About Anansi The Spider Re-spun - Digital Theatre

The popular digital show returns for Black History Month.

Created and directed by Justin Audibert

Our enormously popular digital theatre experience Anansi the Spider Re-spun for ages 3 - 8, is returning for Black History Month this October.

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 filmed themselves in their own homes so that we can bring them to yours!

The Anansi videos are accompanied by free creative learning resources for teachers and a free family activity pack for home learning.

Anansi the Spider Re-spun can be watched online within the UK only 1 - 31 October 2021.

5 Stars

A Younger Theatre


Created within the context of the Black Lives Matter movement, our free digital resource has been specifically designed to support teachers in using creative storytelling and drama activities whilst offering pupils opportunities to play and explore Anansi's world and to reflect on the importance of these stories in our shared culture and history.

To download our free Anansi learning resource visit our resources page.


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


  • Afia Abusham
  • Sapphire Joy
  • Juliet Okotie

Creative Team

  • Creator and Director Justin Audibert
  • Editor and Technical Director Todd MacDonald
  • Designer Sadeysa Greenaway-Bailey
  • Composer and Sound Designer Duramaney Kamara
  • Movement Director Lucy Cullingford
  • Assistant Director Alice Wordsworth
  • Costume Supervisor Maybelle Laye