A Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama production in collaboration with Paines Plough

MOON LICKS by Charlotte Josephine

Direction by Hannah Hauer-King

Once again for 2019 Paines Plough will partner with Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama to showcase the world premiere of Charlotte Josephine’s new play. MOON LICKS will open at in Cardiff on 17th March, followed by a run in London at the start of April.


‘She looked at me and said, I want you to remember you came from the sky. Said you’re made of stardust. Said you deserve to be here. Then the rains came, and all fucking hell broke loose.’


Stuck to shiny slick screens, pretending to be people, our animal instincts spill out sideways with catastrophic consequences. Animal humans or human animals, did we forget mother nature’s in charge? A generation let down by those who should have known better, have one chance to put things right, tonight.


Charlotte Josephine is an award-winning playwright and actor. In 2012 ‘Bitch Boxer’ won the Soho Theatre Young Writers Award, the Old Vic New Voices Edinburgh Season 2012, the Clonmel Junction Best Theatre Award 2013, the Holden Street Theatre’s Award 2013 and the Adelaide Fringe Award 2014.  In 2017 Charlotte won the inaugural BBC Screenplay First Award, and was named on the BBC New Talent Hotlist. ‘Blush’ is currently being adapted into a television drama and ‘Bitch Boxer’ into a feature film. Charlotte is one of this year’s Old Vic 12 writers and is currently under commission at Boundless Theatre, Audible and Theatre Centre. Their new play ‘Pops’ premiered at this summer’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival.