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SHOWS Age Page –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– For everyone THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER 6+ p 15–16 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– For under 21s

A note on ages –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Age ranges (e.g. 8–10) mean a show has been created specifically with these ages in mind. Age guidance (e.g. 6+) means the show is suitable for anyone and everyone, although younger children may find the content challenging. Our Box Office can help with any questions. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Sign up for regular email updates at Unicorn Theatre @unicorn_theatre

SENSACIONAL 18mths–4 p 21 HANDA’S SURPRISE 2–5 p8 IN A PICKLE 2–5 p 13 LITTLE RED... YOU KNOW WHO! 3–5 p 20 THE ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKERS 3–7 p 10 THE PRESENT 4–6 p 14 THE TEAR THIEF 4–7 p 12 1001 NIGHTS 6–9 p 18 A WINTER’S TALE 7–10 p5 THE LEGEND OF WOESTERDAM 8–12 p4 MOUTH OPEN, STORY JUMP OUT 9–11 p 22 THE MYSTERIOUS VANISHMENT OF POBBY AND DINGAN 9+ p9 A THOUSAND SLIMY THINGS 10+ p 19 DR KORCZAK’S EXAMPLE 11–13 p6 LIAR, LIAR 13–16 p 17 I, MALVOLIO 13+ p7 BURNING BIRD 14+ p 11 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– For adults MONKEY BARS


WELCOME The Unicorn is unique in London – a theatre built specifically for audiences aged 2–21 in the heart of the city. We have two theatres and four floors of public spaces dedicated to bringing live performance to young people of all ages. Our programme this year is a mixture of classics and new work, with the theme of transformation at its centre. Some of our shows have familiar titles, and others are a leap into the unknown, inviting you to come and view the world from a new perspective. For young and old, from the UK and abroad, we hope these shows reflect the breadth and depth of the city we live in today. We are also delighted that last season’s hit show Something Very Far Away will be touring to the Festival of Art in Mechelen this September. As ever, at the Unicorn, we pride ourselves on being affordable and accessible. Full information on pricing and visiting us can be found at the front and back of this brochure. Information on insights and other free public events is listed throughout. We look forward to welcoming you to the Unicorn this year.

WAYS TO SAVE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– SEE IT FIRST

Our preview tickets are just £10 (and £15 for The Prince & The Pauper). Look for the PV sign throughout this brochure. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– MULTI-BUY SEASON OFFER 10% OFF when you book for two shows. 15% OFF when you book for three shows. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– FAMILY TICKET 20% OFF when you buy 4 tickets. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– SCHOOLS 25% OFF when you book for two or more shows. (Must be booked before Friday 28 September). –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– For all TICKET PRICES please see page 30. To book tickets or for more information call

020 7645 0560 or visit We don’t charge booking fees.

A Chris Goode & Company and Unicorn production

MONKEY BARS Directed by Chris Goode Dialogues originated by Karl James

Tue 25 – Sun 30 September When you’re a child you don’t really think... cos you like to live like a child. Doesn’t really seem you’re just going to be an adult. Like time flies by and you just want... to, like, stay as a child, but you just enjoy things, the way it goes. Award-winning writer Chris Goode asked thirty 8–10 year olds to talk about their lives, their thoughts, their world. In Monkey Bars their words are spoken by adults. Not adults playing children, but adults playing adults, in adult situations. Fresh from the Edinburgh Festival, Monkey Bars is a revelatory verbatim show that is funny, touching and endlessly surprising. This show is a Unicorn play for adults, about children. Also at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh as part of the Fringe Festival, Tue 14 – Sun 26 August. Co-commissioned by Warwick Arts Centre and The Brewhouse Theatre & Arts Centre. Supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation. Insight 26 September 7.30pm: with members of the company.


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A Studio ORKA and Kopergietery production


Fri 21 – Sun 23 September Coming to a secret location, to be announced shortly Originally created in 2008 and performed all over Europe, The Legend of Woesterdam is a love story with a difference. When the legendary city of Woesterdam lost the ability to love and became the bleakest place in the world, a man called Henk took a stand. Come and hear the story of the Woesterdam gang, who fought a world of painful silence and violent rage, armed only with clenched buttocks, the love meter and the sadness sieve – and hear how everything came right because of the longest kiss in the world. Studio Orka are a Belgian collective of designers and actors who make unusual and touching site-specific shows in out of the way places. This show is wayward, thrilling and hilarious, a true old-fashioned adventure for the modern world.

