Tag: Theatre

Seesaw at Unicorn Theatre

Published on 08th February 2018

Being little can be hard work. There are holes to dig, sand castles to make, treasures to find, adventures to be had. It’s much easier when you have a friend to help. But what if making friends is hard work too? Seesaw explores the push and pull of friendship, and the ups and downs of being very young. DEALCARD OFFER: Save 20% on all half term performances (excluding 14 Feb 1.30pm) using promocode TLB20 when booking online, in person or calling our Box Office on 0207 645 0560. Tickets usually £10 – £12 (under 18s) and £16 – £18 (adults).  


Published on 15th January 2018

Othello, the bold, brash, confident solider, and Desdemona, the Senator’s daughter, are truly in love – but not everyone is happy about it. And that is where the problem begins and tolerance ends.  Inspired by William Shakespeare’s great tragedy, this is a modern, funny and inspired play by Belgian playwright Ignace Cornelissen (Henry the Fifth, The Hunting Lodge) that brings the story of Othello to life for younger audiences and reflects on the nature of relationships, friendships and how our flaws and feelings can blind us to the truth. Ticket Offers Preview prices 3 – 8 Feb, all tickets £10. Family and Friends Offer from 9 Feb – buy 4 tickets and save 15% (must include 1 adult / child ticket) At the Unicorn Theatre By Ignace Cornelissen | Inspired by William Shakespeare | Directed by Ian Nicholson Find out more/ book tickets 

January Diary

Published on 03rd January 2018

Julius Ceasar – The Bridge Theatre – Opens January 20th Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital.  Nicholas Hytner’s production will be in promenade, thrusting its audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake Tickets from £15   An Evening with Revival Retro – Fashion & Textile Museum – January 18th Join the Fashion & Textile Museum for the last Thursday late of Louise Dahl-Wolfe: A Style of Her Own. The Revival Retro Boutique specialises in modern reproductions and reinterpretations of early 20th century fashions. Their models will be showcasing a selection of 1930s, 40s and 50s vintage inspired clothing during the evening. Guests are encouraged to dress up for the occasion in your very best vintage attire. Shop your look ahead of time: www.revival-retro.com Free event with exhibition entry (£9.90)      Dry January – Vivat Bacchus Style! – Vivat Bacchus – 15th January  Join Vivat Bacchus as we taste a selection of lighter, dry wines that still do the job! Taste their very own VB Chenin Blanc, Paul Cluver Pinot Noir, Graham Beck Brut NV, Parallel 45 Grenache Syrah and more.  Price £10pp (January offer: £5 discount on usual price) To book e-mail londonbridge@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call 020 7234 0891     Woodcuts from Wonderland – Eames Fine Art – 11th -28th January View the original iconic woodcut illustrations for Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland Through the Looking Glass by John Tenniel. This intimate exhibition hosted by Eames Fine Art Gallery showcases designs created in the 1860’s, which the Brothers Daziel went on to translate into wood engravings. Tenniel went on to receive a knighthood in 1893. Contact to request tickets   More January Events 5th January – Pocket Jukebox ft Tabitha Gazele & Jasmine Duxbury – Oblix East 9th January – VB’s Wine, Cheese & General Knowledge Quiz – Vivat Bacchus 12th – 20th January – Wild Life FM – Unicorn Theatre 26th January – Brighton Rocks with Michael Bremner – The Coal Shed 29th January – Cheese at London Bridge – Vivat Bacchus 31st January – Gastrotours: A Taste of Borough Market – Borough Market From 22nd January – Burns Night at The Horniman at Hays – Horniman at Hays From 26th January – Seesaw – Unicorn Theatre Until January 13th – The Arborealists- The Art of Trees 2017 – Art Bermondsey Project Space Until January 28th – Gilbert & George, The Beard Pictures and their Fuckosophy – White Cube Until January 21st – Louise Dahl-Wolfe A Style of Her Own – Fashion & Textile Museum Every Wednesday – Weekly Quiz with Dimbleby Cancer Care – Draft House Tower Bridge Every Wednesday and Saturday – Yoga in The Walkways – Tower Bridge Every Saturday and Sunday – Market Day – Maltby Street Market Throughout January – 50% food at The Coal Shed – The Coal Shed Throughout January – The UK’s Highest Virtual Reality Experience – The View From The Shard     

