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The UK’s theatre for audiences aged 2–21

2013

Box Office 020 7645 0560 unicorntheatre.com

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TICKET PRICES

Under 21s £10 Adults £16 (£13 concessions) School groups of 10+ £10 – Every eleventh ticket free Disabled customers May bring 1 free carer –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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(Must be booked together; cannot be used in conjunction with another offer; excludes previews and relaxed performances)

To book tickets or for more information call

020 7645 0560 or visit

unicorntheatre.com We don’t charge booking fees

Producers’ and Directors’ Circle Members: Richard and Jenny Hardie Tim and June Gooch Sue and Jules Green Rachel and Anthony Williams

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WELCOME

CONTENTS

Welcome to the Unicorn’s Spring season.

SHOWS

Month

We have twelve shows this season, grouped into three categories: small, medium and large. We hope this will help you easily find the shows most appropriate for you. Look for more detailed age guidance on the show pages – children of other ages may also enjoy the show but younger children may find the content challenging.

TUBE

June

We’re proud to lead the way in providing access to high quality theatre for young people with additional needs. Look out for the AD , CP and RX symbols throughout the brochure to find a performance to suit you. Whether you’re aged 2, 21 or somewhere in between, we look forward to seeing you at the Unicorn in 2013.

SMALL

MEDIUM

LARGE

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May/June

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June

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July/August

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March/April

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May/June

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June

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July

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TEENAGE RIOT ALL THAT IS WRONG ROMEO AND JULIET Purni Morell, Artistic Director

April

8–12

MISTER HOLGADO SOMETHING VERY FAR AWAY MY FATHER AND OTHER SUPERHEROES LIONBOY

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Under 7

CARNIVAL YOU’RE NOT MY FRIEND ANYMORE! ASTON’S STONES WE DANCE, WEE GROOVE

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May

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LAST CHANCE TO BOOK... Performances January – March

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MONKEY BARS Wed 9 – Sat 26 January

Fringe First Award winner Monkey Bars returns to the Unicorn after a sell out run in 2012.      WhatsOnStage, Independent |     Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Time Out Age guide For adults

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LIAR LIAR

Thu 31 January – Wed 6 March Acclaimed writer E V Crowe’s (Hero, Royal Court) latest play is a contemporary tale about Grace, a young girl who knows the truth can be dangerous. Age guide 13 – 16

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1001 NIGHTS

Tue 5 February – Sun 17 March Shahrazad transports her friend and father from modern day London to an imagined world of kings, viziers and jinns night after night. Age guide 6–9

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SENSACIONAL Tue 19 – Sun 24 February

Introduce your toddler to theatre with this interactive sensory spectacle.

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Age guide 18 months – 4

An Oily Cart production

TUBE 12 – 22 June Tube is for 3–11 year olds and comes in two tailored versions: 1. For children with profound and multiple learning disabilities 2. For those on the autism spectrum

Written and directed by Tim Webb

Oily Cart, internationally recognised for creating theatre for young people with complex disabilities – returns with a brand new kinesthetic adventure, Tube. In a wonderland conjured up from a fabulous variety of tubes – tubes filled with sound, tubes glistening with kaleidoscopic colours, tubes that puff out gentle breezes and the scents of the natural world – young participants will bounce, swing, spin and sway in luxurious leaf chairs. Tube is a highly interactive experience, with performers adapting to the specific requirements of each individual in the audience. A range of material will be available online to help prepare young people for the live experience. Each child must be accompanied by an adult.

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Age guide 3–11

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A Unicorn / Compagnia Rodisio co-production

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CARNIVAL By Manuela Capece and Davide Doro

9 – 28 April Someone is coming who will turn everything upside down. This someone can build things, invent stories and dance. This someone can dress up, transform, become someone else. This someone loves music and has a fridge that’s never empty. This someone is hardly ever sad.   This someone is a curious clown who lives in a tiny place full of things. This someone can eat 100 sausages and change the order of everything you know, even if it’s only for the smallest of moments.   Are you ready to follow him?   Carnival is about the power of imagination. Made through a series of workshops with local school children from Southwark, Compagnia Rodisio’s vibrant new show is an ode to creativity, the madness of art and the endless possibilities of papier maché.