With the support of the Flemish Government, City of Gent.

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photo Phile Deprez


A Unicorn production

A WINTER’S TALE By Ignace Cornelissen Based on The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare Directed by Purni Morell

Wed 19 September – Fri 16 November A group of actors are performing The Winter’s Tale at the Unicorn. But it’s not going well. Based on Shakespeare’s late comedy, this hilarious new production turns the world of The Winter’s Tale on its head. It’s a play within a play, in which four performers present Shakespeare’s story of Kings and Queens and bears in the forest – a world of petty jealousies and playground rites, in which it’s always the servants who draw the short straw. This brilliant play explores the politics of the playground with a humour that will appeal to all ages.

Insights 3 October 10.30am & 30 October 2pm: with members of the company. Foyer Event 7 October: Theatre in a Box. Make your very own theatre in a shoebox.


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photo Hugo Glendinning

A Unicorn production

DR KORCZAK’S EXAMPLE By David Greig Directed by Ria Parry

Sun 23 September – Tue 13 November What is more important – life? Or how you live it? Dr Korczak was a Polish doctor and writer, who passionately championed every child’s right to freedom, respect and love. Dr Korczak’s Example is set in the final days of an orphanage in the Jewish ghetto of Warsaw, where food is scarce, tempers rise and everyone wants to survive. Award-winning playwright David Greig tells this powerful tale of Korczak’s refusal to abandon the young people in his care, and focuses on the human need for respect and hope, even in the face of injustice. ‘One of the most interesting and adventurous British dramatists of his generation’ Daily Telegraph on David Greig

Insights 23 October 1.30pm & 1 November 2pm: with members of the company.

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photo Hugo Glendinning


I, MALVOLIO Written and performed by Tim Crouch Directed by Karl James and a smith

Wed 3 October – Sun 11 November I’ll be revenged on the whole pack of you. Tim Crouch re-imagines Twelfth Night in a brilliant one-man show that unlocks Shakespeare’s play for new audiences and tells a timeless story of bullying, prudery and practical jokes. I, Malvolio is a charged, hilarious and sometimes unsettling rant from a man adrift in front of a cruel audience. Part abject clown, part theatre-hating disciplinarian, Malvolio asks his audience to explore the pleasure we take in other people’s suffering. This is a show for anyone who has ever been told off, called a name or fallen in love with the wrong person. Tim Crouch is one of Britain’s most innovative and respected theatremakers – and a hugely experienced exponent of Shakespeare for young people. ‘Crouch’s finest work to date… delivers an excellent explication of the Twelfth Night plot… but it does much more than that.’ Daily Telegraph

Co-commissioned by Brighton Festival and Singapore Arts Festival. Supported by BAC. Insights 4 October 1.45pm & 25 October 5.15pm: with Tim Crouch. Foyer Event 28 October: What makes a character? Creative writing workshop.


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photo Matthew Andrews

A Little Angel Theatre production

HANDA’S SURPRISE Adapted from the book by Eileen Browne Directed by Marleen Vermeulen

Tue 9 – Thu 11 October Travel to Kenya with Handa as she journeys to see her best friend Akeyo. And since you can’t visit a friend empty-handed, Handa takes seven delicious fruits as a surprise – but seven different animals have seven very different ideas. Could you resist the sweet-smelling guava, ripe red mango or tangy purple passion fruit? A blend of physical performance, puppetry, live music and song combine to create this intimate, magical production with audience participation. Back by popular demand this October to mark Black History Month. ‘Vibrant performers... singing and stomping in Swahili rhythms’ Time Out Critics’ Choice

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A Travelling Light production

THE MYSTERIOUS VANISHMENT OF POBBY AND DINGAN By Finegan Kruckemeyer Adapted from Pobby and Dingan by Ben Rice

Tue 30 October – Sat 3 November Pobby and Dingan are Kellyanne’s best friends, maybe her only friends. Her brother Ashmol hates them. They’re invisible and they make her act weird. And it’s no fun having a fruitloop for a sister. Then Pobby and Dingan go missing and Kellyanne becomes heartsick. It’s up to Ashmol to find them before she fades away completely, but where do you start looking for something you can’t even see? Based on Ben Rice’s acclaimed debut novel about how one boy’s mission to save his family unites an outback opal-mining community, this is a funny and heartbreaking story about love, loyalty and the enduring power of the imagination.

Insight 31 October 2.30pm: with members of the company. Foyer Event 3 November: Get your hands dirty with traditional Aboriginal art techniques.