Julius Caesar at The Bridge Theatre

Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital.  Nicholas Hytner’s second production at the Bridge Theatre promises to be action packed, thrusting its audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake. Ben Whishaw and Michelle Fairley play Brutus and Cassius, leaders of the coup, David Calder plays Caesar and David Morrissey is Mark Antony, who brings Rome back under control after the conspirators’ defeat. With seating wrapped around the action, there will also be 250 promenading tickets at £25 available in advance for each performance. The production designer is Bunny Christie, with costumes by Christina Cunningham, lighting by Bruno Poet and music by Nick Powell. 20th January – 15th April Book Tickets Ticket Prices Seated tickets: £65, £50, £35, £25, £15 Standing Tickets: £25 (£15 Young Bridge Members) Reduced prices for previews and midweek matinees Premium tickets available Performance Schedule Tuesday to Saturday 7.45pm, Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm & Sunday 3pm Length 2 hours (no interval) Additional Information Performances will contain flashing lights and gun shots  

The Coal Shed

Published on 13th October 2017

Hailing from Brighton and born from the love of cooking the finest meat and seafood over fire, The Coal Shed Restaurant London is located at One Tower Bridge on the banks of the River Thames.  Open seven days a week, 12noon until 10pm, the restaurant uses the highest quality ingredients, sourced as locally as possible. For those dining before a show at The Bridge Theatre or wanting an express lunch, the restaurant’s pre theatre menu is available from 12noon until 6.30pm and 9:30pm until 10:30pm £20 for two courses or £24 for three. The Coal Shed London, occupies two floors and a bar for pre and post dinner drinks and cocktails expertly crafted. If you want to host your own event, there is a private dining room on the mezzanine or the restaurant can be exclusively hired for any type of occasion. Book now

Rebel Angel

Published on 19th September 2017

  You leave school – home – training – now what does life hold? A career? A vocation? A life in the arts? Money? Fame? A life of good works? Security? Danger? How and why do you choose? Who sways your mind? Rebel Angel explores the momentous occasion when John Keats opted for poetry over surgery, for posthumous fame over a life of conventional prosperity. The play is a site-specific production created to be experienced in the evocative and atmospheric ambience of a contemporary operating theatre. The story unfolds in the well of the old theatre, while the audience sit or stand on the tiers originally occupied by the watching (and occasionally fainting) medical students. As Keats was becoming increasingly horrified by the blundering of his supervisor ‘Butcher’ Lucas and the nightmare of dealing with the macabre body snatchers, so he was falling under the spell of his mentor Charles Cowden Clarke, the admiration of his new girl friends and the encouragement of poets Leigh Hunt and Shelley. Despite the opposition of his stern guardian Mr. Abbey, he was inspired by poetry and the mesmeric acting of Edmund Kean to try to emulate his hero Shakespeare. The Old Operating Theatre Museum has recently been refurbished with new lift access and this production also includes BSL interpreted performances. Please note that as a site-specific production you are not guaranteed a seat. If you would like to or need to sit down then for your own comfort it is recommended that you bring a cushion to place on the tiers. For more details on accessibility please contact the Old Operating Theatre on info@oldoperatingtheatre.com Tue 19 September to Sat 7 October 2017 at 7pm Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret, 9a St Thomas Street, London, SE1 9RY Schools matinees Weds 3pm BSL performances Thu 28 September and Fri 6 October No performances on Sundays or Thu 5 October Running time approximately 75 minutes (no interval) How to book tickets: Online rebelangel.eventbrite.co.uk In person at the Old Operating Theatre Museum & Herb Garret Email info@oldoperatingtheatre.com Website oldoperatingtheatre.com


Published on 04th September 2017

Unicorn Theatre presents: Laika  by Bryony Hannah and Avye Leventis BRAVE THE UNKNOWN Laika, the space dog: the first living creature to orbit earth. That was in 1957. Today it’s 2057, and Sami lives with his mum. She’s an astronaut and she understands that there could be a better future out in space. But Sami’s life is down here. So now they must face the prospect of letting go, saying goodbye and – just like Laika – head off into the unknown. A moving sci-fi adventure, inventively and beautifully told using puppetry, movement and music. TICKET OFFERS Preview prices 24 Sep – 3 Oct: all tickets £10 Family and Friends Offer from 5 Oct – buy 4 tickets and save 15% (must include 1 adult / child ticket) Book now

The Unicorn Theatre Celebrates 70!

