Why do we still retell Greek myths – what relevance do they have today? Why are they still important to the modern Western World?

We’re excited to present three of the most loved and enduring Greek myths for free as part of Unicorn Online for School Years 3 – 7.

This series of three new short plays by some of the UK’s most exciting writers have been creatively filmed and edited to bring theatre to life online for children. Directed by the Unicorn’s Associate Director Rachel Bagshaw, the films reinvent and reimagine the original myths enabling pupils to explore the resonances of Greek Myths to today’s world anew.

The three plays are:

Narcissus adapted by E.V. Crowe
King Midas & His Golden Touch
adapted by Vanessa Kisuule
Theseus & the Minotaur
adapted by Alexandra Wood

Greek Myths Unplugged is a perfect accompaniment to KS2 and KS3 lessons on Ancient Greece and will support critical thinking and a continuing discussion in the classroom and beyond.

Creative Educational Resources

Accompanying each short play is additional video content that explores the stories from the perspective of the ‘Chorus’, written and performed by performance poet, Deanna Rodger, who directly addresses the viewers.

The Chorus, creatively developed with children and teachers from partner schools, will guide us through each story exploring morals, ideas and themes.

In addition, we are offering a free teacher pack with a series of class activities in which pupils become the Chorus as a way to explore the myths. Activities include curriculum-linked discussion topics and lesson plans on global mythology, providing a broader context of the myths.

Register now to experience these classic myths anew in these free digital productions developed for school years 3 - 7. All registered schools will be able to access the content from 5 September 2022.

Greek Myths Unplugged is developed with the support of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Digital Accelerator for Arts and Culture.

Register here for access to our new Unicorn Online production Greek Myths Reimagined

We're asking for some extra details as part of your registration. This helps us understand the audience for our online productions, and supports future funding so we can continue to offer Unicorn Online experiences for free to schools. All data is reported on anonymously.

When you sign-up you will be emailed a link to set a password for your Unicorn Online account.

Thank you for registering to watch Greek Myths Unplugged. All registered schools will be sent details on how to watch from 5 September 2022.

If you have any questions please contact schools@unicorntheatre.com

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