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A Theatre Hullabaloo and Berry Theatre production

THE ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKERS In a new version by Mike Kenny Directed by Sarah Brigham

Tue 6 – Thu 8 November Once, there were two shoemakers who were very old and very poor; so poor they couldn’t even afford to buy Christmas presents for each other. But one Christmas Eve, just as the snow drifted down outside and the clock struck midnight, two little elves decided to spread a little bit of magic that would make a whole lot of difference. Live music, puppetry, physical storytelling and a sprinkling of elf magic combine to tell this classic tale. ‘This is children’s theatre at its best’ British Theatre Guide on Theatre Hullabaloo’s Angel

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A Synergy Theatre Project production

BURNING BIRD By John Donnelly

Wed 14 – Sat 17 November By the time Daisy gets home, everything will have changed. Everything will be different. That I guarantee you. The height of Summer. It’s Daisy’s fifteenth birthday and trouble is brewing – there’s a curfew in place, school is suspended and the city is changing. But Daisy has an important delivery to make across town. So when Morell offers her a ride in his uncle’s car, she sets off down a road from which there might be no turning back. Set against the backdrop of the London riots, Burning Bird questions the decisions we make and explores the freedoms we find when authority goes missing. Synergy Theatre Project is a groundbreaking theatre company working with prisoners, ex-prisoners and young people at risk of offending.

Insights 15 November 2pm & 16 November 7pm: with members of the company. Foyer Event 17 November: Create the next ‘Banksy’ with local graffiti artists.


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A Little Angel Theatre production in association with the Royal Exchange Theatre

THE TEAR THIEF Adapted from the book by Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy Directed by Peter Glanville

Wed 21 November – Sun 2 December Every night, in the hours between supper and bedtime, the Tear Thief soundlessly steals the tears of every child who cries. But what does she do with them all? Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy’s book The Tear Thief is magically brought to life in this beautiful adaptation, with stunning puppetry from Little Angel Theatre, and live music.

This play is based on the original story The Tear Thief text, copyright © 2007 by Carol Ann Duffy. First published in the United Kingdom in 2005 by Barefoot Books. All rights reserved Foyer Event 25 November: Puppetry workshop.

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puppet made by Jan Zalud


An Oily Cart/Royal Shakespeare Company co-production First performed as part of the World Shakespeare Festival in Summer 2012

IN A PICKLE Thu 6 December – Sun 6 January For our youngest audiences at Christmas, Unicorn favourites Oily Cart return to the Clore Studio with In a Pickle, a voyage of discovery for the very young, through the landscapes of Shakespeare’s imagination. The adventure begins in the woolly pastures of the Shepherdess and her flock of little sheep. She is having a party to celebrate the sheep shearing. When she discovers a lost baby, clues must be followed. Travel over the salty sea to the sad court, where a happy ending will be found.


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A BAC production

THE PRESENT Conceived by Hannah Ringham Created by Ansuman Biswas and Hannah Ringham

Wed 13 – Sun 17 February Join theatre-makers Hannah Ringham and Ansuman Biswas in a glorious 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. Together they wrap up the performers and explore the possibilities and meaning of gift-giving.

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A Unicorn production

THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER by Mark Twain, adapted by Jemma Kennedy Directed by Selina Cartmell

Sun 25 November – Sun 13 January

Insights 4 December & 9 January 1.30pm: with members of the company. Foyer Event 9 & 23 December: Tudor activities, delicacies and historical fun.


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You are a Prince, not a pauper. And before too long the whole of England will be in your hands... Set in a Tudor London so vibrant you can smell the potatopeelings, poor Tom Canty has a chance meeting with the young heir to the throne, Prince Edward – and by pure coincidence they find they look almost identical. Mark Twain’s classic tale of confused identities tells the story of what happens when the one is mistaken for the other: Tom Canty is forced into the world of the court and power, while Edward is cast down into a world of poverty and thieves, from which he must fight his way back to the Court. Part traditional and part fantastical, join us this Christmas for the story you’ve heard but never seen on stage before.


