Captioned shows for young people at Unicorn Theatre
London’s Unicorn Theatre has just announced their next season of accessible shows for young deaf and partially hearing people, including six captioned performances. The venue now provides the service in house and two members of staff are currently undergoing captioner training.
Dr Korczak's Example - Friday 12 October, 1.30pm, and Saturday 13 October, 1.30pm (For ages 11-13)
What is more important – life? Or how you live it?
Dr Korczak was a Polish doctor and writer who passionately championed every child’s right to freedom, respect and love. Dr Korczak’s Example is set in the final days of an orphanage in the Jewish ghetto of Warsaw, where food is scarce, tempers rise and everyone wants to survive.
Award-winning playwright David Greig tells this powerful tale of Korczak’s refusal to abandon the young people in his care, and focuses on the human need for respect and hope, even in the face of injustice.
The Prince and The Pauper - Friday 14 December, 11am, and Saturday 15 December, 2pm
(For ages 6+, with integrated sign language interpretation)
You are a Prince, not a pauper. And before too long the whole of England will be in your hands...
Set in a Tudor London so vibrant you can smell the potato peelings, poor Tom Canty has a chance meeting with the young heir to the throne, Prince Edward – and by pure coincidence they find they look almost identical.
Mark Twain’s classic tale of confused identities tells the story of what happens when the one is mistaken for the other: Tom Canty is forced into the world of the court and power, while Edward is cast down into a world of poverty and thieves, from which he must fight his way back to the Court.
Liar Liar –Tuesday 5 March 2013, 7pm, and Wednesday 6 March 2013, 11am
Acclaimed writer E V Crowe’s latest play is a contemporary tale about Grace, a young girl who knows the truth can be dangerous. In a virtual world of texting and Xbox, her relationship between fact and reality stretches, until a series of wilder and wilder lies leads her into a showdown with the police and puts her dad on the line. Where does her allegiance lie and where do the lies stop?
Tel: 020 7645 0560 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For ticket prices, please go to the Unicorn website.
For further information on accessible performances, contact Kirsty Hoyle, Access Manager,
Email: email@example.com Tel: 020 7645 0521
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