Half Moon Theatre
Ten in the Bed
The Library Theatre, Tudor Square, Sheffield

Presented by Half Moon Theatre as part of the Mini Migration Matters festival .

A humorous and inventive new show for ages 3-8 that sensitively explores the child refugee experience, where the power of invention offers an escape from reality.

Ten in the Bed, by award-winning teenage fiction writer Steve Tasane (Child I, Blood Donors),celebrates the power of imaginary play and proves there’s always enough room to have fun, even when the world is at its most daunting. It is the latest production from Half Moon, the UK’s leading small-scale young people’s venue and touring company, winner of our Off West Theatre Awards for Young Audiences.

Ten in the Bed follows Naz and Iggy and their eight friends. Their bed is a place where imagination can fill their tummies with tasty treats and take them to familiar warm places. Well, sometimes. Join the boat-bed’s disparate crew as they dream up playful tales of pirates, misunderstood sharks and fishing trips that hook some unexpected catches. But what happens if the bed is not big enough to fit everyone in? How do they decide who gets to stay and who has to go?

About the company

Half Moon is a local organisation with a national remit. Working from our base in Limehouse, East London, we give young people from birth to 18 (25 for disabled young people) an opportunity to experience the best in young people’s theatre, both as a participant and as an audience member.

Our activity includes a season of professional plays for young and family audiences, including teenagers, national touring productions and an extensive creative learning programme, including eight youth theatres.

Half Moon’s expertise is in supporting artists and young people at every stage of their creative development, providing a gateway to engagement, offering pathways for progression and experimentation and then disseminating outcomes within the wider cultural sector, through performances, touring productions, open dialogue and continuing professional development.

Half Moon is a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England and receives regular funding from the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, as well as many other supporters.


Running Time: 50 minutes
Dates & times

16 June • 11:00
16 June • 14:00

This event is taking place at the Sheffield Library Theatre, Tudor Square, Sheffield.

Please note there is no wheelchair access to the venue.

Tickets for this event are sold through our box office.

No physical tickets will be issued, your confirmation email is all you will need to gain entry.

Tickets are available online 24 hours a day


Here at The Monty, we want everyone to be able to come and see our shows! We pick them because we love them and we want you to love them as well! Read below to find out all about our PWYD scheme!

🎟️What is Pay What You Decide (PWYD)?🎟️

In lots of ways, it’s exactly what it sounds like! We want audience members to be able to choose what suits their budget for the shows that The Monty brings to the theatre. Our accessible Pay What You Decide scheme aims to ensure that the magic of performance is available to all, regardless of income. At the heart of our mission is inclusivity, and we believe everyone should have the opportunity to experience the arts and one of the ways we do this is with an inclusive ticketing initiative.

🌟 How Does it Work?🌟

At the ticket selection page on the website, for shows that are eligible, you will be given the following options:

£3 Tickets: Tailored for those currently unemployed or reliant on benefits, because we understand that daily needs come first.

£5 Tickets: Striking a balance for those with moderate or unpredictable incomes. If you fall within the low to mid-range of earnings and want to support the arts.

£7 Tickets: Geared towards those seeking a middle ground in terms of income. By selecting this option, you contribute to sustaining the arts while enjoying an accessible ticket price. If you find yourself comfortably situated between moderate and higher incomes, this option is designed with you in mind.

£9 Tickets: Designed for higher earners or those who would like ‘Pay it forward’, we acknowledge your support in making the arts accessible to everyone.

We also offer free tickets to Sanctuary Seekers through our Youth Theatre of Sanctuary. If you are a Sanctuary Seeker please get in touch with info@themontgomery.org.uk and we can help you find the right tickets for you and your family.

🌞Won’t I Be Treated Differently for Picking a Cheaper Ticket?🌞

Absolutely not! No one is going to check, ask, mention or even acknowledge what kind of ticket you have bought, that’s not the point of the scheme. Our aim is to make sure you can get to see our shows regardless of any personal financial circumstance. All we care about is that if you book a ticket that you definitely use it so as many people as possible get to see our shows!

Join us in creating a space where art is not limited by financial barriers. Your choice, your experience – the power is in your hands. Let’s redefine the way we enjoy performances together.

🎉What’s not to love? An affordable theatre ticket and you get to be part of a more inclusive cultural community! Winner!🎉

This event is taking place at The Library Theatre, Sheffield.

On the advice of South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service the Library Theatre are no longer able to offer wheelchair access to the Library Theatre. If you have any other mobility problems and are unsure whether you would be able to access the venue, please contact the Library Theatre.


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