A Unicorn production

LIAR, LIAR By E V Crowe Directed by Blanche McIntyre

Thu 31 January – Wed 6 March Acclaimed writer E V Crowe’s latest play is a contemporary tale about Grace, a young girl who knows the truth can be dangerous. In a virtual world of texting and Xbox, her relationship between fact and reality stretches, until a series of wilder and wilder lies leads her into a showdown with the police and puts her dad on the line. Where does her allegiance lie and where do the lies stop? E V Crowe is one of the most exciting young playwrights around. Nominated for Most Promising Newcomer at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards in 2011, she won critical acclaim for her plays Kin at the Royal Court and Young Pretender at the Edinburgh Festival. Her play Hero runs at the Royal Court in 2012. She is widely regarded as an inspiring voice for and about teenagers’ experience in Britain today. Blanche McIntyre won the 2011 Critics’ Circle Most Promising Newcomer Award for Accolade and Foxfinder, both at the Finborough Theatre.

Insights 14 February 2pm & 20 February 3pm: with members of the company. Foyer Event 15 February 7pm: Live beat box and rap from some of London’s rising stars.


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photo Hugo Glendinning

A Unicorn production in association with Transport

1001 NIGHTS Directed by Douglas Rintoul

Tue 5 February – Sun 17 March What do the old stories mean to us today? Using everyday objects that you might find in your bedroom, the bookish Shahrazad transports her sister and father night after night to an imagined world of kings, viziers, and jinns. After three years of fantastical flights, her stories help them to make sense of the world they live in here in London. Douglas Rintoul directs this modern adaptation of the classic Persian and Arabian stories for younger audiences.

Insights 13 & 26 February 10.30am: with members of the company. Foyer Event 10 March: A book and story swap, with creative bookmark-making and more.

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Age guide 6–9 | PV

photo Hugo Glendinning


A Tangere Arts and the Royal Exchange Theatre co-production

A THOUSAND SLIMY THINGS Directed and composed by Lewis Gibson Adapted by Lewis Gibson and Sally Siner Based on Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s The Rime of The Ancient Mariner

Wed 30 January – Thu 7 February A wedding, a party, a perfect day. What could possibly go wrong? Beware! The Ancient Mariner is here and will be heard! His looks stop you dead, his words full of dread – he starts to tell you a tale set on the High Seas, full of doom and destruction, that takes you deep down to the murky depths of your imagination. Will you dare to follow him? And if you do, will you ever be the same again? Coleridge’s classic poem is transformed into a gothic adventure, awash with live music, songs and highly physical comedy by Tangere Arts, who have previously delighted Unicorn audiences with Hood In the Wood, A Tasty Tale and Tin Soldier (2012 Offie Award Winner). ‘The excellent Tangere Arts… a distinctive mix of storytelling, The Guardian physical theatre and live music’ Insight 6 February 11am: with members of the company. Foyer Event 3 February: Create a poetry tree and write your own verses.


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A Freehand Theatre production

LITTLE RED... YOU KNOW WHO! Fri 8 – Sun 10 February Taking a well-known traditional story (you know which!), this spell-binding play for young children follows a magical path through the woods. Freehand Theatre creates a memorable and reassuring journey with its delightful use of puppetry, colour and specially composed music. Listen to the song of the red box, watch a forest grow before your very eyes and find out how an endearing bear gets in on the action! A little colour for our younger visitors in the dark days of the new year.

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An Imaginart (Barcelona) production

SENSACIONAL Tue 19 – Sun 24 February And now for something completely different... Bring your toddler along to a sound and light show in which they are the participants. Performed on a white square, watch as your child puts on a white suit and becomes part of a digital world of ladybirds, shapes, squiggles and squarks that won’t keep still, no matter how hard you try to catch them! With a lively soundtrack and stunning visuals, Imaginart’s Sensacional is exactly that – an immersive theatre experience of senses and sensations for our very smallest audience members. Introduce your toddler to the theatre with this sensory spectacle.

Length approx. 30 minutes, adults go free Foyer Event Step or crawl into the toddler-zone, with music, dance, soft-play and baby yoga.


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A BAC production

MOUTH OPEN, STORY JUMP OUT Conceived & created by Polarbear

Tue 5 – Fri 15 March Polarbear makes things up: stories, jokes, adventures – a master maker-upper. But where did it all begin? Mouth Open, Story Jump Out is about the moment that started it all, and how one little decision set off a chain reaction that changed his life forever. International assassins, secret codes, dog-eating boa constrictors and much more fill the hole left when a father disappears and a boy discovers a talent for telling tales.

Insights 7 & 14 March 11am: with Polarbear.

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Check for more events in Spring Juliet Stevenson reads from The Tear Thief by Carol Ann Duffy

Sun 16 September | 3pm | £8 (£6) One of Britain’s best-loved actors, Unicorn President Juliet Stevenson, reads aloud from Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy’s best-seller in anticipation of Little Angel’s production. Juliet will sign copies of the audio book after the reading.


