Box of Tricks are delighted to announce full casting for the premiere of Daniel Kanaber’s (ShiverWatford Palace Theatre) new play Under Three Moons which will start its Autumn tour at The Lowry, Salford in late September.

The production’s two-hander will feature Darren Kuppan (Around The World In 80 Days, Hamlet, A Christmas Carol, Road, Europe  (all as part of the Leeds Playhouse Ensemble), Guards At The Taj (Bush Theatre), Cymbeline & The Tempest (Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre),  East Is East (Trafalgar Studios & UK Tour) and An August Bank Holiday Lark (Northern Broadsides) as Paul and Kyle Rowe (EastendersCoronation Street and Peaky Blinders) as Michael.

Spanning half a lifetime, Under Three Moons takes place on three nights across three decades of two friends’ lives. From a school trip to France as teenagers, to a surf shack in their twenties, to Christmas in their thirties, Mike and Paul meet up and talk into the night. From boyhood to manhood to fatherhood, these are the nights they share.

The new play tells the story of the two men growing together, a relationship that’s close but often unarticulated. It also explores how that lack of direct expression can become the defining trait in a life and the shifting view of male identity in today’s society from talk of ‘lad culture’ to the ‘metro-sexual’ and now ‘toxic masculinity’.

The production is directed by Box of Tricks’ Joint Artistic Director and co-founder Adam Quayle (Plastic Figurines, Box of Tricks) and is designed by award-winning designer Katie Scott (Narvik, Box of Tricks and Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse Studio Design Prize).

Under Three Moons will open at The Lowry, Salford from the 24-28 September and then tours until the 2 November to Huddersfield, Liverpool, Crewe, Hull, Leeds, Ormskirk, York, Newcastle, Mold and Whitehaven.

For further information and tickets for Under Three Moons and Box of Tricks, visit

Tour dates

24 – 28 September at 8pm – The Lowry, Salford

(Matinees: Parent & Baby Performance Weds 25 Sept 11am | Sat 28 Sept 2pm)
Box office: 0343 208 6000 https://thelowry.com1 – 5 October  at 7.30pm – Lawrence Batley Cellar Studio, Huddersfield

(Matinee: Sat 5 October 2:30pm)
Box office: 01484 430528

9 – 12 October at 7.30pm – Unity Theatre, Liverpool

Box office: 0151 7094988

15 October at 7:30pm  Crewe Lyceum Studio
Box Office: 01270 368242

16 – 17 October at 8pm – Hull Truck Studio

Box office: 01482 323638

18 October at 7:45pm – Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds
Box Office: 0113 376 0318

21 October at 7.30pm  The Arts Centre, Ormskirk, Edge Hill University
Box Office: 01695 584480

22 October at 7.45pm  – York Theatre Royal
Box office: 01904 623568

25-26 October at 7:30pm –Live Theatre, Newcastle
Box office: 0191 2321232

28 – 30 October at 7.45pm – Theatr Clwyd, Mold
Box office: 01352 701521

2 November at 8pm – Rosehill Theatre, Whitehaven
Box office: 01946 692422

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