Tag: Theatre

Cinderella

Published on 10th October 2019

The Quay Players Musical Theatre is very excited to announce that their 2019 Christmas pantomime will be Cinderella, performing at the Greenwood Theatre, London Bridge on 19th to 21st December. Cinderella is the magical tale you all know with plenty of added high jinks and modern twists. Performances: Thursday 19th December 2019 – 7.30pm Friday 20th December 2019 – 7.30pm Saturday 21st December 2019 – 2.30pm Saturday 21st December 2019 – 7.30pm Tickets: https://quayplayers.org.uk/tickets

Oscar Wilde’s The Canterville Ghost

Published on 23rd September 2019

This wonderfully witty, delightfully spooky retelling of Oscar Wilde’s 1887 comic novel is brought to life this Christmas at the Unicorn Theatre with spine-tingling magic, spectacular illusions and ghoulish effects. Mr and Mrs Otis and their boisterous children arrive from America to move into Canterville Chase – a rather old, rather creepy Gothic mansion. Of course, like all the best old mansions, the Chase comes with its own ghost – the rather tormented Sir Simon Canterville. The spectral knight does his best to spook the trespassers from his ancestral home, but his ghostly machinations hold no fear for this rational modern family. Sir Simon succumbs to utter despair until he meets young Virginia Otis, who sees him for who he really is… For ages 7+ More Information and Tickets

Maggot Moon

Published on 20th September 2019

“THE BEST THING WE HAVE IS OUR IMAGINATION…” Based on the novel by Sally Gardner Adapted for the stage by Jemma Kennedy Directed by Jesse Jones Ages 9-13 The Unicorn is bringing Sally Gardner’s dazzlingly original and award-winning dystopian novel to the stage. Using live drawing, cameras and projection, this world première expresses the world of the book and the extraordinary spirit of its main character, 15-year-old Standish Treadwell. In a sinister 1950s Britain, dark government forces are at work and spies and surveillance are everywhere. Standish tells us his story as he begins to unravel the dark secrets of the violent and oppressive Motherland and form a plan to try save his best friend and uncover the truth, no matter what. I keep wondering what if. What if the football hadn’t gone over the wall? What if Hector had never gone looking for it? What if he hadn’t kept the dark discovery to himself? Then I suppose I would be telling another story. The ‘what ifs’ are as boundless as the stars. This is an utterly gripping and deeply moving story for young audiences about protecting the ones you love, and the courage it takes to do the right thing. Tickets and more information 

Two Ladies at the Bridge Theatre

Published on 08th July 2019

The Bridge Theatre’s latest production Two Ladies features award-winning stage and screen actor Zoë Wanamaker who is reunited with director Nicholas Hytner for her Bridge debut. As their husbands clash over an international crisis, the first ladies of France and America find themselves alone together in a side room. Friends, or enemies? When the stakes are so high, can they trust each other? Can they trust their husbands? Irish playwright Nancy Harris won acclaim for Our New Girl at the Bush and the Stewart Parker award for her first full-length play No Romance in 2012. General Information Ticket Prices £69.50, £55, £39.50, £25, £15 Reduced prices for previews & midweek matinees Premium tickets available Book tickets Performance Schedule Monday to Saturday 7.30pm, Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm

Aesop’s Fables

Published on 11th June 2019

ALL THE MOST INTERESTING THINGS ARE AMBIGUOUS. Directed by Justin Audibert and Rachel Bagshaw 4-7 years and 8-12 years As far as we know, Aesop was a slave and storyteller who lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 564 BC. But although we don’t know much about the man himself, we do still have over 725 of his stories – passed down from generation to generation. We considered doing all 725 fables and then thought better of it. What we’ve done instead is asked a few of our favourite writers to select one fable and to re-tell it for today’s audience. The Unicorn is presenting two versions of the results: one for ages 4-7 and one for ages 8-12.  This production is a celebration of young and old, ancient and new – a tribute to how fresh, bold and vibrant the classics remain today. Plays in this show are: Filberts by Chris Thorpe, 2 Goats byNaomi Iizuka, Dog and Wolf by Kaite O’Reilly, [To Be An Ox] And Other Possible Aspirations by Somalia Seaton (with help from Ava Uzokwe), andThe Wolf & The Shepherd by Chris Goode. See unicorntheatre.com/whatson

