"Warwickshire Libraries commissioned Moon Fool, following a robust and competitive commissioning process, to produce Storm for schools in Warwickshire during the first national Shakespeare week organised by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in March 2014. This was based on Shakespeare's The Tempest and saw three actors bringing the excitement and the sadness of the play to Year 5 and 6 pupils in three libraries (7 schools and over 200 pupils). Themes of reading, island life, loss and environmental change were all explored in the 1-hour performance. Actors from Moon Fool also provided preparatory work and conducted a workshop with pupils in each of the schools on the morning of the performance. We were delighted to work with Moon Fool and thoroughly enjoyed the performance they created. The pupils were all enthralled, and the whole process gave a measured introduction to Shakespeare's world and work alongside the excitement of the drama and music. We would love to work with this exciting company again and fully recommend the quality and exuberance of their performance". Stella Thebridge, Principal Librarian: schools and reading, Warwickshire public libraries.
"The perfect break from the stress of exams. It really helped me to relax".
"I did things that I had never known of or done before... It was just amazing".
"I had such a fun afternoon - Anna [Anna-Helena Mclean] and Chris [Chris-Gerard Heyward] were in fact deeply cool and succeeded in allowing us to look past the social boundaries we usually face when doing this sort of thing and just enjoy ourselves... something I would recommend to anyone, anywhere".
Tract and touch
Moon Fool has been working in collaboration with Tract and Touch on a project called 'Resonant Tails' since 2019, bringing voice work to children with brain injury and profound and multiple learning difficulties in schools across the UK. For more information about the project please visit the link. Anna-Helena Mclean has also devised and tours as a performer in The Wig Show bringing queer voicing to kids aged 3-11 years old in schools throughout UK and Sweden.