Foyer Event FREE 20 April: Roll-up, roll-up for a circus skills workshop and some clowning around. Booking required.

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Age guide 4–7 | PV

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Shoofly Theatre production

YOU’RE NOT MY FRIEND ANYMORE!

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By Katie Sykes and Craig Edwards

28 May – 2 June What do you do... when your friend who makes you happy also makes you sad? When your friend wants to be with you, but you want to be with someone else? Can it ever work having TWO BEST FRIENDS? You’re Not My Friend Anymore! is a funny and poignant look at the ups and downs, ins and outs of friendship. Join Shoofly Theatre in their quest to uncover the secrets of being a good friend. ‘Absolutely brilliant. Fun, colourful, full of imagination’ Audience Feedback

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Age guide 3+

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A Teater Pero production

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ASTON’S STONES From a book by Lotta Geffenblad Adapted by Bára L Magnúsdóttir and the ensemble Directed by Peter Engkvist

18 – 23 June This is a story about how easy it is to love and the ability to see the value in small things – even in a little stone. Some stones are big and some are small.  One is sad and another one feels cold.  All are in need of someone to care for them. When Aston starts bringing stones home, his patient and understanding parents don’t mind. But after a while they start to worry – how many stones can one household look after? Perhaps it’s time to find a better home for Aston’s new friends. ‘exquisite and heartwarming...’ Svenska Dagbladet

Foyer Event FREE 22 & 23 June: after the 12pm & 2pm performances, Concrete Creatures – decorate your stone and take home a friend.

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Age guide Under 5

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A stillmotion production in association with the Unicorn

WE DANCE, WEE GROOVE

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30 July – 11 August We Dance, wee groove will take you on a trip of a lifetime... with a twist or maybe a shimmy! Join stillmotion on a journey around the world in a highly interactive dance experience for children and their adults. Featuring professional performers, music, lighting and projected images, each session invites participation between audience and performers. We Dance, wee groove is a unique, stimulating and enriching experience celebrating dance, music and imaginative play for children and adults alike. ‘what makes it a winner is the feel good factor it uncorks across the hour’ The Herald

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Age guide Two versions available: Under 5 and 5–7

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A Unicorn production

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MISTER HOLGADO By Christopher William Hill Directed by Matthew Lenton

24 March – 28 April In a dark house in the dark city of Schwartzgarten there’s something lurking in the shadows. Conrad tells his parents that there’s a tiger living on top of his wardrobe (who eats champagne truffles, no less!) but they don’t believe him. When Conrad’s parents suddenly welcome a mysterious stranger, Mister Holgado, into their home, Conrad suspects he’s more of a threat than any tiger ever could be. But parents always know best... don’t they? Find out in this thrilling new play by Christopher William Hill (Osbert the Avenger), directed by Matthew Lenton (The Legend of Captain Crow’s Teeth). Only for the brave! Insight 27 April: Meet the author, Christopher William Hill, after the 2pm performance. Foyer Event FREE 18 April: after the 11am performance, learn about beetles from a creepy crawly expert. Booking required. Also set in the fictional world of Schwartzgarten, read Christopher William Hill’s book Osbert the Avenger. © Orchard Books

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Age guide 8+ | AD CP PV RX

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A Unicorn production

SOMETHING VERY FAR AWAY

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Written and directed by Mark Arends Design and animation by Matthew Robins

21 May – 2 June Kepler is an ordinary man who loves two things beyond all others: the cosmos and his wife Tomasina. After a sudden and tragic loss he looks to the stars for answers and journeys deep into space to keep the thing most precious to him alive. After a sell-out run in 2012, this moving tale of love, loss, space and time returns to the Unicorn with its unique blend of traditional and digital animation to delight children and adults alike. Also touring to venues nationwide this spring – see unicorntheatre.com for more details. ‘This show may be small, but it is big in every way’     The Guardian ‘A theatrical experience unlike any you will have had before’     WhatsOnStage Foyer Event FREE 29 May: Cosmic Crafts all day. Help us build the Unicorn spacecraft. 24 & 31 May: Late Night Something Very Far Away with a late bar and live music.

