a stage set which has a number of yellow fabric cones and purple/red coloured pieces of fabric hanging from the ceiling. 3 performers hold fabric shapes above their heads and a young children in the audience watch from the side.

The Lost and Moated Land

Theatre-Rites’ first touring production in 1998.

Taking its inspiration from a poem by Robert Graves ‘Through Nightmare’, The Lost and Moated Land told a story of the hero’s mythical journey, as a young child searched for his most precious possession, a star.

Studio spaces were transformed into a magical landscape with cones of different materials and textures. An atmospheric lighting design and original musical score added to the richness of this inspiring piece of theatre for the very young.

The Lost and Moated Land toured completed two national tours and played at international festivals in Norway, Canada and Japan.


Creative Team

Sue Buckmaster


The Lost and Moated Land is big theatre for small people and is guaranteed to fire their imaginations.
What’s On
It is both extremely simple and fantastically sophisticated, confirming what children understand better than adults - that the world is an astonishing, scary and magical place.
Star rating: 5 stars
The Guardian

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