UNDERNEATH A MAGICAL MOON
Produced by Tutti Frutti Productions
From Leeds, England
About the Company
A reimagining of Peter Pan as told by Wendy Darling… Wendy gazes out at the night sky dreaming of blue lagoons, magical moons and most of all, stories. And tonight, there’s magic in the air...
Fly with Wendy and her brothers as they create the world of Neverland, where time stands still and the impossible seems possible. Even everyday objects become extraordinary under the magical moon. A sparkling new production written by international award winning writer Mike Kenny, scored with exquisite live music and songs, enthralling movement and a sprinkle of fairy dust.
"Underneath A Magical Moon really was a delight, the boys loved it, and I’m sure many of the children who see it will be inspired to go home, pull out old sheets and buckets and create their own pirate ships, Wendy houses and anything else their imagination can conjure up’ – thebrickcastle.com
Best for: Grades K-5th
Audience Size: Small, Medium, & Large Venues
Please contact us to watch a full length archival recording.
Fine Arts: Performance, Sound Design, Music and Composition
Language Arts: Storytelling, Character, Adaptations, Creative Writing
Science: the Moon, the Natural Environment
Emotional/Social Development: Relationships, Growing Up, Family Siblings/Parents, Identity, Imagination, Imaginative Play, Emotional Literacy, Risk Taking, Self Esteem, Aspirations, Gender roles, Friendships
Outreach & Workshops
With advance notice, tutti frutti is able to offer drama based workshops in your venue for students or children. Please contact us if this is something you'd like to explore.
“Relaxed” or “Sensory Friendly” Performances
This performance is also available as a “sensory friendly” or “relaxed” performance if arranged with the company in advance and with specific direction as to what adjustments are necessary for your venue.
Minimum Tech Requirements
Load In Time: 4 hours (if lighting pre rig is done)
Crew Needs: 1 lighting technician for load-in and load-out. 1 sound technician in venues where capacity is more than 200.
Min. Stage Size: 20’ width x 20’ depth x 12’ height, no wing space required.
Sound Needs: 3 wireless mics in venues where capacity is more than 200
Load Out Time: 1 hour
Director - Wendy Harris
Writer - Mike Kenny
Designer - Kate Bunce
Composer - Ivan Stott
Movement Director - Holly Irving
Lighting Designer - Mike Redley
The touring team will comprise 3 actor/musicians and a stage manager.
I’m still glowing from the magical spell cast by Mike Kenny’s reimagining of Peter Pan presented by Tutti Frutti – Pocklington Post
Wendy Harris’s production proves that you don’t need wires or expensive technology to make Peter Pan take flight – The Guardian
“Underneath A Magical Moon really was a delight, the boys loved it, and I’m sure many of the children who see it will be inspired to go home, pull out old sheets and buckets and create their own pirate ships, Wendy houses and anything else their imagination can conjure up.” thebrickcastle.com
“Once again, tutti frutti prove that there is no limit to magic and imagination. A great family show for children 3+.” franklymydear.co.uk
“The amazing cast of three multi-talented performers kept ALL the children (and grown-ups!) in the audience completely mesmerised for pretty much the full 60-minute show.” Treacle Mums
“…a sparkly kaleidoscope of expertly-choreographed movement, joyous action routines and absolutely corking songs. What’s all the more impressive is that this is achieved with a cast of just three, each one of whom…..– gives it their all and deserves a tip of the (green felt) hat.” Northern Soul 5 Stars
“Every aspect of Underneath a Magical Moon has been lovingly crafted with the utmost care, and I have no doubt that the show will delight children and adults in equal measure.”_ British Theatre Guide
“The musical ability between the three of them was stunning, playing different instruments, like a saxophone, banjo and clarinet; this blew me out of the water and made an amazing show even better.” Fairy Powered Productions
Past tours: Underneath a Magical Moon (2019), Ugly Duckling (2023), and The Boy Who Cried Wolf (upcoming spring 2024)
Tutti Frutti Productions has been creating imaginative, visual and meaningful story-based theatre for children for over 30 years. We specialize in bringing fantastic, distinctive and carefully crafted shows to children aged 3+ and their families and teachers across the UK and the world. We commission award-winning writers like Mike Kenny, Evan Placey and Emma Reeves to write new plays for children and adaptations of traditional stories. Over the years we have delivered high quality touring productions and built an excellent reputation for inventive, creative and highly physical productions for children aged 3+ and their families.
In 2013 we began making in-roads into international touring. We have toured several times to Hong Kong, Singapore and Ireland, performed Rapunzel at the Assitej World Congress in 2014 in Warsaw and Wild! at the IPAY Showcase in Madison, US in 2017. We were also juror selected to perform at the Assitej World Congress in Cape Town in 2017. In 2019 we completed our first USA tour with Underneath a Magical Moon by Mike Kenny and were delighted to undertake our second USA tour in 2023, with The Ugly Duckling by Emma Reeves. The feedback was incredibly positive and joyous about our work. In 2023 over 25,000 children and families came to see Ugly Duckling and reems of audience members reached out online to let us know that they enjoyed the show.
‘I saw your show in Kerrville, Texas with my second grade class and I have never seen them laugh so hard, sit so still, and empathize so completely. An absolutely stunning play. My only complaint is that you weren’t around long enough for me to bring my own kids and family!! I couldn’t stop raving about it. Still can’t. Beautifully done. Absolutely remarkable. Best field trip of the year! Thank you!!!’- audience feedback, 2023
For more information, please visit the company’s website.
Gallery of Past Productions
Photo by Brian Slater