Hello family, pals, loved ones, and strangers!
Last February a group of friends came together to make a play. We devised and wrote the show ourselves. We came to love this show far more than we could ever have expected. We called it Half Light.
Half Light follows Robin, a ten year old boy as he journeys through a magical woodland in search of his father who has gone missing. The tale is told through a mixture of storytelling, physical comedy and live music composed and performed by the cast.
Our team includes performers Fionn Foley, Martha Grant, Richard Durning, Kerill Kelly and Juliette Crosbie, director Mollie Molumby, designers Ursula McGinn and Ellen Gorman, producers Michael Stone and Jimmy Kavangh, stage managers Tilly Taylor and Catriona Moloney and production manager Dara O'Cairbre. The show was first devised by the cast and team earlier in 2016 with the support of Trinity Drama Department. A work in progress was staged in the Samuel Beckett Theatre in February. Half Light has been accepted into a prestigious theatre festival in Dublin and we're so very excited to redevelop it and breathe life back into this show that we love so dearly. However, this is a very expensive venture and we could really use your help!
This show will be a huge undertaking. The cost of design, publicity materials and production expenses total to quite a sum - over €3500. We are hoping to do well at the box office and make a dent in this amount but we do expect a shortfall and so are appealing to you. We would be eternally grateful of any help you can offer. If successful, the €2000 would go towards our show's design (approx. €1000), rehearsal expenses (approx. €450) and publicity material (approx. €550). With good box office sales and your support, the project will be able to proceed and flourish!
We are be bringing this show to the stage this September. The festival scene will be bursting with activity and we hope we can make our mark. We're so proud of Half Light and everyone involved, and have faith that it will stand out at the festival and truly affect audience members!
Thanks so much for taking the time to read about our project. We really appreciate your support.
Much love from
The Half Light Team xx