Extraordinary, moving and adventurous theatre for the whole family this February half term.
We have two shows on offer: The Bee in Me which explores the power of imagination and is for ages 8 - 12, and I, Cinna (the poet) - a uniquely interactive show about words, action and protest for everyone 11+.
If you haven't been here before, we're the UK's leading theatre for young audiences, based a short walk from London Bridge station. We're close to the river Thames, Borough Market and Bermondsey Street, a range of coffee shops and restraurants, and we have our own Unicornershop where we sell a range of hot and cold drinks and healthy snacks.
Weekend and half term performances are available, with tickets from £6 - £22.
We look forward to welcoming you.
THE BEE IN ME
By Roland Schimmelpfennig
Translated by David Tushingham
Directed by Rachel Bagshaw
★★★★ The Guardian
'stimulates the imagination' British Theatre Guide
'We loved it ... the young actors were fantastic, the children were all mesmerised.' Audience feedback
One ordinary child living an ordinary life. Every day the same... except for today. Today is different. Today is a game. Today they have wings.
The Bee In Me frames a day in the life of a 10 year-old from their perspective. Three actors perform as the storyteller, narrating the action as the child imagines becoming a bee and completing levels in a computer game as a way to successfully get through their day.
This dazzling, high energy, joyful yet moving play touches on the challenges of home and school life for a neglected child, and celebrates a young person discovering their inner resources - their resilience, determination and ingenuity.
'Theatre has the power to communicate important messages and difficult topics in a way that is accessible, and The Bee in Me at the Unicorn Theatre did just that.' Theatre Weekly
31 Jan - 1 Mar | For ages 8 - 12 | Duration: 1 hour
I, CINNA (THE POET)
Written and performed by Tim CrouchDirected by Naomi Wirthner
★★★★ ‘a fascinating feat of storytelling’ The Stage
★★★★ 'Crouch's pitch perfect performance' London Theatre ReviewsOne of the BBC's top 20 unmissable shows in 2020.
The poet Cinna hardly says a word in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar before he’s mistaken for someone else and torn to pieces by an angry mob. He’s Shakespeare’s unluckiest character. Now Cinna searches for the subject of his next poem and invites us, the audience, to write with him, live.
This brilliantly clear introduction to Julius Caesar is a unique and warmly engaging solo show about words and actions, art, protest and power.
Tim Crouch is an internationally renowned playwright and theatre-maker. I, Cinna (the poet) is the fifth play in a series about Shakespeare’s minor characters. Tim’s recent play Beginners premiered at the Unicorn in 2018 and won the Writers’ Guild Award for Best Play for Young Audiences.
5 - 29 Feb | For ages 11+ | Duration: approx 1 hour
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MAKE A DAY OF IT
There are plenty of family-friendly restaurants and visitor attractions in and around our local area. Here are a few of our suggestions:
Stroll through (2) Potters Field with an impressive view of the iconic (3) Tower of London and Tower Bridge, all just a two-minute walk away. Explore (4) Bermondsey Street's independent shops and restaurants, or head towards the (5) South Bank taking in (6) Borough Market and Tate Modern.