A magical tale of big ideas and sky-high courage.

From the book by David Almond 
Adapted by Daniel Jamieson
Theatre Alibi

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Some pretty odd ideas are floating around Paul’s street. There’s Mabel, whose brother hides under a brown paper bag. And Clarence the poodle who thinks he can fly. But Paul has the oddest idea of all. He thinks that the moon is a big hole in the sky and he’s going to climb into it... Anything’s possible in this warm and funny story by David Almond, award-winning writer of Skellig and My Dad’s A Birdman.

The Boy Who Climbed Into The Moon is a wonderfully warm, imaginative and moving story about a shy and under-confident boy called Paul, who, with the help of his friends and neighbours, finds the courage to climb into the moon.

Theatre Alibi Reviews and Quotes

“The idea that children’s theatre matters is not entirely new. For years companies like Theatre Alibi have flown a small flag high” The Daily Telegraph

“Theatre Alibi have a reputation as terrific storytellers” The Guardian

“Theatre Alibi is one of Britain’s most inventive companies” The Guardian

“Theatre Alibi has been responsible for some of the most innovative work in British theatre in recent years” Michael Morpurgo

Praise for The Boy Who Climbed Into The Moon

“Such a wonderful, intelligent, beautiful, moving production! One of the highlights of my year.”
Author, David Almond

“Thank you, Theatre Alibi, for making my son’s first experience of live theatre so memorable. You are all magnificent.” Parent at the Exeter Phoenix

“One of the very best kids shows we have seen here - and we have seen a lot over the years. Great company” Parent at The Lyric, Hammersmith

“We absolutely loved it - completely delightful, engaging, clever and witty.” Parent at The Egg, Bath

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Northern Stage is fully accessible. The theatre has three lifts providing access to all parts of the building, including the accessible toilets, baby changing facilities, stages 2 & 3 and the backstage area. Buggy parking is available within Stage 3. To discuss any access needs, please call our Box Office on 0191 230 5151. 

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The Boy Who Climbed Into The Moon