The Buried Moon is presented by The Petersfield Shakespeare Festival at the unique venue – The Rose Playhouse – Bankside’s first theatre.


Miranda and Caliban reimagined

A world premiere written by Laura Turner

Directed by Jake Smith

3 – 13 May 2017

Tuesday to Saturday at 7.30pm (Sunday Matinees at 3.00 pm Only)

The Rose Playhouse, Bankside’s first theatre, 1587.

The Rose is an indoor archaeological site, it is advisable to dress with an extra layer as there is no heating. There are also no toilets so please use Shakespeare’s Globe just a few hundred meters away.

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Buried Moon“A young woman struggling to relate to her father after her mother’s death, goes out to the marshes one night to take her own life. She is saved by a monstrous looking young man – Caliban – and a friendship and romance is born between them. Inspired by the theory that the character of Caliban in The Tempest was informed by folklore legends of the wetland creatures that haunt the Lincolnshire fenlands, The Buried Moon is an exploration, reimagining and re-appropriation of the Miranda/Caliban dynamic from Miranda’s perspective set in the Lincolnshire fen communities of today.”

CAL: Michael Kinsey

Michael has just finished training with the National Youth Theatre REP Company. Michael is also a winner of the Lilian Baylis Award for outstanding talent. Credits include: ROMEO AND JULIET, PIGEON ENGLISH, DNA; (Ambassadors Theatre, West End), THE MAN WHO HAD ALL THE LUCK (Kings Head Theatre), GIRLFAG (Theatre Royal Stratford East) Film and TV include: PARCEL FOR A POET and WATERLOO ROAD

the buried moonMIRANDA: Georgina Hellier

Georgina Trained at RADA & Guildford School of Acting.

Credits Include: LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST (The Oxford Shakespeare Company), SOMETHING TO TELL YOU (Arcola Theatre), THAT’S THE SPIRIT!, (Theatre 503),TWELFTH NIGHT (OUDS/Thelma Holt International Tour), ARCADIA (The Oxford Playhouse) Film Includes: FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS & THE RIOT CLUB

Laura Turner – Writer – The Buried Moon

Laura’s background as a writer is in both adaptation and original writing for the stage, screen and radio. Over the last few years of working more widely in original writing for the stage, she has become focussed on stories that explore ideas about family, growing up and female friendship in regional settings, influenced by living in rural Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire. She is currently an Associate Playwright at Chapterhouse Theatre Company and her writing has been supported by the Kevin Spacey Foundation. Laura has created short and full-length plays for companies including Bolton Octagon, Middle Child and Silent Uproar and most recently completing a seed commission for Hull Truck Theatre which explored a young woman’s experience of endometriosis and infertility. Laura’s adaptation of ‘Jane Eyre’ toured the UK with Hull Truck and her adaptations are published by Josef Weinberger. Laura has also completed the BBC Casualty and Holby City shadow schemes and written for EastEnders: E20. Most recently, her short film ‘The Empty Throne’ won a BUFVC Award at the BFI Southbank.


Jake Smith – Director – The Buried Moon

Director Jake Smith is a Resident Director at the Almeida Theatre. He began his career at Hull Truck and was a founding member of Assemble Fest, a large-scale theatre festival launched following Hull’s winning City of Culture campaign. He was the Trainee Director in Residence at Chichester Festival Theatre from 2014-2016. Jake was recently Staff Director on Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Theatre Royal Haymarket and National Tour). He is currently nominated for an Off West End Award for Best Director on I’m Gonna Pray For You So Hard. Direction includes I’m Gonna Pray For You So Hard (Finborough Theatre), The Tempest (Petersfield Shakespeare Festival), Andy Capp The Musical (Finborough Theatre), A Christmas Carol (Chichester Festival Theatre), Citizenship (National Theatre Connections, Chichester Festival Youth Theatre), The Boy Who Built Clock (Arts Theatre), Smoke (and mirrors) (Derby Theatre for Theatre Uncut), The Little Match Girl (Assemble Fest, Hull), Alice’s Site (Hull Truck) and The Coronation of Poppea (Middleton Hall, Hull). Readings include Pangaea (Accrington Theatre New York), Arthur (Theatre Royal Haymarket), Swan Song (Minerva Theatre, Chichester, and Chichester Festival Theatre), I am Scratch (Old Red Lion Theatre) and Betjeman with Edward Fox (Chichester Festival Theatre).

Jake has worked as Assistant Director with Howard Davies on For Services Rendered and Jamie Glover on Miss Julie and Black Comedy (Minerva Theatre, Chichester, and Chichester Festival Theatre), Nadia Fall on Way Upstream, Dale Rooks on The Hundred and One Dalmatians and Jonathan Kent on Gypsy (Chichester Festival Theatre), Max Stafford-Clark on Pitcairn (Chichester Festival Theatre and Out of Joint), Christopher Morahan on Stevie (Hampstead Theatre), and Sarah Louise Davies on Whale Music (Hull Truck).