Bringing Down the Moon is a wonderful story about a young mole's quest to play with the moon and is based on the children's picture book written by Jonathan Emmett and illustrated by Vanessa Cabban.
The book won the Kiekeboekprijs prize in 2003, a Dutch award in children's literature for the best pre-school book in the Netherlands. The book has been adapted for the stage by Ollie Fielding and features original songs.
The show is aimed at 3-7 year olds and has been specially created to include learning objectives at Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1.
Mole thinks the moon is the most beautiful thing he has ever seen, and he wants to play with it. Not realising the distance involved he attempts to reach it and inadvertently disturbs the sleeping Rabbit, Hedgehog and Squirrel.
The other animals try to tell Mole that the moon is too far away but he is not dissuaded from trying to reach it. Finally climbing to the top of a tree to try and grab hold of it, he tumbles and falls out.
Spotting the moon in a puddle Mole thinks he has managed to knock the moon out of the sky and has broken it and begins to cry. Rabbit, Hedgehog and Squirrel return to help Mole up and show him that the moon is still safely in the sky and it was only a reflection in the puddle.
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