A Unicorn Production
I, Cinna (the poet)
WRITE A REVOLUTION.
- Written and performed by Tim Crouch
- Directed by Naomi Wirthner
Under 18s: £10 - £12
Adults: £10 - £18
Offers: Multi-buys & previews
Clore Theatre in the Unicorn
21 Feb 2020 Fri 14.00LIMITED AVAILABILITY
22 Feb 2020 Sat 13.30SOLD OUT
22 Feb 2020 Sat 18.00LIMITED AVAILABILITY
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Duration: 1 hr 10 mins
WRITE A REVOLUTION.
★★★★ 'Crouch's pitch perfect performance' London Theatre Reviews
The poet Cinna hardly says a word in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar before he’s mistaken for someone else and torn to pieces by an angry mob. He’s Shakespeare’s unluckiest character. Now Cinna searches for the subject of his next poem and invites us, the audience, to write with him, live.
WHAT AUDIENCES ARE SAYING
IN THE PRESS
★★★★ 'Naomi Wirthner’s dynamic direction keeps the show pulsing along while still leaving room for Crouch’s lyricism to linger on the ear.' The Stage on I, Cinna (the poet) in 2020
★★★★ ‘There is something in this show for all ages. I Cinna (the poet) is about words and obedience and power, politics and language and equality.’ What's On Stage
★★★★ ‘…stimulates and provokes.’ London Theatre Review
★★★★ ‘It’s a finely crafted introduction to the work, boldly presented in Naomi Wirthner’s production’. London Theatre 1
‘… a play that tells us the plot of Julius Caesar as a way to tell us that politics has everything to do with poetry, actually.’ Exeunt
WRITER GUEST BLOG
Theatre-maker, Tim Crouch writes about his view that we, as a society, don't value theatre for children enough. This is a subject very close to our hearts at the Unicorn and Tim's piece beautifully sums up our mission and all that we are fighting to change.
'We must [...] hold a society (and a culture) to account that rates creativity in the young so low and treats art for young people as secondary.' Read the full blog on Broadway World
WRITE YOUR POEMS, SEND THEM OUT!
We hope that you will be inspired by this show to write further and to write your own poem. If you do, we would love to see what you have written, add your poem to our website and share it with the world. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your poem and your name (if you would like it included). All poems will live here. We may share your poem on our social media channels or e-newsletter, please let us know if you would prefer for your poem to not be shared in this way.
FREE POST-SHOW TALKS
Join Tim Crouch and other members of the I, Cinna (the poet) company after the 6pm performance on Wed 19 Feb, and after the 7pm performances on Thu 27 Feb and Fri 28 Feb. No booking required.
Tickets: £10 - £12 under 18s / £10 - £18 adults (termtime dates offer lowest prices, weekends at top price. Holiday dates 15 - 23 Feb)
WAYS TO SAVE
Previews (5 - 12 Feb): £10 under 18s / adults
Multi-Buy Offer: save 15% by booking two or more different shows in our Aug '19 - Jul '20 season at the same time.
Offer applies automatically at checkout & is subject to availability. Excludes workshops/events & other offers. Where you have different numbers of tickets across shows, the discount may only apply to part of your booking.
Suitable for School Years 7 and above
Tickets £10 / Non-fee schools offers from £7
Free schools' resource pack online & to download
Free teacher CPD: Thu 16 Jan, 4.30 – 7pm
Enquire about booking a free post-show talk
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CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM
Production photos by Helen Murray