatre, St Andrews. In 2013, he was awarded the Creative Scotland fellowship on the Clore Leadership Programme. During his fellowship he undertook a secondment at The Roundhouse, London and V&A Dundee and was mentored by Farooq Chaudhry, Producer at Akram Khan Company and English National Ballet. In 2017, Thomas was mentored by Kerry Nicholls and Christopher Hampson where he worked with Scottish Ballet dancers as part of Scottish Ballet Creates.

He took part in the Royal Opera House’s DanceLines 2009 project where he was mentored by The Royal Ballet’s Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor and he presented the work he created during DanceLines at The Royal Opera House FIRSTS Programme in November 2010. He was invited to present his work ‘Falling Man’ at the Cunningham Studios in New York City in 2011 and Berlin in 2012. His work received five star reviews in the 2011 Edinburgh Festival Fringe and was featured on the BBC Culture Show. He was a Creative Partner with National Theatre of Scotland for their 2012 Exchange Festival. His work, ‘Within This Dust’ was selected for the 2012 Made In Scotland Showcase and went on to enjoy a sell out run at the 2012 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The work tours to New York City, Brazil and Bangladesh in 2013. In 2014, he was commissioned to choreograph La Banda’s Struileag: Children of the Smoke for Festival 2014, directed by Dan Ayling and featuring music by Artistic Director, Jim Sutherland.

Thomas is a Trustee at The Barn (Woodend Arts Limited) and was Chair of the Advisory Board for Performing Arts at Scottish School of Contemporary Dance at Dundee & Angus College. He was a Trustee for Federation of Scottish Theatre (FST) 2013 to 2016. He was the founder and Artistic Director of the acclaimed Smallpetitklein from 2000 to 2015. He established and Chairs the first Scottish chapter of the What Next? movement in Dundee. He has also Chaired the Dance Forum for Federation of Scottish Theatre. Thomas is a trained mentor on FST's Step Up programme.

Robert Anderson
Dancer
’Papa’/’Peppy’

Born and raised in Newcastle Upon-Tyne, Robert began B-boying at the age of 15, quickly joining the world renowned Bad Taste Cru, with whom he battled, taught and performed with internationally, and continues to do so.  In 2015, Robert graduated from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance with a first class honours degree and the Carolyn Woolridge award for outstanding performance. He then went on to tour with the post-graduate company Verve 16, under the artistic direction of Gianluca Vincentini, performing across the UK and Europe.  Over his performing career, Robert has worked with choreographers such as; Anton Lachky, Richard Chappell, Renaud Wiser, Robby Graham, Josh Hawkins, Efrosini Protopapa and Anthony Lo-Guidice.  At the beginning of 2017, Robert began creating his own work after being awarded a commission from Dance city. “Them..” a duet choreographed in collaboration with Clementine Telesfort, premiered at Dance City as part of Dance Edits in October of the same year.  Rob performed in Shaper/Caper’s mass participation show for the opening of V&A Dundee.

Born and raised in Newcastle Upon-Tyne, Robert began B-boying at the age of 15, quickly joining the world renowned Bad Taste Cru, with whom he battled, taught and performed with internationally, and continues to do so.

In 2015, Robert graduated from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance with a first class honours degree and the Carolyn Woolridge award for outstanding performance. He then went on to tour with the post-graduate company Verve 16, under the artistic direction of Gianluca Vincentini, performing across the UK and Europe.

Over his performing career, Robert has worked with choreographers such as; Anton Lachky, Richard Chappell, Renaud Wiser, Robby Graham, Josh Hawkins, Efrosini Protopapa and Anthony Lo-Guidice.

At the beginning of 2017, Robert began creating his own work after being awarded a commission from Dance city. “Them..” a duet choreographed in collaboration with Clementine Telesfort, premiered at Dance City as part of Dance Edits in October of the same year.

Rob performed in Shaper/Caper’s mass participation show for the opening of V&A Dundee.

Janis Hart
Set & Costume Designer

Janis has designed many and varied theatre, dance and opera productions and worked as an art director for film. Theatre credits include residencies/ associations at Plymouth Theatre Royal, Theatr Powys, Worcester Swan Theatre, London Bubble Theatre co, South Hill Park Art Centre, Derby Playhouse and Company Chordelia in Glasgow. Freelance work has included companies and spaces all over Britain.  She enjoys interesting collaborations and spaces - which have included an abandoned hospital in Birmingham, the banks of the Water of Leith in Edinburgh, Methil Docks, the Gorbals Rose Garden and many of London’s urban and green spaces.  Recent credits include 'Lady Macbeth: Unsex me here' for Company Chordelia / Solar Bear, winner of last year's Best Live Performance - Sunday Herald Scottish Culture Awards.

Janis has designed many and varied theatre, dance and opera productions and worked as an art director for film. Theatre credits include residencies/ associations at Plymouth Theatre Royal, Theatr Powys, Worcester Swan Theatre, London Bubble Theatre co, South Hill Park Art Centre, Derby Playhouse and Company Chordelia in Glasgow. Freelance work has included companies and spaces all over Britain.

She enjoys interesting collaborations and spaces - which have included an abandoned hospital in Birmingham, the banks of the Water of Leith in Edinburgh, Methil Docks, the Gorbals Rose Garden and many of London’s urban and green spaces.

Recent credits include 'Lady Macbeth: Unsex me here' for Company Chordelia / Solar Bear, winner of last year's Best Live Performance - Sunday Herald Scottish Culture Awards.

Concept, Choreography and Direction:
Thomas Small

Set and Costume Design:
Janis Hart

Devised by:
Robert Anderson, Miranda Mac Letten and Thomas Small

Dancers:
Robert Anderson & Miranda Mac Letten

Rehearsal Director:
Miranda Mac Letten

Stage Manager:
Kirstie Connel

Dramaturgical support by:
Sheila Allan

With thanks to Ed Robson, Amy Angus, Jean Cairns, Kirstie Connel, Craig Crawford and all at Cumbernauld Theatre. Special thanks to Jane Whyte and Nursery Rhymes in Dundee.


Promoters Information

We have various resources available including a Promoters Booklet with detailed information about the production and a Marketing Pack to support venues to sell the production.  We can also provide you with images, a press release and print.  

 

If you would like a Promoters Booklet or for more information about the show, please contact: 

Yolanda Aguilar

Director of Operations

E: yolanda@shapercaper.com