Sun 7 October | 12 – 1.30pm and 2.30 – 4pm | £5 Spontaneous creation, expression, laughter and knowledge for the curious, adventurous and brave. Drawabouts are real-life walkabout drawing experiences. Venture out into the city with the Drawabout team who will arm you with drawing boards and pencils as you unleash your creativity. Everyone has a story to tell – come and draw yours.

The Big Draw

Sun 7 October | 12 – 5pm | FREE The Big Draw is the world’s biggest celebration of drawing, and runs throughout the UK every October. Drop into the Unicorn this year and explore your creative side!


Shakespeare Schools’ Festival

16–20 October | 7pm | £8 (£6) The UK’s largest youth drama festival returns to the Unicorn. 700 schools from across the UK stage abridged productions of Shakespeare plays in their local professional theatres. Family and friends are invited to celebrate an evening’s entertainment, with four 30-minute Shakespeare plays performed each night.

Unicorn: Mix It Up

Fri 19 October | 6.30pm | £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.

An Audience with David Walliams

Fri 2 November | 5pm | £8 (£6) A one-off opportunity to hear David Walliams read from his new book and answer your questions about his writing, life and other work. Check out our website for future Audiences With... in 2013.

Backstage Tours

Monthly: Sat 29 Sep, 27 Oct, 1 Dec, 9 Feb & 9 Mar | 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.

A Right Royal Sleepover

Fri 14 December | 7pm | £50 Spend the night on stage at the Unicorn’s end of term Christmas sleepover party. £50 per child (ages 8–12) includes your ticket to The Prince & The Pauper, a Tudor banquet with the actors and a whole host of late activities backstage before you bunk down on our Tudor London set for the night. Breakfast in a bag and a gift rounds up the experience. Parents may leave children and collect in the morning, or arrange to remain present overnight for an extra £20 if preferred.

Unicorn Young Company

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

For further information, questions about access or bookings for all events, please call the Box Office on 020 7645 0560. Bookings can also be made online at


SUPPORTING THE UNICORN Membership Membership for families and individuals is £35 a year. Benefits include special events, discounts in the shop and café and free backstage tours.

Unicorn Friends Enjoy the knowledge you are making things happen! Friends support our work and receive a host of tailored benefits, including priority booking, theatre tours, special events, our Unicorn gala and the opportunity to meet the artists. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Friend £250 Supporters’ Circle £5,000 Advocate £500 Directors’ Circle £10,000 Associate £1,000 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Corporate giving Spread the message of your business’s

commitment to corporate social responsibility by supporting the Unicorn’s wide-reaching participation programme for children, or join our new scheme for corporate members and share a range of benefits with staff and clients.

Sponsor a Production This year we are inviting those considering making a major donation to support The Prince & The Pauper. Get involved in the making of this joyous family show and help us reach a new generation of first-time theatre-goers.


There are many different ways to give, so call our Development team on 020 7645 0527 or for further details about the programme that suits you.

VISITING US The Unicorn is open every day from 9.30am until one hour after the final performance of the day.

Get involved

We offer lots of pre and post-show activities for young people to enjoy. Spread over four floors, come and explore our Interactive Zone, find out how shows were made or just visit our chill-out areas and use the Wi-Fi. There are feedback walls all over the building and lots of different ways to get more out of your visit.


The Unicorn Café opens an hour before each performance. We offer reasonably priced homemade cakes and cookies, juice and healthy snacks, wine and Fairtrade tea and coffee. When you buy something you are directly supporting the Unicorn’s productions, so come and visit us and taste the deliciousness.

For small children

We have a large range of toys and activites for the very young, and welcome parents and carers in search of a nice place to sit and chat while the kids are kept busy. Please ask at the Box Office if you don’t see the toys out, and the toybox will appear! We’re open all day, so just drop in.





