5 Feb - 29 Feb 2020 Age guide: 11 - 14

A Unicorn Production

I, Cinna (the poet)


  • Written and performed by Tim Crouch
  • Directed by Naomi Wirthner
Book tickets now 5 Feb - 29 Feb 2020
  • Under 18s: £10 - £12
    Adults: £10 - £18
    Offers: Multi-buys & previews
    Clore Theatre in the Unicorn

  • 5 Feb 2020 Wed 10.30 AVAILABLE
  • 6 Feb 2020 Thu 11.00 LIMITED AVAILABILITY
  • 7 Feb 2020 Fri 10.30 AVAILABLE
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Age guide: 11 - 14
Duration: Approx 1 hr


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.


For National Poetry Day 2019, we spoke to Tim Crouch about I, Cinna (the poet). Go to our news page to read it. 

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★★★★★  ‘A properly grown-up piece of children’s theatre that reaches across the generation’ Time Out on Beginners, 2018

‘A thought provoking piece about the ease with which an ordinary person can get caught up in things beyond his control.’ (WhatsOnStage, on the RSC production of I, Cinna (the poet) in 2012)


Suitable for School Years 7 - 9
Tickets £10 / Non-fee schools offers from £7
Free schools' resource pack online & to download
Free teacher CPD: Thu 16 Jan, 4.30 – 7pm
Enquire about booking a free post-show talk
Got a question? Contact schools@unicorntheatre.com


Join us after the 6pm performance on Wed 19 Febor after the 7pm performance on Thu 27 Feb. No booking required.


Tickets: £10 - £12 under 18s / £10 - £18 adults (termtime dates offer lowest prices, weekends at top price. Holiday dates 15 - 23 Feb)


Previews (5 - 12 Feb): £10 under 18s / adults

Multi-Buy Offer: save 15% by booking two or more different shows in our Aug '19 - Jul '20 season at the same time.

Offer applies automatically at checkout & is subject to availability. Excludes workshops/events & other offers. Where you have different numbers of tickets across shows, the discount may only apply to part of your booking.


Originally commissioned by the RSC as part of the 2012 World Shakespeare Festival

Photo by Peter Schiazza


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