Shooting The Moon

Imagination knows no rules…the fantastical life of illusionist Georges Méliès

Using music mask and puppetry, award winning Strangeface presents a remarkable journey through the life works and times of one of cinema’s most imaginative pioneers. A visionary who combined his passion for magic with early motion pictures, Méliès’ astounding images entranced audiences in France and still inspire today; most notably in the Mighty Boosh and Martin Scorcese’s film ‘Hugo’.

Told through a series of unreliable and often surreal dreams, Shooting the Moon reveals how Méliès escaped his fate as a bootmaker and the wild energy and madcap antics that drove him to fame and obscurity.


Funny, poignant and visually enthralling, this is a magical tale of an extraordinary life in exceptional times.

Audience guideline of age 6 and up
Schools, groups and colleges KS3 & up
Running time 1hr 45mins plus an interval and post show back stage “tour”