The Rising of the Moon was a promenade site-specific play that told the story of the Bradford Chartist Rising of 1842. It took places across four locations and featured digital technology, live action and a medium sized riot.
"...as radical in form as it is in content... the writing is incisive and bitingly revolutionary...this, indeed, is one of the key concepts of the play: it is not a ‘dead’ history, it is alive and kicking and screaming out for justice."
The Reviews Hub 5*
The Rising of the Moon was the culmination of a year long series of community theatre projects, exploring the lasting relevance of the Chartist movement to socially excluded and minority communities. We worked all across Bradford to right a new "People's Charter"
The Rising of the Moon was commissioned by Bradford Festival, and supported by the National Lottery and Arts Council England.