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On the Heels of the Hound: Post Show Thoughts after the Unicorn Theatre

On the Heels of the Unicorn Theatre: Post Show thoughts

It was a wonderful week at the Unicorn Theatre, Tooley St, London, last
week. The theatre was a beautiful space for storytelling, seating
about 100 people. The shows were well sold and comprised of families
and adults. It was mid term which meant that there was no filling the
seats with captive audiences of classes from schools.

The staff of the theatre took great care of me, and didn't mind that I
turned their Clore Studio Theatre into a sand pit (see photos
attached). Having a theatre to myself for a week, with all that
entailed (no travelling, no walking into new venues, no doing the
million and one other jobs we do as storytellers) was an absolute
delight. It allowed me to focus entirely on the work at hand, to play
with the stories, my voice and the space to make the best show possible
each day.

Many thanks to the Crick Crack Club and to the Unicorn Theatre both of
whom continue to be passionate about storytelling and make a
committment to seeing it thrive in the bustling London Arts Scene.

In the one week I was in London I managed to catch 3 other storytelling
performances at the Barbican: Laura Simms, Jo Blake and Dominic Kelly.
To have such a glut of storytelling in one week was testament to the
success that storytelling is beginning to enjoy on a global scale.
More of this sort of thing!!!

Beir bua my friends, may success be with you...
until next time

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Comment by Clare Muireann Murphy on March 9, 2010 at 4:47pm
Hi Yvonne
I used a base of 7 stories rotating them, three per performance. I told How Cuchulann got his name and his death story with the Children of Calatin. The staging was great, made with help from an excellent director friend of mine Barry Ferns.
I must post the rest of the photos!
thanks for the comment
Comment by Yvonne Healy on March 8, 2010 at 11:12am
Were different stories presented at each performance? Or was it a fairly consistent slate? Which part of Cucuhlain? And I think you intended "the Coming of the Milesians." The backdrop and sand spiral look lovely.
Comment by Tim E on March 3, 2010 at 1:32am
Wow. Wish I could have been there!
Comment by Kat Quatermass on February 24, 2010 at 8:50pm
oooh looks so exciting!



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