The Moonwatcher

The Moonwatcher is currently being built and developed by Horse + Bamboo. It is being written and directed by Shamshad Khan and Bob Frith, with music by Arun Ghosh and animated film content by Kain Leo.

The Moonwatcher is a show that combines poet Shamshad’s insightful and thoughtful poetry with Horse + Bamboo’s trademark use of powerful narrative and imagery, using masks, puppetry, film and music.

The Moonwatcher tells the story of a young girl who came from Pakistan to join her husband in England. We are led through a surreal landscape to witness one family’s fate on our fast spinning planet. The Moonwatcher tells a story of global travel and the residues of settling.  The production is partly based on stories and research undertaken by Shamshad and Bob as part of the Different Moons project, in which they interviewed and recorded the stories of first generation immigrants to Rossendale from South Asia, specifically Pakistan and Bangladesh.

It will tour locally and nationally, and will be available for touring from February 2018.

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