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Age guide 8+

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A Nick Makoha production in association with Nimble Fish

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MY FATHER AND OTHER SUPERHEROES Written by Nick Makoha Directed by Benji Reid

16 June The day my dad realised he was going to become a father, he also realised he had no idea how to be one… My dad learnt from the world around him because he didn’t have his own dad to show him the way. Then, when he found out he was going to be a father, he had to work out what it took for a man to become a hero and how a hero could be a man. Celebrate Father’s Day at the Unicorn with this heart-warming story about the trials and tribulations of fatherhood with an optional family brunch before the show.

Foyer Event £5 16 June: Superheroes’ brunch. Booking required via Box Office.

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Age guide 8+

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A Complicite co-production with Bristol Old Vic, Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse, Oxford Playhouse and Warwick Arts Centre

LIONBOY

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By Annabel Arden and Louisa Young Devised by the Company and Mike Kenny From the novels by Zizou Corder Directed by Annabel Arden

9 – 21 July Charlie Ashanti is eleven years old. He’s a perfectly normal boy, except for one thing: he can speak to cats. When Charlie’s parents are kidnapped, he sets off on a rescue mission – with a little help from a floating circus and its pride of performing lions. Award-winning theatre company Complicite presents its first show for families and young people, inspired by Zizou Corder’s best-selling Lionboy trilogy and with a cast including Adetomiwa Edun from BBC’s Merlin.  An adventure that will inspire and entertain, don’t miss this new play at the Unicorn on its only London tour dates. ‘Complicite produces the most imaginative theatre to be found anywhere.’ Independent

Magical Mechanicals £3 9–21 July: While you’re here, visit our interactive exhibition of comical beautifully made automata in the Clore Studio.

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Age guide 8+ | CP

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Ontroerend Goed, Kopergietery, Drum Theatre Plymouth and Richard Jordan Productions Ltd

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TEENAGE RIOT Directed by Alexander Devriendt

10 – 11 May Eight young people shut themselves away because they feel like it. They don’t know why exactly. In fact, they don’t know what they want or who they even are yet. But shacked up in their self-confined space there’s enough lust, frustration and irritation for them to discover that they’ll soon have to face what they are becoming. Controversial and provocative, Teenage Riot will make you question how it really feels when you grow up. Ontroerend Goed visit the Unicorn for the first time after critically acclaimed runs in Edinburgh and Europe. ‘…a liberal mockery of the woefully screwed-up world that they will soon inherit from us anxious adults.’     The Times ‘mind-blowing combination of live performance and screen imagery’     The Scotsman

Contains strong language and scenes of a sexual nature

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Age guide 14+

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Ontroerend Goed, Laika, Drum Theatre Plymouth and Richard Jordan Productions Ltd

ALL THAT IS WRONG

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By Koba Ryckewaert, Joeri Smet, Rob Van Ertvelde, Sophie De Somere, Zach Hatch & Alexander Devriendt

7 – 9 May In Once and For All she analysed other’s thoughts and burned Barbies, in Teenage Riot she shared slimming advice and saw adults as caged animals. Now Koba Ryckewaert has turned 18 and knows a lot is wrong with the world, she just needs to get her head around it. But she’s better at writing than talking, so she draws on the floor. She starts with herself: no boyfriend = lonely. Loneliness = boredom. Boredom can be solved with money, but she’s poor. Why’s her mother unemployed? Economic crisis. In All That Is Wrong, Koba faces these terrifying realities alone. But what can she do about it? She can’t solve everything, yet she can’t do nothing. What she can do is make some choices, and stick to them. ‘A living demonstration of how the act of writing, creating and describing can offer some sense of meaning; even in the most terrifying times.’     The Scotsman ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– photo Aaron De Keyzer

Age guide 14+

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Box Clever production

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ROMEO AND JULIET By William Shakespeare Adapted by Michael Wicherek with OneNess Directed by Iqbal Khan

29 April – 9 May Box Clever Theatre Company return to the Unicorn with their highly innovative and successful production of Shakespeare’s enduring and tragic tale of young love. The skilful intertwining of the original text with contemporary language creates a world in which the lovers and their fate speak directly to a 21st century audience. Highlighting the universal themes of love and hate, youth and age, passion and responsibility this unique production brings Shakespeare’s story to life.

