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The House That Jackson Built

Half Moon presents a Justin Coe production for 4-10s

DIGITAL ON DEMAND TOUR – A show celebrating the joy of reading and the power of books that delights in family, recycling and the power of imagination. Available throughout 2021 and 2022.

The House That Jackson Built is being presented as an ‘as live’ performance for digital broadcast, as part of Half Moon’s digital performance platform. 

Put your sofa in the front row with a digital performance of The House That Jackson Built, live-recorded and professionally filmed and edited. Join us for an online performance that puts the best seats in the house into your own home.

Jackson’s dad is building a new house out of weird and whacky bits and bobs that people have thrown away. The last few years have been hard for young Jackson, living without his mum. Now his dad wants to make a new start, but Jackson isn’t ready to move on. Not until he blows the dust off mum’s favourite old book and conjures up the Story Fairy.

Celebrating books and the joy of reading, The House That Jackson Built features a larger than life pop-up book and thrilling adventures, including a giant who cannot say “fee-fi-fo-fum”, an elephant professor and the Wordy Wordy Birdie.

This magical spoken word theatre show delights in family, recycling and the power of imagination.

Download image library and press kit Interview with Justin Coe


Educational resources

Alongside this production of The House That Jackson Built we also have three online creative learning workshops for audiences to take part in at home, exploring the themes of the show. All the videos have closed captioning for d/Deaf and hard of hearing audiences.

The videos are available to view at the links below.

Playing With Words Storytelling Bringing Things To Life

Show information

  • Performances last 50 minutes (no interval).

  • The House That Jackson Built will be made available on a password protected Vimeo link, which will need to be passed onto bookers (link and password). The play has closed captioning for d/Deaf and hard of hearing audiences.

    Alternatively, the show can be embedded onto the venue’s website and the page link sent to bookers. Audiences will still need to enter the password to access the video.

    The show video will be available for your audiences to view for 14 days following the date of the last programmed online show. After this time the video will no longer be available to watch as the password will expire.

    Venues will not be sent a digital file of the show to download.

    Images and production photos and other digital assets for use by venues will be provided.

  • £300 + VAT

  • The company are able to offer a range of bespoke digital creative learning activities for schools and family groups on request to complement the performance at additional costs. Please enquire for prices.

Reviews for previous shows by Justin Coe presented by Half Moon

“A one-man show packed with poetry, jokes and a real feast for the imagination – we had a great family outing courtesy of Herbert!” 


Kidadl about Young Herbert’s Horrors 

“Poetry, storytelling, and sheer charm emanating from the personal magic of Justin himself.” 


Brighton Festival Fringe about Big Wow, Small Wonder 

“Justin’s performance was slick and professional, magical and inspirational. Poetry has never been more popular!”   


Southend Libraries about Big Wow, Small Wonder 
For more details on The House That Jackson Built, please contact:

Chris Elwell  | 020 7709 8902 or chris@halfmoon.org.uk
Sam Luffman | 020 7709 8901 or sam@halfmoon.org.uk

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