Hello, and welcome to the new Spring/Summer 2012 season at the Unicorn. I’m absolutely delighted to be joining the theatre in this exciting year.
Our programme this season is bigger and better than ever. We have twelve shows for all ages, beginning with a major new production of Eoin Colfer’s best-seller, The Legend of Captain Crow’s Teeth in the Easter holidays, and ending in August with How Was It For You?, an Olympic documentary performance by the Unicorn’s young actors, in which they tell us what London 2012 meant to them.
Alongside three cracking Easter shows for under-fives, we’re also extending our reach upwards with three plays for adults and older teenagers that look at what it means to be young in today’s world. The season also features two rather extraordinary departures that take us into new territory: to a mysterious archway at London Bridge for a new international encounter and to a technological world of galaxies and distant universes with the brilliant and moving Something Very Far Away.
Love it or hate it, 2012 is going to be remembered for the Olympics. We’re celebrating with a mini-season of Greek plays in which you’ll see Sophocles re-imagined for today’s audiences. And finally, in July our Clore Theatre will be transformed into a free chill-out zone for people attending the games at nearby Potters Fields – or for anyone who just wants to get away from the sport and out of the sun.
So there’s a lot to see and do – and I hope you will find something in these pages to tempt you in. On behalf of the new executive team and all at the Unicorn, I look forward very much to welcoming you to the theatre this season.