Insight 1 May: after the 2pm performance with members of the company.

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Age guide 13+ | CP

SCHOOLS Inspire your students through our Interact programme Interact is designed to support teachers in making the most of their class trip to the theatre, providing curriculum-linked, practical and inspiring ways to explore our plays both before and after the visit.*

‘The workshop was brilliant and the children were so focused and enthused to be involved in all the activities. They are now even more excited about coming to the theatre than they were before!’ – Catherine Barnard, Primary School Teacher, Bromley

Interact consists of

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Subsidised Ticket Scheme

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The Unicorn operates a subsidised ticket scheme, which gives schools who are unable to make a visit to the theatre for financial or other reasons the chance to bring a group of children to see a play, for free or half price depending on their level of need.

Downloadable RESOURCE PACKS with ideas for classroom work FREE

Practical TEACHER CPD sessions at the Unicorn, FREE for schools that have booked tickets

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In-school exploratory DRAMA WORKSHOPS for students, £120 per class

For more information or to join our teachers mailing list, please contact our Schools Relationship Manager, Ella Macfadyen, on 020 7645 0544 or email ella.macfadyen@unicorntheatre.com Keep ahead: our schools’ brochure for 2013/14 will be out in June 2013. *Interact 2012–13 is available to accompany 1001 Nights, Liar Liar and Carnival.

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AND THERE’S MORE ‘This is a theatre that goes beyond the play itself to give guests a thoroughly fun and enriching experience.’ WhatsOnStage

Improbable and Unicorn Open Space Let’s Really Talk About Access

15 – 16 Jan | £15 For audiences and practitioners of all kinds, if you care about / get hot under the collar about / are likely to turn into the incredible hulk about the issues that come up around this subject, then this event is for you.

Bookswap

10 March | FREE A book and story swap, with creative bookmarkmaking and more, as part of the London Children’s Bookswap. Bring a book and swap it for a new one. No booking required.

Mix It Up

10 May | £3 Not quite an open-mic night, a night of performance and live music, Mix It Up is what happens when the theatre management goes home and young people take over. Come and see the best of London’s young artists on stage, for one night only: a club night for 13–19 year olds.

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Late Night Something Very Far Away

24 & 31 May The Unicorn becomes a late bar for our big kids performances of Something Very Far Away – join us for music and drinks pre-and post-show. Book online or by calling Box Office.

Superheroes’ Brunch

16 June | £5 Snacks and activities for a family day. Perfect for a father and son combo as part of your visit to see My Father and Other Superheroes. Call Box Office to book.

Storytelling Workshops

18–19 June and 16-17 July | £165 per session Join the Crick Crack Club’s Ben Haggerty for beginners and intermediate storytelling workshops aimed at adults with a love of traditional narratives (folk tales, fairy tales and myths) and an interest or experience in performance. Call Box Office to book.

Magical Mechanicals

9 – 21 July | Clore Studio | £3 Magical Mechanicals is an interactive exhibition of comical, beautifully made automata. The aim of this witty combination of art and science is to inspire and build understanding of how machines work... the drives, pulleys, ratchets and levers in these machines underpin our lives in so many ways. No booking required.

Backstage Tours

26 Jan, 23 Feb, 30 Mar, 27 Apr, 25 May, 29 Jun | 12pm | £3 Have you ever wondered what happens in the parts of the theatre you don’t see on stage? Join our Technical team on a backstage tour and find out what really goes into making a play. Book online or by calling Box Office.

Young Company

The Unicorn Young Company meets every week and is open to 11–18 year olds who live in London. For details email youngcompany@unicorntheatre.com

VISITING US

There’s more to visiting us than just seeing the show! The Unicorn organises regular pre-and post-show events and other activities for all ages to enjoy. From our scheduled insight performances iP , where you can meet the cast and ask the director questions, to our inspiration and interactive zones (open all day), we encourage everyone to come and find out more about how our shows are made, and see how you can get involved yourself. Most weekends, you will find us offering free foyer events FE , ranging from beat boxing with the Hip-Hop Shakespeare company to puppet-making classes with professional puppeteers. There are plenty of opportunities to play, make and create. The areas get messy and busy but that’s what we want! Please don’t be shy, get stuck in.