Published on 25th August 2017

The UK’s leading theatre for young audiences is celebrating its 70th anniversary this summer. Check out the schedule for four days of family fun to launch the festivities… DOWNLOAD THE WORKSHOPS & EVENTS TIMETABLE Choose from dance workshops, puppet making, clay creations, circus skills and special performances of the hit production Baby Show. There will also be a number of drop-in arts, crafts and games each day. All events take place from 30 Aug – 2 Sep. To ensure that as many people as possible can enjoy the activities, the Unicorn Theatre have limited advanced booking of the FREE events to two children per workshop with a maximum of two events bookable per customer per day. Early booking is highly recommended, but you will still be able to sign-up for places on the day too, and the foyer arts and crafts sessions don’t need pre-booking. These events can only be booked by phone on 020 7645 0560 (open 9.30am – 6pm). There’s a range of free and ticketed events with prices from £3.   WORKSHOPS AND ACTIVITIES Each day is different, choose your favourites from the below and check the timetable for dates and times. Theatre: Baby Show | 6 – 18 months Our ever-popular sensory performance with captivating images and intriguing sounds that will keep your little ones rapt. Circus: Join The Circus! | Ages 6+ You don’t need to run away to join the circus at the Unicorn Theatre. Join Albert & Friends for a acro-balance, rolla bolla, unicycle, tightrope walking, balance ball, and juggling skills extravaganza! Puppetry: Puppet Soup | Ages 7+ An hour of glove puppet magic with our friends from Puppet Soup. Create a puppet pal and give him a story to tell. Dance: Mini Movers & Shakers | 18 months – 5 yrs Come join us in a sensory contemporary dance story where you will pick up more than just a few new moves. We’ll be visiting the dragon in the mountains, swimming in the lake and ice skating on the moon. Dance: Family Fever | All ages Groovy disco & stylish Street Dance for the whole family. A workshop where everyone is the best dancer and all moves are the right ones! (Babes in arms welcome) Arts & Crafts: Paper Unicorns | All ages Lots of scissor action needed for these paper craft sessions. From finger puppets to hug-o-grams, everyone will make something to show off to the neighbours. Arts & Crafts: Clay Creations | Ages 4+  We’re getting hands on with these keepsakes of our hand print made from air drying clay. Arts & Crafts: All Day Art! | All ages We’re bringing the Laika world to life. Join us for space and dog themed arts & crafts. You don’t need a ticket – just pop down and say hello!

BLOOD: Life Uncut

Published on 07th August 2017

  An exhibition and event series revealing the essential, expressive and visceral nature of blood Guy’s Campus at King’s College London https://london.sciencegallery.com/blood Science Gallery at King’s College London presents BLOOD: Life Uncut, an exhibition and event series that reveals the captivating, visceral power of blood to expose, shock and save lives. The season highlights the scientific and symbolic nature of blood by telling personal and provocative stories of this vital, life-affirming fluid that connects us all. The season launches in July with a series of participatory events and installations at various venues around London Bridge. Concluding with an exhibition in September and October at the Copeland Gallery in Peckham, it heralds the opening of Science Gallery London in 2018. For details about the series go here.    

Unicorn Lates

Published on 03rd August 2017

  WHY SHOULD KIDS HAVE ALL THE FUN? Every now and again we hide the toys, stock the Unicornershop with plenty of locally brewed beer and put on a later performance for adults to enjoy, these are followed by free live music from local or new artists in the foyer – take a look below at our upcoming Unicorn Late dates. Thu 26 Oct 2017, Beowulf 7pm Tue 16 Jan 2018, Wild Life FM 7pm Wed 17 Jan 2018, Wild Life FM 7pm Thu 18 Jan 2018, Wild Life FM 7pm Fri 19 Jan 2018, Wild Life FM 7pm Sat 20 Jan 2018, Wild Life FM 7pm Thu 12 Apr 2018, Beginners 7pm For more click here