WELCOME a message from the artistic director education sector, and since It has been a year of change in the ber, I’ve been very aware of taking over as Director last Septem rs face when planning extrathe considerable pressures teache passionately that by working curricular activities. But I believe continue to invent new together, schools and theatres can ts are given opportunities to ways of making sure that studen the arts continue to play a part experience live theatre, and that in all our lives. icorn has been building a Over the last few months, the Un its unusual and innovative reputation in the national press for ighted to be able to annouce productions, and I’m absolutely del . our schools programme for 2012-3
SCHOOLS TICKETS: £10 per student (1 free teacher per 10 tickets booked) For extra savings see EARLY BIRD OFFER TO BOOK TICKETS CALL BOX OFFICE ON 020 7645 0560 FOR MORE INFORMATION AND SHOW TIMES VISIT UNICORNTHEATRE.COM Coach parking is available at Tooley Street . The coach bays provide a safe, riverside meeting place for groups close to HMS Belfast. There is also coach parking available at Southwark Street and Tower Hill.
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M Whether you are a frequ ent visitor or this is your first trip to the Unicorn want you and your class we to feel at home when yo u arrive. Each of our shows is acc ompanied by an interacti ve area in the foyer, which we encourage you and your class to visit either before or after the show. These areas are spread around the building bu t are always supervised our ushers. by We ask that inside the au ditorium, there are no ph otos, no phones and no food. We prefer not to shu sh students if there is a bit of nervous chatter bu our ushers will remove t items that rustle, flash or beep. As ever the Front of House ushers are here to help; if you have any queries during your visit please approach one of them.
JOIN US FOR A MAGICAL SHOW THIS CHRISTMAS…
25 Nov – 13 Jan
The Prince and the Pauper adapted by Jemma Kennedy from the novel by Mark Twain Running Time: 2hrs with interval
Set in a Tudor London so vibrant you can smell the potato peelings, poor Tom Canty has a chance meeting with the young Prince Edward – and by pure coincidence they find themselves catapulted into each other’s lives. A rare chance to see Mark Twain’s classic story re-imagined for a contemporary audience. Year 2+ HISTORY (THE TUDORS), LITERACY, CITIZENSHIP
UNICORN THEATRE SCHOOLS PROGRAMME 2012-13
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A MESSAGE FROM THE
AUTUMN TERM ‘12 19 sep - 16 Nov
20 Nov - 2 dec
13 - 17 FEB
5 FEB - 17 MAR
5 - 15 mar
a winter’s tale
The Tear Thief
mouth open, story jump out
year 3, 4, 5 & 6
Reception, Y1 & 2
Reception, Y1 & 2
year 2, 3 & 4
year 5 & 6
This new adaptation turns the world of the Winter’s Tale on its head. In a brilliantly funny play within a play, four performers tell Shakespeare’s story of kings, queens and bears in the forest. Playground rules meet royal politics in this introduction to Shakespeare’s late comedy.
Each night, the Tear Thief carries her waterproof, silvery sack and steals the tears of every child who cries. But what does she do with all those tears? This warm, poignant story is a thought-provoking starting point into exploring children’s emotional worlds.
A participatory theatrical game exploring the mystery and pleasure of wrapping, receiving, giving and sharing. The Present opens up young audiences’ curiosity and creativity through interaction, anticipation and play.
Shahrazad uses everyday objects to tell her sister and father stories of imagined worlds, kings, viziers and jinns as she tries to make sense of the world she knows. A brand new adaptation of the classic Persian and Arabian tales set in modern day London.