We have a new living room on level one, where you can relax over a coffee while smaller children are occupied with our toybox and soft play area. The new Unicornershop is your one-stop destination for toys, playtexts, ethically sourced treats, drinks and cakes: we are always open before and after each performance and our prices are designed to suit pocket money incomes. And whenever you buy something, you are directly supporting the Unicorn’s productions – an even better reason to treat yourself! Our staff are here to help; if you have any queries during your visit please ask.

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PERFORMANCE DIARY WESTON THEATRE JAN

Thu 31

Liar 10.30am

CLORE THEATRE PV ,

1.30pm

FEB Fri 01 Liar 1.30pm PV , 7.00pm PN Sat 02 Sun 03 Tue 05 1001 10.30am PV Wed 06 1001 10.30am PV , 1.30pm PV Thu 07 1001 1.30pm PV , 7.00pm PN Fri 08 1001 10.30am Sat 09 1001 2.00pm, 5.00pm Sun 10 1001 2.00pm Tue 12 1001 10.30am, 1.30pm Wed 13 1001 10.30am iP Thu 14 Liar 11.00am, 2.00pm iP Fri 15 Liar 2.00pm, 7.00pm FE Sat 16 1001 2.00pm Sun 17 1001 2.00pm Tue 19 1001 11.00am, 2.00pm Sensacional 11.30am, 12pm, 12.30pm, 1pm, 2.30pm, 3pm, 3.30pm, 4pm FE * Wed 20 Liar 3.00pm iP , 7.00pm Sensacional 10am, 10.30am, 11am, 11.30am, 1pm, 1.30pm, 2pm, 2.30pm FE * Thu 21 Liar 3.00pm, 7.00pm Sensacional 10am, 10.30am, 11am, 11.30am, 1pm, 1.30pm, 2pm, 2.30pm FE * Fri 22 1001 11.00am, 3.00pm Sensacional 11.30am, 12pm, 12.30pm, 1pm, 2.15pm, 2.45pm, 3.15pm, 3.45pm Sat 23 1001 2.00pm, 5.00pm Sensacional 11am, 11.30am, 12pm, 12.30pm, 2.15pm, 2.45pm, 3.15pm, 3.45pm Sun 24 1001 2.00pm Sensacional 11am, 11.30am, 12pm, 12.30pm, 2.15pm, 2.45pm, 3.15pm, 3.45pm Tue 26 1001 10.30am iP , 1.30pm Wed 27 Liar 11.00am, 2.00pm Thu 28 1001 10.30am, 1.30pm MAR

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Fri 01 Sat 02 Sun 03 Tue 05 Wed 06 Thu 07 Fri 08 Sat 09

1001 1001 Liar Liar Liar 1001 1001 1001

WESTON THEATRE

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10.30am, 1.30pm AD 2.00pm RX , 5.00pm 2.00pm AD 2.00pm, 7.00pm CP 11.00am CP , 2.00pm 10.30am, 1.30pm RX , 5.00pm 10.30am 2.00pm

FE * FE * FE *

Sun 10 Tue 12 Wed 13 Thu 14 Fri 15 Sat 16 Sun 17 Sun 24 Tue 26 Wed 27 Thu 28 Sat 30

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Tue 02 Wed 03 Thu 04 Fri 05 Sat 06 Sun 07 Tue 09 Wed 10 Thu 11 Fri 12 Sat 13 Sun 14 Tue 16 Wed 17 Thu-18 Fri-19 Sat 20 Sun 21 Tue 23 Wed 24 Thu 25 Fri 26 Sat 27 Sun 28 Mon 29 Tue 30

