Unicorn’s 2014 season continues with Hannah

Date Posted: 17/01/2014

Simon Evans directs Chris Thorpe’s new play Hannah, a playful reworking of Doctor Faustus about a young girl, her scientist mother and a mischievous lizard called Dave. Hannah opens at the Unicorn Theatre in London on 8th February and runs until 9th March.

Hannah: a synopsis

Hannah gets frustrated with the little things and wishes she had control; her mum on the other hand is out at work trying to save the world.

But then Hannah’s life is turned upside down and there are some very big decisions to be made. How far should she go to save the world?

Taking inspiration from Marlowe’s classic, Thorpe’s play brings magic to modern life and takes the audience on a mesmerizing and vertiginous journey that examines the lure of power, control and choice, appearance and reality.

Using video projections the play will transport schools visiting to the outer realms of Hannah’s imagination. The production will also feature magic and illusion, drawing on Simon Evans’ experience as a magician.

Hannah is suitable for school groups of children aged 11 and above.

About the 2014 season at the Unicorn

Hannah is part of the Unicorn’s programme of work, which looks at new ways of unlocking established works for a younger audience.

This season has also featured Othello the Remix, Ignace Cornelissen’s Henry the Fifth and Chaucer’s The Pardoner’s Tale.

For further school trip information visit www.unicorntheatre.com

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