30 May - 4 Jul 2020 For ages 3 - 8

A Unicorn and Illuminations Production

Anansi the Spider Re-spun

A new and unique digital theatre experience for ages 3 - 8.

  • Created and directed by Justin Audibert

A new and unique digital theatre experience for ages 3 - 8.

We're thrilled to announce our very first entirely digitally created theatre experience, Anansi the Spider Re-spun for ages 3 - 8, streamed in partnership with The Guardian. There are three episodes, which we are streaming for free on our YouTube channel and on The Guardian's website. One episode will be released every Saturday at 11am from 30 May, with each available on demand for the following three weeks.

Inspired by our 2019 five-star hit show, Anansi the Spider, about the infamous mischief-maker and master spinner of yarns, we've adapted these classic West African and Caribbean tales for Unicorn Online. Made with our film partner, Illuminations, we've creatively responded to the current situation - the cast film themselves in their own homes so that we can bring them to yours!

This fun online performance, featuring music, song and humour is an exciting new adventure - we hope you enjoy it as much as we have enjoyed making it.

We'll be posting more soon, in the meantime, join our e-list to get regular updates.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel
 to join the party!

More info

FREE ACTIVITIES & WORKSHOPS

Below is a free downloadable teacher resource pack with six sequences of activity that pupils could do at home.

Along with each episode, we are also releasing a free creative activity pack for families to use. And, on 30th May we're launching our free online workshop where viewers can learn a song from Anansi, send in a recording and feature in our online celebratory Anansi song party video which we'll release in July.

STREAMING DATES

Each episode will be streamed on our YouTube channel and The Guardian's website, with content available to play on demand for the following three weeks only. Subscribe to our YouTube channel today.

Episode 1: Anansi the Spider Re-spun: Brother Anansi and Brother Snake
Streamed: Sat 30 May, 11am
Available until Sat 20 Jun 8pm

Episode 2: Anansi the Spider Re-spun: Anansi and the Two Dinners
Streamed: Sat 6 Jun, 11am
Available until Sat 27 Jun 8pm

Episode 3: Anansi the Spider Re-spun: Anansi and the Pot of Wisdom 
Streamed: Sat 13 Jun, 11am
Available until Sat 4 Jul 8pm

PRESS FROM THE 2019 STAGE SHOW

★★★★★ The Stage

★★★★ The Guardian, WhatsOnStage, Time Out

'A production that is totally engaging for both its young audience and their adult companions.' British Theatre Guide for the 2019 show

CAST & CREATIVE TEAM

Cast: 
Afia Abusham
Sapphire Joy
Juliet Okotie

Creative Team:
Created and directed by Justin Audibert
Edited by Todd MacDonald
Designed by Sadeysa Greenaway-Bailey
Composed & Sound Designed by Duramaney Kamara
Movement Direction by Lucy Cullingford
Assistant Director Alice Wordsworth
Costume Supervisor Maybelle Laye

CREDITS

Unicorn Online has been made possible with the generous support of the Backstage Trust and Bloomberg Philanthropies.

Anansi The Spider Re-spun is streamed in partnership with The Guardian.

 

0 / 0
×
Go back to the show
Close