Sun 16 Wed 19 Thu 20 Sun 23 Tue 25 Wed 26 Thu 27 Fri 28 Sat 29 Sun 30


Tue 02 Winter Wed 03 Winter Thu 04 Winter Fri 05 Winter Sat 06 Winter Sun 07 Winter Tue 09 Winter Wed 10 Winter Thu 11 Korczak Fri 12 Korczak Sat 13 Korczak Sun 14 Korczak Tue 16 Shakespeare Wed 17 Shakespeare Thu 18 Shakespeare Fri 19 Shakespeare Sat 20 Shakespeare Tue 23 Korczak Wed 24 Korczak Thu 25 Korczak Fri 26 Winter Sat 27 Winter Sun 28 Winter Tue 30 Winter Wed 31 Winter

2.00pm PV, 7.00pm PN 10.30am iP, 1.30pm 10.30am, 1.30pm, 5.00pm 10.30am, 1.30pm 1.30pm RX, 5.00pm 1.30pm FE 10.30am, 1.30pm RX 10.30am, 1.30pm, 5.00pm 10.30am, 1.30pm 10.30am, 1.30pm CP 1.30pm CP, 7.00pm 1.30pm 7.00pm 7.00pm 7.00pm 7.00pm 7.00pm 1.30pm iP, 5.00pm 1.30pm, 7.00pm 1.30pm, 5.00pm 10.30am, 1.30pm AD 1.30pm AD, 5.00pm 11.00am, 1.30pm 11.00am, 2.00pm iP 11.00am, 2.00pm, 5.00pm


Thu 01 Fri 02 Sat 03 Sun 04

Korczak Korczak Korczak Winter

2.00pm iP, 7.00pm 2.00pm Walliams 5.00pm 2.00pm 2.00pm


Winter Winter Korczak Korczak Korczak Korczak Korczak Winter Winter

10.30am PV, 1.30pm PV 10.30am PV, 1.30pm PV 2.00pm PV 10.30am PV, 1.30pm PV 1.30pm PV, 5.00pm PV 1.30pm PV, 7.00pm PN 1.30pm 11.00am PV, 2.00pm PV 2.00pm PV



Monkey Monkey Monkey Monkey Monkey Monkey

7.30pm PN 7.30pm iP 7.30pm 3.30pm, 7.30pm 3.30pm, 7.30pm 5.00pm

Malvolio Malvolio Malvolio Malvolio

1.45pm, 7.15pm 1.45pm iP, 7.15pm 1.45pm PN 2.30pm, 7.15pm

Handa Handa Handa Malvolio Malvolio Malvolio

11.00am, 12.15pm, 2.00pm 11.00am, 12.15pm, 2.00pm 11.00am, 12.15pm, 2.00pm 7.15pm 2.30pm, 7.15pm 2.30pm

Mix It Up Malvolio Malvolio Malvolio Malvolio Malvolio Malvolio Pobby Pobby Pobby Pobby Pobby

7.15pm 1.45pm 1.45pm 1.45pm, 5.15pm iP 1.45pm IS 2.30pm IS, 7.15pm 2.30pm FE 7.30pm 2.30pm iP, 5.30pm 2.30pm, 7.30pm 2.30pm 2.30pm, 5.30pm FE


Tue 06 Wed 07 Thu 08 Fri 09 Sat 10 Sun 11 Tue 13 Wed 14 Thu 15 Fri 16 Sat 17 Wed 21 Thu 22 Fri 23 Sat 24 Sun 25 Tue 27 Wed 28 Thu 29 Fri 30


Sat 01 Sun 02 Tue 04 Wed 05 Thu 06 Fri 07 Sat 08 Sun 09 Tue 11 Wed 12 Thu 13 Fri 14 Sat 15 Sun 16 Tue 18 Wed 19 Thu 20 Fri 21 Sat 22 Sun 23

Korczak Korczak Korczak Korczak Korczak Winter Winter Winter Prince Prince Prince Prince Prince

2.00pm, 7.00pm 11.00am, 2.00pm, 7.00pm 2.00pm, 5.00pm 2.00pm 1.30pm, 5.00pm 10.30am, 1.30pm 10.30am, 1.30pm, 5.00pm 10.30am, 1.30pm 2.00pm PV 10.30am PV, 2.00pm PV 2.00pm PV 2.00pm PV, 7.00pm PN 11.00am

Prince 2.00pm Prince 2.00pm Prince 1.30pm iP Prince 10.30am, 2.00pm Prince 10.30am, 2.00pm Prince 11.00am Prince 2.00pm Prince 2.00pm FE Prince 1.30pm Prince 10.30am Prince 10.30am, 2.00pm AD Prince 11.00am CP IS, 7.00pm SO Prince 2.00pm CP IS Prince 2.00pm AD Prince 1.30pm Prince 10.30am, 2.00pm Prince 2.00pm Prince 11.00am Prince 2.00pm, 7.00pm Prince 2.00pm FE

