A Half Moon Co-Production. "Rarely is childrens' theatre as profound whilst joyously riveting as #NeedaLittleHelp" Audience Member

Joe and Ella are a great team - they make each other laugh, help each other out and tackle all the chores their busy lives throw at them. But one morning things begin to change when Joe gets all tangled up and Ella has to do things alone. What will Ella do now? Will she be able to continue as before or will it all get too much? If only she had a little help... 


Need A Little Help is a moving and uplifting show inspired by the experience of young carers for ages 3 – 7, exploring what it means to look after someone else when you are young. In a uniquely designed immersive space, the young audience help the performers look after each other, stepping into the shoes of young carers.


A Co Production with the Half Moon Theatre.


past dates


  • Mar 28th2019

    Chichester Festival Theatre (school performance)

    PO19 6AP , Chichester - UK

  • Mar 26th2019

    The Hawth (school performance)

    RH10 6YZ, Crawley - UK

  • Mar 25th2019

    Newton Leys Primary School and Nursery

    MK3 5GG, Milton Keynes - UK

  • Mar 23rd2019

    South Street Arts Centre 11.30am & 2pm

    RG1 4QU , Reading - UK


  • Mar 21st2019

    Someries Infant School

    LU2 8AH, Luton - UK

  • Mar 19thto20th2019

    Tennyson Road Primary School

    LU1 3RS, Luton - UK

  • Mar 18th2019

    Leagrave Primary School

    LU4 9ND, Luton - UK

  • Mar 16th2019

    Stratford Circus Arts Centre 11am & 2pm

    E15 1BX, London - UK


  • Mar 15th2019

    Windlesham Village Infant School

    GU20 6PB, Windlesham - UK

  • Mar 13thto14th2019

    Ottershaw C of E Infant School

    KT16 0JT, Chertsey - UK

  • Mar 11th2019

    How Wood Primary School and Nursery

    AL2 2HU, St Albans - UK

  • Mar 8thtoFeb 8th2019

    Theatre Peckham (school performance)

    SE5 7SD, London - UK

  • Mar 2nd2019

    Gulbenkian - 11am & 2pm

    CT2 7NB, Canterbury - UK


  • Oct 12th2018

    Camberley Theatre - 10.30am

    GU15 3SY, Camberley - UK


  • Oct 11th2018

    Stowey Bears Pre-School (Closed to the public - School performance)

    TA5 1NX, Bridgwater - UK

  • Oct 10th2018

    Bridgwater Arts Centre - 10.15am

    TA6 3DD, Bridgwater - UK


  • Oct 9th2018

    Williams Hall, Stoke St. Gregory 10:30am & 1:30pm

    TA3 6HA, Tauton - UK


  • Oct 2ndto5th2018

    Hampshire Primary Schools

    PO9 1BS, Havant - UK


  • Sep 29th2018

    Half Moon Theatre - 11am & 2pm

    E1 OND, London - UK


  • Sep 28th2018

    Half Moon Theatre - 10:30am & 1:30pm

    E1 OND, London - UK


  • Mar 16th2018

    Tidworth Barracks

    SP9 7DX, Tidworth - UK

  • Mar 15th2018

    The Brewhouse Theatre & Arts Centre

    TA1 1JL, Taunton - UK

  • Mar 14th2018

    Carousel Nursery

    TA7 9AR, Sedgemoor - UK

  • Mar 12th2018

    Knights Templar School

    TA23 0EX, Watchet - UK

  • Mar 9th2018

    John Scurr Primary School

    E1 4AX, London - UK

  • May 14th2016

    The Point

    SO50 9DE, Hampshire - United Kingdom


  • Apr 8thto9th2016

    Canada Water Arts

    SE16 7AR, London - United Kingdom


  • Apr 5thto6th2016

    Northern Stage

    NE1 7RH, Newcastle upon Tyne - United Kingdom


  • Apr 1stto3rd2016

    Brighton Dome

    BN1 1UE, Brighton - United Kingdom


  • Mar 11thto12th2016


    TS18 1LL, Stockton - United Kingdom


  • Mar 3rdto5th2016

    Half Moon Theatre

    E1 0ND, London - United Kingdom


  • Jan 16thto17th2015

    Half Moon Theatre

    E1 0ND, London - United Kingdom

all 18 people


Audience feedback

“ I was amazed that the 3 year old we were with totally understood that the story was about who looked after who and that the man couldn’t look after the girl because he was unwell. They were engaged throughout and enjoyed it immensely. ” - Audience - “ A very good loving show, we could have stayed the whole day in this cosy, welcoming house. Well done! ” - Audience - “ Not often a show designed for kids captures them as it did in this show ” - Audience - “ A beautiful and deep show - a job well done ” - Audience - “ It made me cry. In a good way! ” - Audience - “ You somehow managed to get right 'inside' where all the feelings are for me thank you. ” - Audience -

Care Season

Need A Little Help was the first part of our 2015 Care Season Triliogy. Kicking and Screaming and Care followed. 

They supported this Production

Arts Council England
Half Moon Theatre

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Jan 29th 2020

2019 in review

What a year, collaborating with so many wonderful creatives on so many different projects and productions. Here is a look back at everything in 2019: Factory Reset September 2019. Photo by Greta Zabulyte   Need A Little Help toured for its 5th year running to the South East. That Parking Show hit the road for the second time touring nationally across the UK from Stockton all the way down to Bournemouth. R&D began on Rave New World, a new outdoor production for 2020/21. Development began for a new show about Looked After Children with Rowan Tree Dramatherapy. The Mindfulness Project, a collaboration with Adventure Yoga launched into schools & businesses across Luton. We mentored 4 young companies.

  • So much more than theatre”

    So much more than theatre”

    Everything Theatre
  • Tangled Feet offer a glimpse of magic”

    Tangled Feet offer a glimpse of magic”

    Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
  • a truly transformative experience”

    a truly transformative experience”

    Children's Theatre Reviews
  • Tangled Feet, the masters of physical theatre”

    Tangled Feet, the masters of physical theatre”

    The Independent
  • inspiring, engaging… beautifully evocative.”

    inspiring, engaging… beautifully evocative.”

    Everything Theatre
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