Zest Theatre and Half Moon

What Once Was Ours

  • Price:
    £8 - £10
  • Genre:
  • Duration:
    60 mins (no interval)
  • Best for ages:

Katie and Callum couldn’t be any more distant and disconnected: different heritage, different cities, different opportunities.

Except there is one thing they’ll always have in common: Dad. What happens when Callum suddenly turns up in desperate need of help?

Created against the background of Brexit, What Once Was Ours has been developed in consultation with young people across the country and uses their direct words and opinions to explore how politics and national values impact on the complex lives of one family.

Beautiful imagery, striking original music and immersive design combine to create this powerful new production for young people.


Each performance is followed by a post-show Q&A with the cast and creative team.

Ticket information

Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions)

Live in Newham? Newham residents get concession priced tickets for all our shows

School groups: Tickets for school groups are priced at £8, please email education@stratford-circus.com or call 020 8279 1082 to book

A very personal story - with great sincerity

The British Theatre Guide

...stuns the audience into silence


What the play achieves best is fluidity - between moments, emotions, politics

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Newham residents pay concession prices for this show


There are performances of this show for schools

Useful to know

Things you should know
This is a promenade performance, where you'll be standing and walking around during the show, so you might want to wear comfy shoes.

Age guidance
Our 'Best for ages' guidance is there to help you decide whether the show is suitable for your children.

Planning your visit
To make your trip an enjoyable experience we've put together some handy information to make planning easy.

We'll always do our best to let latecomers into a performance, but we won’t be able to do this until a suitable break in the performance. Once a show has started late entry is at the discretion of the Duty Manager, and may not always be possible.

The small print
Tickets are sold subject to our standard terms and conditions of sale.