CLORE THEATRE Elves Elves Elves Malvolio Malvolio Malvolio Burning Burning Burning Burning Tear Thief Tear Thief Tear Thief Tear Thief Tear Thief

1.30pm 10.30am, 1.00pm 10.30am, 1.30pm 1.30pm, 7.15pm 2.30pm, 7.15pm 2.30pm 2.00pm, 7.00pm PN 2.00pm iP, 7.00pm 2.00pm, 7.00pm iP 2.00pm FE 10.30am, 1.30pm 10.30am, 1.30pm 10.30am, 1.30pm 10.30am, 1.30pm 10.30am FE, 1.30pm

Tear Thief 10.30am, 1.30pm Tear Thief 10.30am, 1.30pm Tear Thief 10.30am, 1.30pm Tear Thief 10.30am, 1.30pm

Pickle Pickle Pickle Pickle Pickle Pickle Pickle Pickle Pickle Pickle Pickle Pickle Pickle Pickle Pickle Pickle

10.45am, 1.45pm 10.45am, 1.45pm 11.30am, 2.30pm 11.30am, 2.30pm 10.45am, 1.45pm 10.45am, 1.45pm 10.45am, 1.45pm 10.45am, 1.45pm 11.30am, 2.30pm 11.30am, 2.30pm 10.45am, 1.45pm 10.45am, 1.45pm 10.45am, 1.45pm 10.45am, 1.45pm 11.30am, 2.30pm 11.30am, 2.30pm




Thu 27 Fri 28 Sat 29 Sun 30 Wed 02 Thu 03 Fri 04 Sat 05 Sun 06 Tue 08 Wed 09 Thu 10 Fri 11 Sat 12 Sun 13 Wed 30 Thu 31

Prince Prince Prince Prince Prince Prince Prince Prince Prince Prince Prince Prince Prince Prince Prince Liar

2.00pm, 7.00pm 2.00pm, 7.00pm 2.00pm, 7.00pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 2.00pm, 7.00pm 2.00pm, 7.00pm 2.00pm, 7.00pm 2.00pm 10.30am, 2.00pm 1.30pm iP 10.30am, 2.00pm RX 11.00am 2.00pm RX 2.00pm 10.30am PV, 1.30pm PV

Pickle Pickle Pickle Pickle Pickle Pickle Pickle Pickle Pickle


Fri 01 Sat 02 Sun 03 Tue 05 Wed 06 Thu 07 Fri 08 Sat 09 Sun 10 Tue 12 Wed 13 Thu 14 Fri 15 Sat 16 Sun 17 Tue 19 Wed 20 Thu 21 Fri 22

Liar 1001 1001 1001 1001 1001 1001 1001 1001 Liar Liar 1001 1001 1001 Liar Liar 1001

1.30pm PV, 7.00pm PN 10.30am PV, 1.30pm PV 10.30am PV, 1.30pm PV 1.30pm PV, 7.00pm PN 10.30am, 1.30pm 2.00pm, 5.00pm 2.00pm 10.30am, 1.30pm 10.30am iP, 1.30pm 11.00am, 2.00pm iP 2.00pm, 7.00pm FE 2.00pm 2.00pm 11.00am, 2.00pm 3.00pm iP, 7.00pm 3.00pm, 7.00pm 11.00am, 3.00pm

Slimy Slimy Slimy Slimy Slimy Slimy Red Red Red

11.30am, 2.30pm 11.30am, 2.30pm 11.30am, 2.30pm 11.30am, 2.30pm 11.30am, 2.30pm 11.30am, 2.30pm 11.30am, 2.30pm 11.30am, 2.30pm 11.30am, 2.30pm

Slimy 2.00pm, 5.00pm Slimy 11.00am, 2.00pm 11.00am, 2.00pm 1.30pm, 4.00pm 1.30pm FE 11.00am, 2.00pm 11.00am iP, 2.00pm 11.00am, 2.00pm 12.00pm, 2.30pm 12.00pm, 2.30pm 12.00pm, 2.30pm


Present 1.45pm, 3.45pm Present 10.45am, 1.45pm, 3.45pm Present 10.45am, 1.45pm, 3.45pm Present 11.30am, 2.30pm, 4.30pm Present 11.30am, 2.30pm, 4.30pm Sensacional 11.30am, 12pm, 12.30pm, 1pm, 2.30pm, 3pm, 3.30pm, 4pm FE* Sensacional 10am, 10.30am, 11am, 11.30am, 1pm, 1.30pm, 2pm, 2.30pm FE* Sensacional 10am, 10.30am, 11am, 11.30am, 1pm, 1.30pm, 2pm, 2.30pm FE* Sensacional 11.30am, 12pm, 12.30pm, 1pm, 2.15pm, 2.45pm, 3.15pm, 3.45pm FE*

