Current programme

We are the UK's leading theatre for young audiences and we make shows that challenge, motivate and inspire. As we are currently closed to the public due the pandemic, we are continuing to offer young people theatre through our digital programme, Unicorn Online.

Free online theatre

Philip Pullman's Grimm Tales

Watch for free on YouTube from 5 Oct 2020 - 21 Feb 2021 | For Years 4 - 7
 

Adapted by Philip Pullman (His Dark Materials), we’re thrilled to present a deliciously gruesome selection of six theatrical readings from Philip Pullman’s Grimm Tales, re-told by an extraordinary cast. The tales will be accompanied by free CPD and resources created in consultation with clinical psychologist Dr Sarah Wassall, to address periods of transition, change and adaptation for Year 7 pupils. Find out more.

A reading of Roald Dahl's The Twits

Watch for free on YouTube now until 30 Nov 2020 | For Years 2 - 7
 

We're overjoyed to share our brand new theatrical reading of one of Roald Dahl's best-loved books about a most despicable couple, The Twits, the clever Muggle-Wump and the magnificent Roly-Poly Bird. This unabridged reading, filmed in our theatre and streamed in partnership with The Guardian, is gleeful, gunge-filled digital storytelling aimed at children in School Years 2 - 7. Find out more.

The Year 7 Project

The Year 7 Project is a free six-week scheme of learning connected to our Philip Pullman's Grimm Tales digital content that can be undertaken in the autumn or spring.

To access the Year 7 Project free resources and CPD, sign up using our online form.

Created in consultation with clinical psychologist Dr Sarah Wassall, the resources address periods of transition, change and adaptation. The project includes a live, online teacher CPD session this October and a written and digital resource pack. The project examines live and digital theatre-making with the company and explores the content of the stories - unlocking narratives around the power of ingenuity and resilience in the face of adversity.

Further below is more detailed information about the resources and CPD. If you have any queries, email Frey at schools@unicorntheatre.com.

Free CPD

Year 7 Project CPD: Philip Pullman's Grimm Tales
Thu 8 Oct 4.30pm - 6.30pm | Hosted on Zoom
Over the two hour session, we'll take you through the practical activities and the video resources. We'll also explore how the practical activities are designed to work within social distancing guidelines, and contextualise how the activities support mental health and wellbeing. The CPD will be led by Unicorn Learning Associate Cath Greenwood and Dramatherapist Sam Adams with Dr Sarah Wassall.

To book a free place on a CPD, please sign up using the form above.
 
‘The impact of the CPD has been amazing. It has enabled me to develop my drama skills in a way which is inclusive, enjoyable and above all, a way of maximising learning.’ Teacher, 2016

Resources

Year 7 Project Grimm Tales resources - available from 1 October

The resources use the 'Hansel and Gretel' story as a stimulus for pupils' own creative exploration. Resources include short videos with the the company in which they talk about their roles and set students creative tasks.

These activities have been informed by existing evidence based practice drawn from narrative therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, collective trauma, and educational psychology theories regarding metacognition.

To access the resources, sign up to the Year 7 Project using the form above.

Testimonials

‘The CPD was incredibly useful. Just having the space to think about the themes and best ways of presenting them is a luxury. All the fantastic activities presented make it so easy to build into the term and to get the most of the experience.’
 
‘Love, love, love your cpd and your resources. I'll be fighting to protect these trips in the face of budget cuts.’ 
 
‘One of the best quality courses I have ever been on. I do not come from a theatrical background but I found the activities amazing – accessing parts of my brain that aren’t normally used. It has really helped to improve my confidence in general.’ 
 
‘The impact of the CPD training has been amazing. as a teacher, it has enabled me to develop my skills teaching drama in a way which is inclusive, enjoyable and above all, a way of maximising learning.’ 

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