21 Mar - 28 Apr 2019 Age guide: 6 - 10

A Unicorn / Theater Artemis Production (the Netherlands)

The Show In Which Hopefully Nothing Happens

How boring can theatre be?

  • Created and directed by Jetse Batelaan
  • Originally devised with cast members Martin Hofstra and René Geerlings
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  • Under 18s: £10
    Adults: £10 - £16

    Preview prices until 28 Mar

    Friends & Family Offer

    Venue: Clore Theatre in the Unicorn

Age guide: 6 - 10 Duration: Approx 1 hr

How boring can theatre be?

-The Stage, London Theatre Reviews

★★★★ ‘Confusing and above all hilarious’
- Theaterkrant

Nominated for an Off West End Award for Best Production for Young People 8+

Welcome to the most boring show in history: an actor who never gets to perform and a security guard who just hopes nothing will occur.

Created in the Netherlands, this carefully crafted, absurdist masterpiece of hope, humour and failure has been adored by critics and children across Europe, the US and Canada for the last 12 years.

Theater Artemis return to the Unicorn following the hilarious show The Man Who Knows It All (2017).

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Ticket Offers

Preview prices 21 - 28 Mar: All tickets £10
Family & Friends offer from 29 Mar: Buy 4 tickets and save 15% (must include 1 adult / child ticket and excludes other offers). 

For Schools (Suitable for years 2 - 5)

School tickets from £7 | more information
Got a question? Contact schools@unicorntheatre.com

In the Press

'If there’s a play for Britain circa March 2019, this is it.' The Stage

'Frequently hilarious occasionally profound but ultimately meaningless nonsense' Exeunt

‘Steals the heart’ VSCD Cricket Jury

'The kind of production that twists your outlook on the world' NRC Handelsblad

Cast & Creative Team

Nigel Barrett
Riad L Richie

Creative team
Created and Directed by 
Jetse Batelaan 
Set Design by Hester Jolink
Costume Design by Marike Kamphui
Lighting Design by Gé Wegman
Dramaturg by Dorien Folkers, Moniek Merkx 


Show image by Peter Schiazza


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  • How to stay awake during the performance: Attention to Detail Glasses

    This show is so boring we fall asleep before we've even finished saying the title. To stay awake throughout the performance we have developed a pair of bespoke Attention to Detail Glasses, it's a crash course in slowing down, staring into space, and appreciating silence. Download the stencil in the Youtube description.

  • Rehearsal Diary