Dido at Unicorn Theatre

Published on 23rd April 2019

English National Opera and the Unicorn join forces for the very first time to create a new production of Purcell’s powerful and emotional masterpiece, Dido and Aeneas, for teenagers and adults. Belinda is the only child of Dido. A teenager like any other, in any big city. The audience watch through her eyes as her mother – heroine, feminist icon, modern parent – slowly starts to fall apart, with tragic consequences. Directed by the Unicorn’s former Artistic Director Purni Morell and conducted by ENO’s Valentina Peleggi, this contemporary production will be an incredible first experience for some, and for others a chance to see a familiar and much-loved opera in a new light. Sung in English. Book tickets 

The Polar Bears Go, Go, Go!

Published on 04th March 2019

The Unicorn Theatre invites you to join the two very loveable but slightly hapless Polar Bears on their holiday adventures. Will they ever reach their destination? Or are they just going around in circles?  Have your ticket ready, find your seat, fasten your seatbelt and anchors aweigh – take off and go, go, go! The Polar Bears return to the Unicorn following the hit shows The Polar Bears Go Wild (2015) and The Polar Bears Go Up (2016). The pair create smart, sharply observed comic performances for our youngest audiences. Find out more 

Icarus at the Unicorn Theatre

Published on 07th January 2019

The Unicorn Theatre introduces their first production of 2019; Icarus. “WHERE THE WATER ENDS AND THE SKY BEGINS, THAT’S WHERE I’LL FLY.”   By Katrin Lange Translated by Purni Morell Directed by Cressida Brown His family is falling apart and he feels powerless to help. His father is far away across the sea, forced to work for the tyrannical King Minos, and is unable to return. Icarus makes a decision: it’s time to take control of their fate. But what can one boy do against injustice? Can he save his family or will he crash and burn? With epic storytelling and spectacular stagecraft, Icarus is a modern, fun and adventure-filled retelling of the ancient myth. Tickets  

My Name is Lucy Barton at The Bridge Theatre

Three-time Academy Award and four-time Tony nominee Laura Linney makes her London debut as Lucy Barton in The Bridge Theatre’s June production.  Unsteady after an operation, Lucy Barton wakes to find her mother sitting at the foot of her bed. She hasn’t seen her in years, and her visit brings back to Lucy her desperate rural childhood, and her escape to New York. As she begins to find herself as a writer, she is still gripped by the urgent complexities of family life. Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout’s best-selling short novel, a haunting dramatic monologue, captivated readers in 2016. “Deeply affecting, heartbreaking. A powerful storyteller immersed in the nuances of human relationships, weaving family tapestries with compassion, wisdom and insight.” The Observer Book tickets.

Alys, Always at the Bridge Theatre

Published on 03rd January 2019

Joanne Froggatt and Richard Glenister star in Alys, Always, premiering at the Bridge Theatre on 25th February. Lucinda Coxon, the writer behind 2015 film The Danish Girl, adapts Harriet Lane’s debut novel in this gripping psychological thriller.  Frances works on the books pages of a Sunday newspaper. She’s quiet and capable, but nobody takes much notice: her face is pressed to the window, on the outside, looking in. One evening, driving back to London after visiting her infuriating parents, she comes across an upturned car crumpled on the side of the road. She waits with the injured driver, Alys Kyte, until the ambulance arrives. Later, when Alys’s famous family gets in touch, Frances finds herself for the first time ushered into the world on the other side of the window. And she begins to wonder: what would it take to become a player? Book tickets