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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.

Unicorn Theatre


Access Please contact us to discuss how we can support your students’ access requirements.


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.


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





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

the present

1001 nights

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


‘The Unicorn produces high standard productions that are a hit with children everywhere. Excellent.’ TEACHER BRINDISHE LEE SCHOOL

a Little Angel Theatre production


by Hannah Ringham & Ansuman Biswas a BAC production literacy, pshe

directed by Douglas Rintoul

conceived & created by Polarbear a BAC production


Based on the book by Carol Ann Duffy

25 sep - 13 Nov

3 oct - 11 nov

30 JAN - 7 FEB

31 JAN - 6 mar


i, malvolio

written and performed by Tim Crouch

1,000 slimy things

liar, liar

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




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)


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@ 020 7645 0544

Unicorn Theatre - Schools' leaflet  

A sneak preview for teachers of the shows we have programmed next Autumn and Spring.

Unicorn Theatre - Schools' leaflet  

A sneak preview for teachers of the shows we have programmed next Autumn and Spring.