Grandad Anansi

Date:Sun 30 Oct 2022
Time:11.30am & 2.30pm
Venue:J2 (seated show)
Price:£12.50 adult | £8.50 child | Group of 4 discount (max. 2 adults)

Presented by Half Moon and Z-arts

Abi and her Grandad tell each other Anansi folktales. They play games as they work together in the garden among the beautiful flowers and tasty vegetables. As they plant memories, they share secrets and develop a bond that nothing can break. Grandad is as smart and mischievous as the wily Anansi legend. Can he find a way to tell his granddaughter about his plans to return to Jamaica, his beloved homeland? 

Join our intrepid characters in this humorous and heartfelt inter-generational adventure, as they step into the unexpected. With evocative live music, Grandad Anansi is an uplifting tale of love, courage and letting go.  

Written by award-winning children’s author Elayne Ogbeta, Grandad Anansi is a Half Moon and Z-arts co-production: an exciting collaboration by the UK’s leading small-scale young people’s venue and touring company and Manchester’s award-winning venue for children and families.  

Grandad Anansi is touring the UK celebrating Black History Month. 


FREE Arts & Craft Activity for children and their grown ups.

Cambridge Junction programmes regular family theatre, dance and circus. Join us for one of our FREE pre and post show, drop-in arts and craft ‘Hands on Happenings’ sessions in the Cambridge Junction foyer. These creative craft activities, led by professional artist, Sandra Scott are themed to tie in with the family shows that you will be seeing on stage.

Hands on Happenings will be available an hour before the show and 30 minutes after the show. The sessions do get very busy, so early arrival is advised.




★★★★ “An utterly enjoyable production... Dust deals with a number of difficult emotions, but with such a light touch it’s suitable for children of any age, including the adult kind… A captivating, imaginative production that uses tiny particles to make big things possible”  
Everything Theatre (2020) on Dust, a Half Moon and Z-Arts co-production. Off West End award winner, 2021 – Best Show for 5-11s.  

“My students watched Dust this morning and I wanted to let you know that it received a standing ovation from the students in school!!! Students have been saying how interesting and moving it was to watch.” 
Drama and Ethics Teacher (2020) on Dust, a Half Moon and Z-Arts co-production 

“Our children absolutely loved the show (as did we) and they haven’t stopped talking about it since. Most of the children had never seen any type of show before, let alone such an immersive and exciting one. We would rate it 5 out of 5 stars.” 
Teacher Oasis Academy, Manchester on INUK (2017), a Z-Arts and MIF co-production 

“Half Moon are creating important, beautiful and powerful work for young people.” 
Children’s Theatre Reviews on Butterflies (2018), a Half Moon and Tangled Feet co-production 

Recommended for ages 4-9

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

Duration: 40 minutes (no interval)

Box office and bar open 1 hour before event start time.

All prices shown include booking fees.


Cambridge Junction works closely with groups and organisations to provide a safe, welcoming space for everyone. We are a venue that strives to be inclusive and promote equality for all. If you have any access requirements or questions please contact Cambridge Junction prior to your visit so we can make your experience as convenient as possible. For more information about accessibility please click HERE.

J2 has flat floor access.

If you have any concerns or need assistance whilst visiting us please speak to any member of staff and they will help you or contact a Duty Manager.



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