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Lion and Unicorn Theatre Volunteer

Volunteers Wanted

31st July-»27 Aug

Be part of the Fringe family! Your chance to be part of the Camden Fringe by doing Front of House duties during this busy Festival period. We welcome volunteers to do shifts of three hours. You will get the chance to see our shows for free and get your travel expenses paid. Contact chris@lionandunicorntheatre.co.uk with your available dates and contact details. Over 16 years only.

Maria Morena Lion And Unicorn

Maria Morena

1st June-»2nd September

This musical comedy show tells the funny story of a young Spanish farm girl that travels to London to fulfil her dream of becoming a 'Superstar'. With original music and songs by composer Alex Paton, more than 2000 computer controlled LED lights, film digital special effects, neon lights, spectacularly designed costumes and a powerful inspiring message 'Maria Morena' is not a conventional show!

camden fringe 2017

Camden Fringe 2017

31st July-»27th August

As part of the 12th Camden Fringe Festival, The Lion and Unicorn Theatre is proud to host 32 brilliant shows ranging from new writing, musicals, stand-up, sketch comedy and dance, to improvisation and stand-up. Shows take place throughout the day and generally last one hour. The Camden Fringe was set-up as an alternative to Edinburgh Festival, offering performers the chance to try out new material and different ideas in a supportive setting


The Reverend Nayf's Reality Show

28th August-»29th August

At last! Through the rubble of broken Britain emerges someone with all the answers! A man, far from ