A Unicorn Production
LET’S DISCUSS THIS LIKE ADULTS.
- Written and directed by Tim Crouch
- Designed by Chloe Lamford and Camilla Clarke
- Music by Nick Powell
★★★★★ 'one of the liveliest and sharpest pieces of theatre you’ll see this year' Time Out
Beginners bɪˈɡɪnəs / plural noun
PRODUCTION GALLERY Photos by Hugo Glendinning
Preview prices 20 - 28 Mar: all tickets £10
Family and Friends Offer from 29 Mar: Buy 4 tickets and save 15% (must include 1 adult / child ticket)
Weekday evenings: Under 18s £10, adults £12
INSIGHT DISCUSSIONS: SAT 31 MAR, SAT 7 & SAT 12 APRIL
Join us for a free post-show insight discussion after these performances:
Sat 31 Mar, 2pm & 7pm
Sat 7 Apr, 7pm
Thu 12 Apr, 2pm & 7pm
IN THE PRESS
★★★★★ 'a properly grown-up piece of children’s theatre that reaches across the generations' Time Out
★★★★★ 'faultless and true in its child’s-eye view' Sunday Times
★★★★ 'watching it – and the play within the play that the children stage – we expand our belief in what’s possible and how we can overcome what life throws at us. Even if we still feel like beginners.' The Guardian
★★★★ 'single handily one of the most well written and emotive pieces of children’s theatre this reviewer has ever had the pleasure to watch.' The Reviews Hub
★★★★ ‘a gorgeously generous gesture’ - What’s on Stage
★★★★ 'a colourful statement on the power of imagination, which highlights the complexities of growing up and expands our own perceptions on what's actively possible if we just believe.’ - Broadway World UK
'a theatrical feat of the most magical kind' - A Younger Theatre
'I thought it was brilliant, absurd, poignant,
touching, nostalgic, funny, unpredictable.'
'It challenges you to work out what's happening - much as the characters are challenged by their circumstances - and ultimately leaves you with a very positive message about life, which is really fun!'
'It had laugh out loud funny bits and moments when I was forcing back the tears'
'As it progressed... the show became more and more funny, insightful and emotional to watch. The visual effects were very good and added to the experience.'
'For a 47 year old mother to see with her children and then be able to discuss it was an incredible opportunity to talk about all the things that matter to us, friendships, how we change and develop as we grow, kindness, death....... it had absolutely everything!'
FOR SCHOOLS (SUITABLE FOR YEARS 4 AND ABOVE)
Book tickets and find out more about access at the Unicorn.
Cast & Creative Team
Lucy Pandora Colin
Bart Rob Das
Joy Jacqui Dubois
Nigel Neil D'Souza
Sandy Amalia Vitale
Children Atinuke Akinrinade, Ethan Dattani, Nekisha Eric, Rowan Davies-Moore, Archie MacGregor, Ella Scott, Emilija Trajkovic, and Milan Verma.
Writer & Director Tim Crouch
Set & Costume Designer Chloe Lamford & Camilla Clarke
Composer Nick Powell
Lighting Designer Zoe Spurr
Assistant Director Tom McClane