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.

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 Staging Shakespeare, which included training at Shakespeare’s Globe.

Their previous productions 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 (with Brite Theater), 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.

Their next show is All the World’s a Stage: A Night of Shakespeare’s Words and Music, taking place at the Cygnet Theatre in association with the Exeter Literary Festival 2018 on Friday 16th November 2018.

Their previous production was As You Like It, which they toured in Summer 2018:

Thursday 21st June – University of Exeter North Piazza (Staff Festival), Exeter, Devon – 7pm

Saturday 30th June – Coleshill Organics (National Trust Coleshill Big Picnic & Food Festival), Coleshill, Wiltshire – 6:30pm

Sunday 8th July – The RSC Dell Open-Air Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire – 12pm and 3pm

Saturday 14th July – St George’s Park, Bristol (Bristol Shakespeare Festival), Bristol, Somerset – 12:30pm and 3:30pm

Tuesday 24th & Wednesday 25th July – Poltimore House, Exeter, Devon – 7:30pm

Friday 27th July – Reforge Retreat Campsite/Glampsite, Black Torrington, Beaworthy, Devon – 7:30pm

Sunday 29th July – Queen’s Drive Space, Exmouth, Devon – 7pm