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I, Cinna (The Poet) – Unicorn Theatre online experience

Published on 02nd July 2020

A new live digital experience from the Unicorn Theatre, for everyone aged 11 or over. Written and performed by Tim Crouch Directed by Naomi Wirthner The Unicorn Theatre are bringing theatre to life online for young audiences, presenting a restaging of their highly acclaimed show, I, Cinna (the poet) as a live, interactive online experience on Zoom. Exploring power, protest and art though the eyes of a minor character in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Tim Crouch’s solo show thrilled audiences of all ages when it played at the Unicorn in February this year. Performed live every time, the show uses Zoom to create an intimate, innovative new staging integrated with video design and moments of audience interaction. I, Cinna (the poet) invites you to write through the course of the show and celebrates the power of words. As part of Unicorn Online, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Unicorn Thearre are offering free tickets for a limited run. This show is currently sold out so we’re adding a few extra dates due to popular demand. Four new dates are going on general sale Thursday 2 July 2020 at 11am. We expect tickets will sell out quickly so recommend early booking. If you’d like to be notified of any further ticket returns or releases, sign up to our waiting list. ABOUT THE PLAY 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 an electric solo show about words and actions, art, protest and power. WHAT TO EXPECT The show uses Zoom Webinar functionality. To watch you will need to download Zoom to a computer, tablet or smart phone. We also suggest you use headphones or external speakers to enhance the sound quality and finally, you will need to have a pen and paper ready as you’ll be invited to write during the show. The capacity is limited for this show to enable the interactive experience. There are a couple of moments where everyone can be seen (but you can choose if your video is on). There will be moments of interaction where you may type or speak to everyone – but you choose if you would like to do this, and how much involvement overall you would like. Please note: there are moments where flashing images of violence and riot footage will briefly be projected on the screen, and some loud noises. Read the Online Guide here with more information about what to expect and how to prepare, including our child protection and safeguarding policy. TICKET BOOKING Tickets are limited to one booking per customer – please only book what you need. Places are allocated by screen (two or more people watching the same screen counts as one booking). We recommend watching on your own screen but you can choose to watch in pairs or small groups. Book now.

Musicity At Home

Published on 11th June 2020

As the country’s music venues remain closed, Musicity moves online to present a day of live performances, celebrating both new music and South London architecture, as part of London Festival of Architecture and Make Music Day. From 1pm on Sunday 21 June, a six-hour live stream will feature new music, inspired by London architecture, including London Bridge locations The Shard, London Bridge Station, Southwark Cathedral and Bermondsey Street Tunnel in London Bridge, as well as The Albany, The Pioneer Health Centre in Peckham and Nunhead Cemetery. Musicity at Home will be hosted by the founder of Musicity, Nick Luscombe , former presenter of BBC Radio 3’s greatly-loved Late Junction and Musicity’s Project Manager Solen Fluzin, with video art and coverage provided by contemporary video artist James Alec Hardy. London Bridge City will show parts of the programme on its ECN digital display screens at The Scoop amphitheatre at More London. “Musicity will take you on a musical and architectural journey across London from the comfort of your home. You’ll experience sounds, music and stories and discover all sorts of places that you’ll want to visit afterwards.” – Nick Luscombe, Musicity Founder New Musicity tracks will be available to listen to from home Musicity builds a clear connection between music and places. Twenty five musicians and recording artists have previously created 25 audio tracks following the Low Line walking route through Bankside, London Bridge and Bermondsey, now continuing across South London. Each site-specific composition could previously only be heard at each location, but can be streamed free of charge by selecting locations on www.musicityglobal.com/cities/musicity-x-low-line. New tracks will also be available to stream anywhere in the world from at musicityglobal.com. The artists Participating artists include rising electronic producer, instrumentalist and DJ Neue Grafik; audacious neo-classical composer Angèle David-Guillou; multi-instrumentalist singer and wanderer Clémentine March; multi-talented artist Laima, from the São Paulo contemporary art scene; electro-acoustic composer Thomas Stone ; live Jungle and Drum & Bass mash-up artist Suitman Jungle ; and Japanese-born, classically trained violinist and composer Chihiro Ono . Keep an eye on Musicity’s social media channels for more information about the artists over the coming weeks. Musicity is supported by Team London Bridge, Diaphonique and Arts Council England .