Sun & Moon Theatre

About the company

Based in the South West, Sun & Moon Theatre formed in 2013, originally under the name, Midsummer Madness Theatre Co. The company are invested in delighting their audience with joyous and thought-provoking theatre, specialising in Shakespeare, intensive solo work, ensemble practice and working with First Folio scripts and Globe techniques.

Their previous productions, both indoor and open-air, include Swindlers, Follies and Schemers, Let’s Misbehave: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off: Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Sun and the Moon, The TempestThe Two Gentlemen of Verona, Shakespeare by the Quay, Twelfth Night (or What You Will), and As You Like It.

Artistic Directors, Melissa Barrett and David Johnson trained with the Year Out Drama Company in Stratford-upon-Avon, and they are University of Exeter alumni. David studied Drama, while Melissa read English and gained a Master of Fine Art degree in Theatre Practice: Staging Shakespeare, which included residencies at Shakespeare’s Globe.