hMoonset | What's On | Citizens Theatre


A Citizens Theatre Production
A powerful new work by Maryam Hamidi

Fifteen-year-old Roxy is burning. Lost somewhere between the bonfire of girlhood and the sharp edge of womanhood, she gathers her friends and begins meddling in witchcraft to search for answers.

Shadows are lurking, ready to swallow those she loves most in the world. As friendships fray, fire crackles and blood bubbles, the group unravel the bonds that unite and the secrets that surround them.

Moonset is a blazing, coming-of-age tale filled with love, rage and self-discovery, as four young women search for the power they were promised.

Moonset will be at the Tron Theatre (3-11 Feb) before touring to the Traverse (16-18 Feb).


As part of school bookings for Moonset, we are offering pre-show workshops that can take place in your school in the weeks before the show. See more information about Moonset schools workshops. Schools are welcome to book for any of the scheduled performances, but the schools' performance will also be accompanied by a post-show discussion with creatives and cast.

Content Warnings

The story in Moonset centres on four teenagers with challenging lived experiences - view a comprehensive list of content warnings for Moonset.

  • Cast & Creative Team


    Cindy Awor
    Zahra Browne
    Leah Byrne
    Layla Kirk
    Hannah Visocchi


    Director Joanna Bowman
    Writer Maryam Hamidi
    Designer Jen McGinley
    Lighting Designer Simon Hayes
    Composer / Sound Designer Nik Paget-Tomlinson
    Movement Vicki Manderson
    Assistant Director Eleanor Felton


"a girl gang riot of a show, performed with raucous abandon"
- The Herald

"a powerful, dark drama of adolescent female friendship with a streak of the supernatural"
- The Stage

"two hours of utterly gripping drama"
- The Scotsman

"Moonset is a reminder for teenagers to lean into their power and stop listening to those who tell them to suppress their feelings."
- Broadway World

"The fast-paced play is powered by a dynamic cast who accomplish the tricky balancing act of sharp comedic timing while navigating deeply upsetting subject matter"
- The Skinny

"Director Joanna Bowman nimbly encapsulates the emotional turbulence of the formative years"
- Bouquets & Brickbats

"Maryam Hamidi’s punchy and poetic new play"
- The Guardian

"The writing has real heart and the performances are universally strong"
- The National

"an arresting, empathetic portrayal of aspects of contemporary young females’ experience"
- mummakesrockcakes


“I’m thinking very much about young women growing up here in Scotland or the UK now, and about their search for power"

The Scotsman interview with writer Maryam Hamidi.

“The arts give power to put across thoughts and articulate ideas and explore philosophies that maybe weren’t in your home growing up; they can take you somewhere else.”

Sunday Post interview with writer Maryam Hamidi and cast member Layla Kirk

Layla Kirk talks to Glasgow Times about playing Roxy, a “fierce, real, 15-year-old girl”.

Glasgow Times interview with cast member Layla Kirk.


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Running Time: 2 hours and 5 mins (including a 20 min interval)