Under Three Moons

Under Three Moons

Wed 09 - Sat 12 October 2019

Autumn 2019 | Theatre
Box of Tricks:
A new play by Daniel Kanaber

“Thrillingly theatrical” ★★★★ The Guardian (on Narvik)

“I bet when they get older they’re going to look back on tonight and say, that was a night that was, by that fire, that was a night.”


Mike and Paul are mates. They drink, they smoke, they crack jokes. They kill time.


Spanning half a lifetime, Under Three Moons takes place on three nights across three decades of two friends’ lives. From a school trip to France as teenagers, to a surf shack in their twenties, to Christmas in their thirties, Mike and Paul meet up and talk into the night. From boyhood to manhood to fatherhood, these are the nights they share.


A new play about friendship and growing up, Under Three Moons explores how men relate to each other today. Who we are and how we live. And the spaces between.

★★★★ Quays Life

★★★★★ Culture Vulture Reviews “This is a rich, engaging contemporary production with a strong message about one of the big issues of our times, done with great thought and consideration”

★★★★★ North West End “This play is an extraordinary and thought-provoking look at a subject that is often ignored."

★★★★★ Fairy Powered Productions

"The durability of male friendship is explored to persuasive effect...strikingly performed" - The Stage

“Rowe and Kuppan hold your attention throughout. These are mighty real performances with a magnetic quality which draws you to the exquisite writing.” I Love Manchester

“Box of Tricks have produced a perfectly formed play” I Love Manchester

"Box of Tricks are undertaking inspiring and wonderful work" Reviews Hub

Join us for a post-show event in partnership with Wirral Mind & Opening Up on Friday 11 October, including a Q&A. Free admittance with a ticket to the show.

Box of Tricks invites you to join us at their Under Three Moons Social Club, an informal post-show chat about the play and issues raised. Alongside leading voices from local mental health charities, the ‘Under Three Moons’ cast and company will spark a relaxed conversation about everyday mental health in the modern age, the changing face of masculinity and the nature of male friendship.

For anyone interested in continuing the conversation, information about your local mental health services will be available on the night and online.



Creative Team

Playwright: Daniel Kanaber
Director: Adam Quayle
Darren Kuppan (Paul) 
Kyle Rowe (Michael)

Designer: Katie Scott

Composer: Chris Hope

Sound Designer: Chris James

Lighting Designer: TBC

Associate Producer: Max Emmerson
Production Manager: TBC 


“A soul-searching inquest into race, class and machismo...Beautifully told” ★★★★ The Guardian (on Sparkplug)

“A mighty miniature” ★★★★ The Times (on Plastic Figurines)

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show details

Dates: Wed 9 - Sat 12 Oct
Times: 7:30pm
Running time: 70mins (no Interval)
Prices: £12 / £10 Conc / £5 Groups 8+ and Creative Members.
Charges:  £1.50 postage
Venue: Unity One
Age Recommendation: Suitible for ages 14+
Please note: this performance includes adult language and an e-cigarette

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