THE BURIED MOON by Laura Turner

THE BURIED MOON by Laura Turner

January 1, 1970 - January 1, 1970

The Rose Playhouse

3rd to 13th May 2017 All Performances at 7.30 pm (Sundays at 3.00 pm Only) No Monday Performance



A world premiere written by Laura Turner - THE BURIED MOON - Miranda and Caliban reimagined

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 - an 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 want 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

THE BURIED MOON - MIRANDA - Georgina HellierMIRANDA - Georgina Hellier


“Jake Smith has directed an honest, forthright drama, and this is a well-acted exploration of contemporary concerns.” - British Theatre Guide

“The dynamic between the pair—half-wonder, half-romance—is credible and strong.” - British Theatre Guide

“To have created such intensity within one hour of performance, really is a credit to all involved.” - Scatter of Opinion ****

“Well done for a fantastic show!” - Scatter of Opinion ****

“As Cal, Michael Kinsey is wonderful, he is animated and wrought with emotion, with a little mischievousness thrown in.” - Theatre Weekly *****

“Georgina Hellier as Miranda brings a gentleness to the role that’s hard not to adore, and in the very short moments where she sings, it’s as if everything else in the world has paused.” - Theatre Weekly *****

“Jake Smith has directed a really beautiful play, Shakespeare fans will revel in the reimagining, while those unfamiliar with the Bard need not worry.” - Theatre Weekly *****

"Laura Turner has crafted a shining example of modernised Shakespeare done right” - Bakchormeeboy

"Aimed to strike a piercing blow right through the heart, The Buried Moon capitalises on its dynamic duo’s strong acting chops and capable direction from Jake Smith to deliver an indelible, dark parable of friendship and growing up." - Bakchormeeboy

The Rose is an indoor archaeological site; it is advisable to dress warmly because there is no heating. There are no toilets, so please use those at Shakespeare’s Globe, which is 200 metres away.
Written by
Laura Turner
Directed by
Jake Smith
Presented by
The Petersfield Shakespeare Festival at Bedales

Booking Information


Full £15 / Cons £12 (Friends of The Rose, OAP, Student or Equity - on presentation of ID) £10 Friends of The Rose or Southwark Residents - with valid proof of I.D (Directly from The Rose ONLY as spaces are limited)

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