Maggot Moon

📝 Jemma Kennedy.
📍Unicorn Theatre, London Bridge.
🗓September 2019.
Director: Jesse Jones
Set & Costume Designer: Lucy Sierra
Lighting Designer: Sam Waddington
Video Designer: Akhila Krishnan

“In a sinister 1950s Britain, dark government forces are at work and spies and surveillance are everywhere. Standish tells us his story as he begins to unravel the dark secrets of the violent and oppressive Motherland and form a plan to try save his best friend and uncover the truth, no matter what.

I keep wondering what if.
What if the football hadn’t gone over the wall?
What if Hector had never gone looking for it?
What if he hadn’t kept the dark discovery to himself?
Then I suppose I would be telling another story. The ‘what ifs’ are as boundless as the stars.”

“Jesse Jones’ nimble, beautifully performed production makes terrific use of sound (by Benjamin Grant) and hand drawn projections (Akhila Krishnan) not just for theatrical effect but to constantly remind us of the power of the imagination. It also reminds that there are different ways of seeing and experiencing the world and different kinds of cleverness.”
Lyn Gardner, Stagedoor