Half Moon is a local organisation with a national remit. Working from our base in Limehouse, East London, we give young people from birth to 18 (25 for disabled young people) an opportunity to experience the best in young people’s theatre, both as a participant and as an audience member.
Our activity includes a season of professional plays for young and family audiences, including teenagers, national touring productions and an extensive creative learning programme, including eight youth theatres.
Half Moon’s expertise is in supporting artists and young people at every stage of their creative development, providing a gateway to engagement, offering pathways for progression and experimentation and then disseminating outcomes within the wider cultural sector, through performances, touring productions, open dialogue and continuing professional development.
Half Moon is a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England and receives regular funding from the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, as well as many other supporters.
Shy twelve-year-old Alfie decides to go in search of his missing older brother, Jacob, who has disappeared moments before an all-important boxing match.
Can Alfie safely return his brother to the ring in time? Or will he have to take his big brother’s place?
What will happen to the Shields’ family if they fail to win the fight?
Inspired by award-winning children’s author Oliver Sykes’ experiences growing up without a mum and being coached as an amateur boxer by his dad, Alfie’s First Fight features boxing action, surprising plot twists, compelling characters and an inspiring boy-hero.
On the surface, it’s a simple adventure story. But it’s also about love, loss, family and learning how to fight for what you want.
Alfie’s First Fight is an Oliver Sykes production.