1 Oct - 5 Nov 2017 Ages: 8 - adult

Beowulf

A Unicorn Production

What will you fight for?

  • By Chris Thorpe
  • Directed by Justin Audibert
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  • Weston Theatre
  • Under 18s: £8 - £12
  • Adults: £10 - £18
  • Preview Prices until 11 Oct
  • Family & Friends Offer
Ages: 8 - adult
Duration: Approx 1 hr 20 mins

★★★★ 'Pit-of-your-stomach exciting' The Stage

At the end of this tale, I’ll go to fight a dragon.
And I will be no more.

Beowulf, all-conquering monster-slayer, rock star, hero, looks back over a life and sees what? Bravery? Violence? Victory? Is there only one way to be a leader? Or is another world possible...?

Set to an immersive metal and electro-infused live soundtrack, Chris Thorpe's (Victory Condition at Royal Court) new version of this seminal text is performed by one actor recounting Beowulf’s dark, bloody and difficult journey as he prepares for battle one last time. 

Please note: contains loud music, flashing lights in parts and dry ice.

Listen to a teaser track from the show by composer Danny Saul. 
https://soundcloud.com/unicorntheatre/beowulf-teaser-track-by-danny-saul

WATCH TRAILER
 



PRODUCTION GALLERY
Photos by Graham Michael



5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BEOWULF
Interview with Writer Chris Thorpe and Director Justin Audibert

More info

'PART POEM, PART ROCK CONCERT, AND ENTIRELY EPIC' ★★★★★

'HAD THE CHILDREN ENTHRALLED' ★★★★

London Theatre 1 

'COOLEST STAGING YOU'LL EVER SEE' ★★★

Time Out

'Joyfully smart heavy metal retelling' ★★★★

The Stage

'Directed with real panache... an atmospheric score... and design that ratchets up the thrill factor'

The Guardian

'a script so lush and involving that we feel what it feels; we look wherever it points'

Sketches On Theatre

TICKET OFFERS

Preview prices 1 - 11 Nov: all tickets £10
Family and Friends Offer from 12 Nov - buy 4 tickets and save 15% (must include 1 adult / child ticket)
Weekday evenings - under 18s £10, adults £12

INSIGHT DISCUSSION: FRI 20, SAT 21 OCT

Join us for a free post-show insight discussion after these performances: 
Fri 20 Oct, 11am
Sat 21 Oct, 5pm

UNICORN LATE: THU 26 OCT, 7PM

An evening performance followed by live music in the foyer and a 3 for 2 offer on craft beer at our bar. 
All adult tickets: £12 / Under 18s: £10

FOR SCHOOLS (SUITABLE FOR YEARS 5 AND ABOVE)

School tickets from £7
Teacher CPD: Tue 26 Sep, 10am – 4pm | FREE

Download the free teacher resource pack here.

Got a question? Contact schools@unicorntheatre.com

ACCESS PERFORMANCES

Book tickets and find out more about access at the Unicorn.

If you are attending a relaxed performance, you may find our visual story helpful.

Touch tours at the Unicorn introduce visually impaired visitors to the show, its props and set. If you are attending a Touch Tour, you may find our touch tour introduction helpful. Contact our Box Office team on 020 7645 0560 to book.

Captioned performance
Sunday 29 October 2017, 14.30
Relaxed Performance
Wednesday 25 October 2017, 13.00
Thursday 2 November 2017, 11.00
Touch tours
Saturday 28 October 2017, 13.00
Tuesday 31 October 2017, 14.00

SUPPORTERS

Beowulf is kindly supported by Cockayne and The London Community Foundation 

The Team

Written by Chris Thorpe
Directed by Justin Audibert
Performer Debbie Korley
Music and Sound Composer and Performer Danny Saul 
Associate Director Leigh Toney
Set and Costume Designer Samal Blak
Lighting Designer Richard Williamson
Sound Designer David Glover

 

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