Magical children's show heads to Hartlepool

Published Wednesday, 2nd October 2019

One of the UK's leading male contemporary dance companies is bringing its spectacular theatre show What The Moon Saw to Hartlepool later this month.

The family-friendly show, which is suitable for ages 3+, combines interactive dance and circus and is inspired by the prolific author and writer Hans Christian Andersen.

Produced by 2Faced Dance Company under the artistic direction of Tamsin Fitzgerald, it will be performed at Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th October at 10.30am.

Children are being encouraged to join in the fun by attending the show dressed in their pyjamas.

What The Moon Saw

What The Moon Saw tells the story of young artist Jack’s first night in a new house. Scared of the different sounds and feeling alone, he decides to sketch to comfort himself but his pictures only appear in black and white. Frantic, Jack opens his bedroom window to find The Moon, a familiar and friendly face, gazing back at him.

The Moon, shining bright, teaches Jack how to be brave by taking him on an amazing adventure across the world, showing him all that he sees and teaching him all that he knows.

Jack’s world comes to life in this short interactive tale of dance, circus and music, bringing a trove of secrets and surprises that will delight, excite and charm the whole family.

What The Moon Saw has enjoyed wonderful success across the world and has been enjoyed by children and adults alike.

Tamsin Fitzgerald, Artistic Director of 2Faced Dance, said: “The audience can expect acrobatic skills performed by our incredibly versatile performers. We want to reach out to more young people than ever before and this is the perfect story to engage people of all ages. For this joyous theatrical experience, we ask children to come dressed in their pyjamas and we will encourage them to join in - fidgeting, cheering and clapping. It will all be allowed during What the Moon Saw!”

Tickets cost £7 or £25 for a family ticket (up to 4 people) or £30 (up to 5 people) and are available from or Hartlepool Box Office located at Hartlepool Art Gallery in Church Square. Telephone bookings can be made by calling 01429 890000. Box Office opening hours are (Tuesday - Friday, 10am – 4.30pm, Saturday 10am – 4pm).