7 Jun - 9 Jul 2021 For School Years 2 - 5

A Unicorn Theatre production

Marvin's Binoculars - Schools tour

A new show about finding the big outdoors, wherever you are.

  • Created and directed by Justin Audibert

A new show about finding the big outdoors, wherever you are.

We're delighted to be touring our new show Marvin's Binoculars into London primary schools for a limited 4 week run this summer.

 

This fun and topical new show about discovering the big outdoors plays in school halls for pupils in Years 2 - 5.

 

At a time when trips to the theatre are so challenging, and have been so restricted, we're excited to bring a Unicorn show to your school with full Covid-safe processes in place.

 

Our free accompanying educational resource created with the World Wild Fund for Nature (WWF), with links to key science and geography curriculum topics, will be available to download from early May.

A digital version of the show will be available for schools we are unable to visit.

More info

About the show

Marvin loves exploring all the parks around his home in London and finding birds, bugs and animals. On his ninth birthday he's overjoyed - his very own pair of grown-up, pro binoculars! But then something terrible happens: he loses them, and to get them back, he must face the intimidating park warden.

Join Marvin as he discovers wildlife and friendship in the most unlikely places. Touching on themes of racial prejudice and self-belief, Marvin’s Binoculars is a highly engaging and vibrant show that will inspire your pupils to explore the outdoors in their local green spaces.

PRICE AND HOW TO BOOK

Price: £500 per day (up to two performances per day)

Some part and fully-subsidised performances are available for schools with a high level of need, particularly schools in Barnet, Brent, Camden, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster.

To register your interest, please read our touring information in the section below, and then email our Schools' Officer Frey at schools@unicorntheatre.com with the following information:

- Your name and the name of your school
- Your school's postcode
- Your preferred performance date(s) - please offer multiple dates if possible to help with availability
- Expected number of pupils in the audience

If you have any questions or would like to talk about the show, we're happy to chat with you - please email Frey at schools@unicorntheatre.com. Frey's working hours are Mon - Thu, 10am - 6pm.

TOURING INFORMATION

There are four performers and one Stage Manager, travelling by electric van with the set, music and props.

Minimum hall or gym needed: 10m x 12m
The show has been designed for indoor spaces, so cannot be performed outside.

Maximum audience size: 120 pupils
Following your school's bubbling system.

Show duration: 45 mins
We can perform one or two shows per day, depending on school and performance schedules.
We will need 2.5 hours in the space for one performance, including setting up and clearing the set. This will be less if the set can stay in place between two performances.

We also require:
Access to 4 electric plug sockets in the performance space
Access to a parking space
A lockable room close to the performance space that can be used as a dressing room
Access to a CSS electric vehicle charging point (desirable but non-essential)

LEARNING RESOURCES

Our accompanying educational resource (available from early May), aimed at Key Stage 1-2 teachers and families, contains activities to encourage children to connect with the nature around them and explore the biodiversity of their local green spaces.

Written by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), these resources will link with key science and geography curriculum topics, including living things and their habitats, animals including humans, human and physical geography and geographical skills and fieldwork.

 

CREDITS

With special thanks to the following Trusts and Foundations for their support of the Marvin's Binoculars schools tour:

The Boris Karloff Charitable Foundation
John Lyon's Charity
Molecule Theatre
Royal Victoria Hall Foundation
 

 

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