Aesop's Fables (Ages 8 - 12)

Aesop's Fables (Ages 8 - 12)

Unicorn Theatre · 21 JUN - 03 AUG

All the most interesting things are ambiguous.

Lyn Gardner avatar
27 June 2019  ·  Follow on Stagedoor
“So where can you see plays this week written by leading playwrights including EV Crowe, Kaite O’Reilly, Annie Siddons, Frances Ya-Chu Cowling, Chris Goode and Chris Thorpe and more? You might well guess the Royal Court or the National but the answer is the brilliant Unicorn, which is revisiting Aesop’s famous stories by asking writers to choose just one and tell it in their own distinctive way. There are two sets of fables, one intended for 4-7 year olds and the other for those aged 8-12. But I’d be prepared to bet that these will be sharply insightful and entertaining, whatever your age.”

Overview

As far as we know, Aesop was a slave and storyteller who lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 564 BC. But although we don’t know much about the man himself, we do still have over 725 of his stories – passed down from generation to generation.

We considered doing all 725 fables and then thought better of it. What we’ve done instead is asked a few of our favourite writers to select one fable and to re-tell it for our today’s audience. We’re presenting two versions of the results: one for ages 4-7 and one for ages 8-12.

Accompanied by events and workshops, this is a celebration of young and old, ancient and new – a tribute to how fresh, bold and vibrant the classics remain today.

Critic reviews

Aesop's ancient fables are given a contemporary twist with mixed results

The Stage

Date & time

Show ended
Fri 21 Jun - Fri 3 Aug, 10.30am, 11am, 1.30pm, 2pm & 5pm

Venue

Unicorn Theatre
147 Tooley Street Southwark SE1 2HZ London, UK · Get Directions
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