One of the UK’s leading spoken word artists, Polarbear, performs a vivid and absorbing show about the craft of storytelling. Exploring truth and invention, Mouth Open, Story Jump Out is all about how making things up can help you like a good friend - or mess you up like your worst enemy.
by Ignace Cornelissen
‘A fantastic trip! Achieved the right balance between being educational and fun. Would love to return with my class every year.’
drama, LITERACY, pshe
TEACHER BURNT OAK JUNIOR SCHOOL
‘The Unicorn produces high standard productions that are a hit with children everywhere. Excellent.’ TEACHER BRINDISHE LEE SCHOOL
a Little Angel Theatre production
LITERACY (POETRY), PSHE
by Hannah Ringham & Ansuman Biswas a BAC production literacy, pshe
directed by Douglas Rintoul
conceived & created by Polarbear a BAC production
LITERACY (STORIES FROM OTHER CULTURES), PSHE
Based on the book by Carol Ann Duffy
25 sep - 13 Nov
3 oct - 11 nov
30 JAN - 7 FEB
31 JAN - 6 mar
DR KORCZAK’S EXAMPLE
written and performed by Tim Crouch
1,000 slimy things
year 7, 8 & 9
year 10, 11, 12 & 13
History (WWII), PSHE, Drama, Citizenship
drama, theatre studies, english (Shakespeare)
year 7 & 8
year 9, 10 & 11
Is life more important than how you live it? Dr Korczak passionately advocated every child’s right to respect and understanding. Award-winning playwright David Greig’s powerful play introduces students to the Holocaust and asks questions about our rights and responsibilities.
Tim Crouch, one of Britain’s most unusual and innovative theatre-makers, re-imagines Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night from the point of view of Malvolio, in a brilliant one-man show that invites the audience to explore self-knowledge, bullying and shame.
by David Greig
SPRING TERM ‘13
LITERACY (STORYTELLING, POETRY), TRANSITION
A crumpled old man with glittering eyes stops you in your tracks and starts to tell you a story – a tale of death, doom and destruction that takes you deep down into the murky depths of your imagination. Would you dare to follow him? Based on Coleridge’s The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Resources for use in the classroom with ideas for linking the show to a broad range of curriculum and topic areas.
cpd for teachers • •
Practical, accessible and inspiring activities to link the theatre visit to the curriculum. Training in the use of drama in the classroom
Active exploration into the world of play working through drama to explore character, situation and theme.
£120 per class
Continuing Professional Development available Teacher Resources available Workshops for students available
Interact 2011-12 teacher
Drama, Theatre Studies, Citizenship
‘Extremely useful, I now have a wealth of meaningful activities to do with my children’
online teacher Resources
workshops for students
by E V Crowe
Acclaimed writer E V Crowe’s latest play is a contemporary tale about the world of Grace, a young girl who knows the truth can be dangerous. Where does her allegiance lie and where do the lies stop? E V Crowe is widely regarded as an inspiring voice for and about teenagers’ experience in Britain today.
The Unicorn offers pupils a chance to experience live theatre at its best and become confident and informed theatregoers. We also offer ways to contextualise and deepen your theatre visit:
Full day - £90 per teacher Twilight session - £55 per teacher
a Tangere Arts Production English and Drama (poetry, spoken word)
INTERACT: LEARNING & PARTICIPATION
Early B ird offer
Book for two or m ore show Friday 28 s before Septemb er and be n efit from: 25% off total tick e t p ric FREE tea cher CPD e If you bri ng shows ov the SAME CLASS to both er the ye ar we’ll g accompa ive you a nying wo n rkshop fo r FREE…
Dates for your diary Primary Teacher CPD A Winter’s Tale
Fri 14 September 10am-4pm
1001 Nights Fri 30 November 10am–4pm
Early Years CPD
Mon 19 November 10-4pm Fri 8 February 2013 10-4pm
Secondary Teacher CPD Dr Korczak’s Example
Thu 20 September 4.30-6.30pm
1,000 Slimy Things
Thu 17 January 2013 4.30-6.30pm
Liar, Liar Tue 11 December 4.30-6.30pm
more information Contact Ella Macfadyen Schools Relationship Manager ella.macfadyen@ unicorntheatre.com 020 7645 0544
A sneak preview for teachers of the shows we have programmed next Autumn and Spring.