Sat 23 Sun 24 Tue 26 Wed 27 Thu 28

1001 1001 1001 Liar 1001

2.00pm, 5.00pm 2.00pm 10.30am iP, 1.30pm 11.00am, 2.00pm 10.30am, 1.30pm


Fri 01 Sat 02 Sun 03 Tue 05 Wed 06 Thu 07 Fri 08 Sat 09 Sun 10 Tue 12 Wed 13 Thu 14 Fri 15 Sat 16 Sun 17

1001 1001 Liar Liar Liar 1001 1001 1001 1001 1001 1001 1001 1001 1001 1001

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, 1.30pm 2.00pm 2.00pm FE 10.30am, 1.30pm 10.30am, 1.30pm 10.30am, 1.30pm 10.30am, 1.30pm 2.00pm 2.00pm

CLORE THEATRE Sensacional 11am, 11.30am, 12pm, 12.30pm, 2.15pm, 2.45pm, 3.15pm, 3.45pm FE* Sensacional 11am, 11.30am, 12pm, 12.30pm, 2.15pm, 2.45pm, 3.15pm, 3.45pm FE*

Mouth Mouth Mouth Mouth

10.30am, 1.30pm 10.30am, 1.30pm 11.00am iP, 2.00pm 11.00am, 2.00pm

Mouth Mouth Mouth Mouth

11.00am, 2.00pm 11.00am, 2.00pm 11.00am iP, 2.00pm 11.00am, 2.00pm

ON LOCATION Fri 21 Sep Woesterdam 11.00am, 2.00pm Sat 22 Sep Woesterdam 11.00am, 2.00pm Sun 23 Sep Woesterdam 11.00am, 2.00pm



Audio Described Performance


Captioned Performance


Foyer Event (FE* indicates all performances)


Insight After The Performance


Integrated Sign Interpreted Performance


Press Night




Relaxed Performance



There are no shows on Mondays








































Assistance dogs are welcome. Please let the Box Office know if you will be bringing an assistance dog to the theatre – you can take them into the auditorium or our staff can look after them for you.



























At the Unicorn we are proud to lead the way in providing access to high-quality theatre for young people with additional needs. This season we have an extensive and exciting 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



London Bridge


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


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

The nearest car park is NCP Snowsfields approximately 5 minutes’ walk from the Unicorn. For more information visit 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.


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 text which is displayed on a screen, providing access to live performance for people with hearing loss. Audio Description is provided by VocalEyes 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.

HOW TO BOOK –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– To book tickets or for more information call 020 7645 0560 or visit (no booking fee).

TICKET PRICES ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

All shows The Prince & The Pauper Adults £16 £22 Concessions £13 £15 Under 21s £10 £15 Previews All tickets £10 All tickets £15 Relaxed performances All tickets £8 All tickets £11 Groups of 10+ Every eleventh ticket free Disabled customers May bring 1 free carer –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– MULTI-BUY SEASON OFFER 10% OFF when you book for two shows. 15% OFF when you book for three shows. (Must be booked together; cannot be used in conjunction with another offer; excludes previews and relaxed performances.) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– FAMILY TICKET 20% OFF when you buy 4 tickets. (Must include at least one Under 21 ticket.) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– SCHOOLS £10 (1 teacher goes free for every 10 students paid.) 25% OFF when you book for two or more shows. (Must be booked before Friday 28 September.)

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– INDUSTRY SHOWCASES We invite our industry colleagues and visiting professionals to join us on 25–26 October and 6–7 March. Both showcases include three shows and networking opportunities with other colleagues. Tickets: £30, to book email –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– HIRE THE UNICORN The Unicorn’s theatres and backstage spaces are available for both corporate and private hire. Please see our website, call the Box Office or email for detailed information.

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– We are very grateful to the following for their support

The McGrath Trust Tim and June Gooch

Sue and Jules Green Rachel and Anthony Williams

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– The Unicorn’s Access programme is supported by


Registered charity No: 225751

photo Hugo Glendinning | design

Unicorn 2012/13 brochure  

The Unicorn is the UK's leading theatre for young audiences aged 2-21. This brochure covers September 2012 - March 2013.