5 Oct - 31 Mar 2021 Age guide: 8 - 12

A Unicorn and Illuminations Production

Philip Pullman's Grimm Tales online

New theatrical readings of deliciously gruesome tales.

  • Based on the book by Philip Pullman
  • Directed by Justin Audibert, Rachel Bagshaw, Polly Findlay, Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu, Ola Ince and Bijan Sheibani

New theatrical readings of deliciously gruesome tales.

Enter a perilous world of murderous step-mothers, devious Kings and fearless children…

Adapted by Philip Pullman (His Dark Materials), we’re thrilled to present a deliciously gruesome selection of six theatrical readings from Grimm Tales, re-told for the whole family by an extraordinary cast.

These classic fairy tales, distilled from centuries of storytelling, are timeworn but honed for the next generation to discover anew. Our selection includes classic favourites with new discoveries, and takes us to the very heart of imagination and speaks of the things it finds there - fear, courage, compassion and wonder.
 
As part of Unicorn Online, during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are offering a range of free online theatrical experiences that we hope will be enjoyed by children across London, the UK and beyond.

The tales are free to watch on our YouTube channel until 31 March 2021.

More info

The Year 7 Project - Free learning resource

The Year 7 project is a transition project, exploring the stories and pupil wellbeing.

Our free learning resource pack uses the story 'Hansel and Gretel' as a stimulus for pupils' own creative exploration. Resources include short videos with the company, in which they talk about their roles and set students creative tasks.

The activities address periods of transition, change and adaptation and have been informed by existing evidence based practice drawn from Dyadic Developmental Practice, Compassion Focused Therapy, Polyvagal Theory and Narrative Therapy.

Many of the activities can be adapted for classroom or home-learning.

To access the resources, visit our Grimm Tales learning page.

If you have any queries, email Frey at schools@unicorntheatre.com

CAST & CREATIVE TEAM

Cast

Nadia Albina
Le Gateau Chocolat
Rory Kinnear
Kayla Meikle
Colin Morgan
Cecilia Noble
Amy Trigg
Andy Umerah
Susan Wokoma

Creative Team

Directed by: Justin Audibert (Hansel and Gretel), Rachel Bagshaw (Rumpelstiltskin, Little Red Riding Hood, The Shoes that were Danced to Pieces, Briar Rose), Polly Findlay (The Devil With The Three Golden Hairs), Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu (The Boy Who Left Home To Find Out About The Shivers), Ola Ince (The Brave Little Tailor) and Bijan Sheibani (Cinderella)

Designer Charlotte Espiner 
Composer & Sound Designer Jon McLeod
Director of Photography Phil Cooper and Tom Wootton
Editors Todd MacDonald and Joe Young
Assistant Director Rohan Gotobed

CREDITS

Image by PaperNoodle

As part of Unicorn Online, during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are offering a range of free online theatrical experiences that we hope will be enjoyed by children across London, the UK and beyond.

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

Backstage Trust and Bloomberg logos

 

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