A Flash of Inspiration is the brand new season of work being presented at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre commencing this January.
Leading the season is in-house managing company Proforca Theatre Company with a flagship three-week run of performances of critically-acclaimed five star reviewed “Flashbang” written by James Lewis, directed by Artistic Director David Brady. A show about five best mates, the night their world changes forever, and a love letter to all those little towns where nothing ever happens, “Flashbang” was described by Theatre Weekly as: “a searing, and beautifully written, play about the importance of friendship that feels incredibly realistic.” Casting for Flashbang will be announced in due course & performances will take place this February / March.
Also joining the season are brand new shows from returning Lion and Unicorn Theatre Associate Artists Fight or Flight Productions with new show “MAGGOTS” written by Farah Najib, directed by Jess Barton. “MAGGOTS” is a darkly humorous story exploring loneliness, community, and the ways we fail to connect and lands at the L&U this Feb.
Joining Proforça and Fight or Flight, fellow Associate Artists Moon Loaf (Grace Gjertsen & Kieran Dee) whose past work “Doubt” “TIFO” & “Lucinda Spragg” have made them L&U favourites, will return with in April with brand new show “Insult to Injury” with full details to be announced shortly.
This Season, the Lion & Unicorn Theatre continues it’s tradition of providing a springboard for emerging new talent with new one week shows that form the reast of the season. Kicking things off in January we have “Double Act” from Mountview graduate Nick Hyde, directed by Jef Hall-Flavin which focuses on men’s mental health, “All Fur Coat” from workingclass theatremakers Lowborn Theatre which fiercely criticises the way the mainstream media chooses to portray working class families, and Hamsters from Talkers & Doers, which is a joyous comedy that explores the importance of female relationships. The theatre also is pleased to be the home of new musical “The Queen is Mad” from Pinecone Performance Lab which focuses on Joanna of Castile, as well as “Magic” from Hugo Lau which tells an Irish story of coping with grief and coming to terms with the unthinkable.
With more brilliant shows still to be announced as well as the return of some old friends with some brave new work as well as more fiercely-brilliant debut stories from new theatremakers, there has never been a better time to check out the work being performed at The Lion & Unicorn Theatre this coming Spring. As always the theatre will continue to operate its rolling programming submissions window for new work, with submissions also
opening in the new year for next year’s Camden Fringe. Don’t forget we’re based above the brilliant Lion & Unicorn Pub, which offers a great pre and post show food and drink and a fantastic start to your pub theatre experience.