Zest Theatre and Half Moon present

What Once Was Ours



An immersive new show about identity and belonging.

Katie and Callum couldn’t be any more distant and disconnected: different heritage, different cities, different opportunities. Except there is one thing they’ll always have in common: Dad. What happens when Callum suddenly turns up in desperate need of help?

Created against the background of Brexit, What Once Was Ours has been developed through direct contact with young people across the country and uses their words and opinions to explore how politics and national values impact on the complex lives of one family.

Beautiful imagery, striking original music and immersive design combine to create this powerful new production for young people, which asks why we’ve become so fearful of anyone who is different from us.

What Once Was Ours is a Zest Theatre and Half Moon co-production: an exciting collaboration by two of the UK’s leading companies creating work for young people.

Contains occasional strong language and emotional themes. Please note this performance features strobe-like lighting.

Supported by public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Schools: Pupil tickets are £9 each with one free teacher ticket for every 10 pupils. For more information or to book a place please call Box Office on 0161 912 5616.

Please note this is a standing performance which takes place in The Robert Bolt Theatre.


60 mins, no interval


12 - 18 and adults


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  1. Nov. 6, 2017, 7 p.m. → Book Now