Unicorn Theatre has announced a trio of new shows for its upcoming reopening season.
Company Three will present the premiere of When This Is Over (pictured above), Sarah Argent’s hit show Scrunch will return at Christmas and Hannah Quigley will direct Marvin’s Binoculars.
The venue has also announced re-releases of its digital productions of Marvin’s Binoculars and Anansi The Spider as part of Black History Month/
Find out more about the new additions to the reopening season below!
When This Is Over (27 – 30 October)
Presented by Company Three and the Unicorn.
Writer and Director Ned Glasier
Designer Sadeysa Greenaway-Bailey
Lighting Designer Jai Morjaria
Composer & Sound Designer Nicola T. Chang
Dramaturg Nic Wass
Hopeful, energetic and urgent, When This Is Over is a new performance created with seven members of Company Theatre, all aged 14 – 18. The show will premiere at the Unicorn for six performances only, over October half term.
While being part of a young generation grappling with the global crisis, the cast share with us the extraordinary, funny and sometimes embarrassing small moments that make up a life – from childhood pasts, to the impossible imagined hope of what is to come.
Created and performed by Kezia Adewale, Bailey Charalambous, Shilton Freeman, Mackenzie Gardiner, Shyhiem Hossain-Heath, Allegresse Kabuya and Love Omolola.
Age guide: for everyone aged 11
Duration: Approx 60mins
Scrunch (26 November – 22 December)
A Unicorn Production in association with Sarah Argent
Created by Sarah Argent and Kevin Lewis
Set & Costume Design by Jennifer Taillefer for the Unicorn Theatre
Performed by Kevin Lewis
It’s Baby’s First Christmas. There’s snow on the ground and lights in the tree, then scrunch, scrunch, scrunch… footsteps on the path – who can it be?
Ding, dong. Doorbell rings and there’s a present for baby, not to be opened until Christmas Day. The paper’s exciting – scrunch it, rumple it, crumple it… what can it be?!
This gorgeous, sensory show from the makers of our highly successful, long-running Baby Show returns to delight babies and parents alike this festive season.
As you sit together in our cosy space, socially distanced with your family, share in your baby’s excitement at the building anticipation of Christmas Day and all things present-related – including the very best bit: crumpling, rumpling and scrunching that wrapping paper!
Age guide: 6-18 months.
Duration: 40 mins including 15 mins play.
Marvin’s Binoculars (1 June – 3 July 2022)
A Unicorn Theatre Production
By Justin Audibert
Based on an original idea by Samuel Wyer and Justin Audibert
Directed by Hannah Quigley
Marvin loves exploring all the parks around his home in London and finding birds, bugs and animals. On his ninth birthday he’s overjoyed – his very own pair of grown up, pro binoculars! But then something terrible happens: he loses them, and to get them back, he must face the intimidating park warden.
Join Marvin as he discovers wildlife and friendship in the most unlikely places. Touching on themes of racial prejudice and overcoming grief, Marvin’s Binoculars is a highly engaging and vibrant show that will inspire children to explore the outdoors in their local green spaces.
This production follows the hugely successful digital incarnation of the show, which was produced as part of Unicorn Online and streamed for free in partnership with the Guardian in June earlier this year. As part of Black History month in October, audiences will be given an opportunity to view it again alongside the hugely successful Anansi the Spider Re-spun.
For ages 6 – 11
For more information and tickets visit www.unicorntheatre.com