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Wed 01

CLORE THEATRE

1001 2.00pm FE 1001 10.30am, 1.30pm 1001 10.30am, 1.30pm 1001 10.30am, 1.30pm 1001 10.30am 1001 2.00pm 1001 2.00pm Holgado 2pm PV Holgado 2pm PV , 7pm PV Holgado 7pm PV Holgado 7pm PN Holgado 2pm, 7pm Holgado Holgado Holgado Holgado Holgado Holgado Holgado Holgado Holgado Holgado Holgado Holgado Holgado Holgado Holgado Holgado Holgado Holgado Holgado Holgado Holgado Holgado Holgado Holgado R & J R & J

2pm 2pm 2pm, 7pm 2pm 2pm, 7pm 2pm RX 2pm Carnival 11.45am PV 1.45pm PV 2pm Carnival 11.45am PN 1.45pm 2pm, 7pm Carnival 11.45am 2pm Carnival 11.45am, 1.45pm CP 2pm , 7pm Carnival 1.45pm AD 2pm Carnival 1.45pm 7pm Carnival 11.45am, 1.45pm 7pm Carnival 11.45am, 1.45pm 11am FE , 7pm Carnival 11.45am, 1.45pm 7pm Carnival 11.45am 2pm, 7pm Carnival 11.45am, 1.45pm FE 2pm Carnival 1.45pm 7pm Carnival 11.45am, 1.45pm 7pm Carnival 11.45am, 1.45pm 11am, 7pm Carnival 11.45am, 1.45pm 7pm Carnival 11.45am 2pm iP , 7pm Carnival 11.45am, 1.45pm 2pm Carnival 1.45pm 7pm 2pm, 7pm

R & J 2pm

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JAN / AUG 2013 WESTON THEATRE

CLORE THEATRE

WESTON THEATRE

Thu 02 R & J 2pm, 7pm Fri 03 R & J 11am Tue 07 R & J 2pm, 7pm All That Is 7.30pm Wed 08 R & J 2pm, 7pm CP All That Is 7.30pm Thu 09 R & J 11am, 2pm All That Is 7.30pm Fri 10 Riot 7pm Mix It Up 8pm Sat 11 Riot 2pm, 7pm Tue 21 SVFA 7pm Wed 22 SVFA 12pm, 2pm, 7pm PN Thu 23 SVFA 2pm, 7pm Fri 24 SVFA 2pm, 9pm Sat 25 SVFA 3pm, 7pm Sun 26 SVFA 1.30pm Tue 28 Friend 11.45am, 1.45pm SVFA 2pm, 7pm Wed 29 Friend 11.45am, 1.45pm SVFA 2pm FE , 7pm Thu 30 Friend 11.45am , 1.45pm SVFA 2pm, 7pm Fri 31 Friend 11.45am, 1.45pm SVFA 3pm, 9pm

JUN

Sat 01 Friend 11.45am, 1.45pm SVFA 3pm, 5pm, 7pm Sun 02 Friend 1.45pm SVFA 1.30pm Wed 12 Tube Pmld 10.45am, 1.15pm Thu 13 Tube Pmld 10.45am, 1.15pm Fri 14 Tube ASD 10.45am, 1.15pm Sat 15 Tube ASD 12.15pm, 2.30pm FE Sun 16 My Father 2pm Tube ASD 12.15pm, 2.30pm Mon 17 Tue 18 Aston Stones 2pm Tube ASD 10.45am, 1.15pm Wed 19 Aston Stones 11am, 2pm Tube ASD 10.45am, 1.15pm Thu 20 Aston Stones 11am, 2pm Tube Pmld 10.45am, 1.15pm Fri 21 Aston Stones 11am, 2pm Tube Pmld 10.45am, 1.15pm Sat 22 Aston Stones 12pm, 2pm FE * Tube Pmld 12.15pm, 2.30pm Sun 23 Aston Stones 12pm, 2pm FE *

JUL

Tue 09 Wed 10 Thu 11 Fri 12 Sat 13 Sun 14 Tue 16 Wed 17

Lionboy Lionboy Lionboy Lionboy Lionboy Lionboy Lionboy Lionboy

7pm 7pm 2pm, 7pm 7pm 2pm, 7pm 2pm 7pm 7pm

Magical Mechanicals Magical Mechanicals Magical Mechanicals Magical Mechanicals Magical Mechanicals Magical Mechanicals Magical Mechanicals Magical Mechanicals

