24 Jan - 2 Apr 2016 For ages 8+

A Unicorn production



  • By Adam Peck
  • Directed by Tarek Iskander


'...a fantastic piece, and well worth a visit, no matter what age or level of classical awareness.' - Theatre Bubble 

'Absolutely brilliant performance...My son loved it, scary, funny, fantastic villainy. Highly recommended to all' @gary_colman 
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In Crete, in an impossible labyrinth, lives a fearsome and lonely beast with the head of a bull and the body of a man. Only his sister Ariadne cares for him, and she dreams of setting them both free from the rule of their selfish father, the King.

But when Ariadne sees her chance to escape, she makes a terrible pact with the enemy’s son that will change everyone’s future for better or for worse.

This playful, clever retelling of the well known Greek myth will be an action-packed treat from the writer of the Unicorn’s highly successful 2013 Christmas show, Cinderella: A Fairytale.

Minotaur was first performed at Bristol Old Vic in Feb 2014.



PRODUCTION PHOTOS (photography by Richard Davenport):

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*SOLD OUT* 26 Mar and Tue 29 Mar: Myths and Legends events

Take part in a post-show workshop that explores Myths and Legends through some truly dramatic games! Create your own Godly symbol and join the ranks of Zeus and Medusa.

These events are part of UP Club+, tickets are £5 per child. Place are limited so book soon to avoid disappointment.

Insight discussion, Fri 19 Feb

Director, Tarek Iskander will be discussing the show after the 3pm performance on Fri 19 Feb. 

Access performances

Read the Minotaur visual story. Book tickets and find out more about access at the Unicorn.

Captioned performance
Wednesday 10 February 2016, 13.30
Relaxed Performance
Friday 5 February 2016, 11.00
Saturday 6 February 2016, 15.00

For schools (suitable for years 3 - 6)

School tickets £10 with every eleventh ticket free.
Teacher CPD: Fri 27 Nov 10am-4pm (free).
Download the accompanying resource pack
In-school workshops available (£120 p/class).

Got a question? Contact schools@unicorntheatre.com

...a fantastic piece, and well worth a visit, no matter what age or level of classical awareness

Theatre Bubble

It’s meaty stuff, and it’s not afraid of ambiguity or complexity.

The Guardian

...fascinating and well staged production - at times dark and foreboding, and at times full of humour but there is drama and tension throughout.

South London Press

The minotaur has an unnerving presence...it sets the young audience squealing with disturbed delight



Minotaur is Kindly Supported by:

  • Stavros Niarchos Foundation
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  • Rehearsal Gallery

    Step backstage and into the rehearsal room. Photos by Laura Matthews