An original Hoglets play, based on a Buddhist folk tale.

“The Moon has been watching the world since time began. I wonder how many stories it has to tell?”

Have you ever wondered why when the Moon is full, the shadow of a Hare is cast across its face? When a stranger wanders into the woods all the animals try to help them. But Hare has no gift to give. How far will she go to make another happy?

Hoglets Theatre will take you on a magical journey, exploring the true meaning of kindness using interactive storytelling, puppetry and live music.

Suitable for children aged 3-11 years old.

Running time: approx 30 minutes


All Library show tickets can be booked directly through the venues.

Weds 13th AprilStokesley Library – 2pm

Tues 19th AprilHaxby Explore Library – 2pm

Sat 23rd AprilDerwenthorpe Arts Festival – 10.45am

Sun 24th AprilLeyburn Arts Centre – 2pm


Listen to the song...

Craft your own Hare puppet!

You can make your very own hare at home with this easy-to-do printable worksheet!


THE HARE IN THE MOON can be booked for your school, group or venue.

This can include an interactive workshop featuring drama and storytelling games and crafting based on the play.

The Hare In The Moon can be performed as an indoor or outdoor show.

For information and bookings please get in touch >

Meet the Creator

Gemma Sharp

Gemma is the founder of Hoglets Theatre. She worked as an actor in Film, Theatre and TV for over 20 years. She founded Hoglets storytelling classes in 2013, following the birth of her first child. Since then Hoglets has expanded to original theatre performances, tours, schools and festivals workshops and a critically acclaimed nationwide online class. Gemma loves puppets, Shakespeare and Iron Man.


  • Written and performed by Gemma Sharp
  • Costume by Julia Smith
  • Music by Andy Curry

Special thanks to:

  • Fiona Burton, Jo Killeya and all at Yorkshire Museums Trust
  • Rural Arts Yorkshire
  • Helmsley Arts Centre
  • Onceupona Children’s Theatre
  • Francis Postlethwaite and all at York Explore Libraries
  • Judith Hope – puppeteer
  • Little Angels Theatre

Praise for our previous productions

"My son loved the show! It was perfect for him, you were all so great! 🙂 We'll definitely be back for more! "
Sea Storm in a Teacup - a new Hoglets play by Gemma Curry
"With gorgeous mermaid puppets, shadow play, and music on toy saxophones, squeezeboxes and kazoos, this production is truly accessible and inspiring to young audiences"