Moon Play

Moon Play

What does the moon mean to us? Mysterious, large, precious, round pearl in the night sky.

It’s harvest time and we are reminded of Chang O, the Lady on the Moon, and Ho Yi, her husband, the Great Archer, who shot down the 9 suns. It’s also time for Moon Cakes and secret messages!

Moon Play has been devised by members of London’s Chinese community with the support of theatre professionals Wing Hong Li, Kwong Loke, Kumiko Mendl & Veronica Needa, to celebrate the Mid Autumn Moon Festival. The show will be performed in English and Chinese.

The Chinese Mid Autumn Moon Festival takes place on the 15th day of the 8th month of the Chinese calendar, which usually occurs during the second half of September. The festival celebrates Chang O’s flight to the moon and her husband, Ho Yi, who shot down the 9 suns to save the earth from scorching; it is also the end of the harvest period.

The Festival is an important date in the traditional Chinese calendar; it is a time when families get together and eat Moon Cakes and sing Moon Poems. Moon Play is the perfect chance to find out more about this intriguing festival, its traditions and legends from member of the Chinese community in London.

Region: All
Start Date: 07/10/2006
End Date:
Start Time: 19:00
Venue: artsdepot
Venue Address: 5 Nether Street, Tally Ho Corner, North Finchley, London
Press Tickets: Not Specified
Sponsorship: Not Specified
Press Tickets:
Name: Nancy Robinson