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 (www.crickcrackclub.com) and to the Unicorn Theatre (Www.unicorntheatre.com) 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