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 and Twelfth Night (or What You Will).

Their current production is As You Like It, which they will be touring this summer in July 2018:

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

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

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

Saturday 14th July – St George’s Park, Bristol (Bristol Shakespeare Festival), Bristol, Somerset

Tuesday 24th & Wednesday 25th July – Poltimore House, Exeter, Devon

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