Theatre (new writing, drama)

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  • ZOO Playground - Playground 1
  • 11:30
  • Aug 26
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Want the Moon Theatre
  • Warnings and additional info: Strong Language/Swearing
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Nat and James work together, struggling against a possibly imagined attraction, without space to explore their chemistry. Dissecting the pressures of modern-day romance, Shadows sees Nat delve into fantasy in order to endure repeated rejection, never sure if James is flirting with her or if their coexistence is edging closer to friendship. As her expectations move further and further away from reality, Nat must try to break away from a life where she feels desperately stuck. When attraction isn't as simple as love at first sight, how do our brains compensate for our innate desire to be loved?

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Through main door and down a short corridor.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Toby Johnston 110 days ago

A brilliant fusion of comedy and theatrical quality, exploring the anxieties of intimacy and romanticism that perpetuate modern society: real, relatable and high recommendable.

Simon Harris 112 days ago

This is an intriguing exploration of how we perceive our relationships as depicted through Nat and James who meet at work and each see their relationship progressing differently. Tightly written with subtlety and humour by Dan Sareen and excellently directed by Jess Williams the performances by Maddy Hart and Harry Boaz grab your attention and hold it until the end. Well worth a trip to Zoo Playground.

Sharon Williams 117 days ago

I really loved the rapport between Madeline Hatt (Nat) and Harry Boaz (James). Their performance was really natural, and the pace was slick. I've never seen projection mapping before, it was exciting to see. Very enjoyable, I was sorry when it was over. Highly recommend it!

Joe B 122 days ago

Charming, funny and often moving with convincing, naturalistic performances. A lovely portrayal of a relatable relationship, was fully invested in the story. Would recommend.

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The Wee Review (3/5 stars) 99 days ago

Nat has a new job at a local pub; her colleague Neil has worked there for a while. The pub is quiet and, as the two skive off in the storeroom, a spark of attraction begins to flare. But then things get confusing: we see the same conversation again, only...

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The List (3/5 stars) 106 days ago

Workmanlike take on love and illusion...

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Broadway Baby (4/5 stars) 116 days ago

This thought provoking production by Want the Moon Theatre is a compelling exploration of connectedness – to ourselves, to those around us, and to reality. Nat and James meet at work, and whilst he pursues his career ambitions, she is lost in a plurality of worlds – a dream state...

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