All day All day All day All day All day All day All day All day

CLORE THEATRE

Thu 18 Lionboy 2pm, 7pm CP Fri 19 Lionboy 7pm Sat 20 Lionboy 2pm, 7pm Sun 21 Lionboy 2pm Tue 30 Wed 31

Magical Mechanicals All day Magical Mechanicals All day Magical Mechanicals All day Magical Mechanicals All day We Dance U5 11am, 1.30pm We Dance U5 11am, 1.30pm

AUG

Thu 01 Fri 02 Sat 03 Sun 04 Tue 06 Wed 07 Thu 08 Fri 09 Sat 10 Sun 11

We Dance U5 We Dance 5-7 We Dance 5-7 We Dance 5-7 We Dance 5-7 We Dance 5-7 We Dance 5-7 We Dance U5 We Dance U5 We Dance U5

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11am, 1.30pm 11am, 1.30pm 11am, 1.30pm 1.30pm 11am, 1.30pm 11am, 1.30pm 11am, 1.30pm 11am, 1.30pm 11am, 1.30pm 1.30pm

AD Audio Described Performance CP Captioned Performance FE Foyer Event (FE* indicates all performances) iP Insight After The Performance PN Press Night PV Preview RX Relaxed Performance

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SUPPORT THE UNICORN

The Unicorn serves over 70,000 children and their parents and carers every year. Your support ensures the future of our unique theatre remains secure.

Recycle your old mobile phone Recycle your old mobile phone with us and the Unicorn will receive its value as a donation. Pop it in an envelope and hand it in at our Box Office or collect a freepost envelope on your next visit. Donate when you book Add a donation when you book your tickets or simply pop your spare change in our collection box in the foyer. Donate by text Make a donation by texting UNIC12 followed by £[your donation amount] to 70070 and help us continue to make exciting and engaging work for young people. Become a Friend Unicorn Friends play a vital role in helping us create our ambitious programme of artistic, education and community work. For example: £250 £500 £1000 £5000

could sponsor two schools’ workshops could pay for all the brushes, rollers, trays and protective gloves needed to paint our sets could provide an audio-described performance for visually impaired audience members could support the development of a new play commission at the Unicorn

All our Unicorn Friends are offered access to a range of exclusive Unicorn experiences, advance news, backstage visits, family events with opportunities to meet cast & crew and much more.

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Please contact development@unicorntheatre.com to find out more about the ways you can support the Unicorn.

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At the Unicorn we are proud to lead the way in providing access to high quality theatre for young people with additional needs. The Unicorn offers an extensive range of accessible productions including Audio Described (for people with visual impairments), Integrated Sign Interpreted & Captioned (for people with hearing impairments) and Relaxed Performances (for people with autism, learning disabilities and sensory and communication disorders who will benefit from a more relaxed atmosphere).

147 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2HZ

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Train*

London Bridge

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Bus* RV1, 47, 343, 381 stop just outside the Unicorn Theatre on Tooley Street.

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Parking* Tooley Street is a red route and there is no parking available at the theatre. We

would recommend QPark Butler’s Wharf, 5 minutes walk from the theatre, for more info visit www.q-park.co.uk/parking/london/q-park-butlers-wharf Coach parking is available at Tooley Street. * Please note: due to extensive work being carried out at London Bridge station and on Tooley Street, we recommend you check for travel updates at www.tfl.co.uk before you depart.

There is an infra-red Sennheiser system in both theatres for sound amplification. Headsets can be borrowed from Box Office. There are induction loops at the Box Office, café counter and Stage Door. Captioning is provided in-house. Captioning converts the spoken word into

CAP text which is displayed on a screen, providing access to live performance for people with hearing loss. Audio Description is provided in-house and is a live commentary during the performance, describing visual aspects of the production for visually impaired audience members. Our Signed performances integrate the interpreter into the production – he or she wears a costume and moves around the stage with the actors. There is wheelchair access throughout the building and a wheelchair accessible lift to all floors. When booking tickets, please let Box Office know if you require a wheelchair space or would like to transfer to bench seating.

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Unicorn Theatre Spring & Summer 2013