Wild Lunch Funsize

by Jennifer Farmer, Chloë Moss, Dennis Kelly, Mark Ravenhill, Gary Owen, Abi Morgan

Half Moon and Paines Plough worked together over a number of weeks to develop six extraordinary new plays for children under eight with experienced writers who had not previously written for young audiences. Script-in-hand performances of the resulting plays were held over lunchtimes at the Menier Chocolate Factory.

The project aimed to create a fresh body of work for children that connected directly with their imaginations and experience. Wild Lunch Funsize created a legacy of work for children that is now ripe for development and production. Many plays that have originated through similar Half Moon/Paines Plough projects have been produced by other companies and venues. Another aim of the project was to raise the profile of work for children in the adult world, with the selected writers attracting audiences who don’t normally attend work for children.

The plays:

Do You See What I See? by Jennifer Farmer
Clarence Carbuncle and the Kingdom of Sherbetter by Chloe Moss
Our Teacher’s A Troll by Dennis Kelly
The Hole Story by Mark Ravenhill with Alfie Buck
Hartleby, Oooglemore and Jeramee by Gary Owen
Monster Mum by Abi Morgan


Creative Team


Jennifer Farmer


Chloë Moss


Dennis Kelly


Mark Ravenhill


Gary Owen


Abi Morgan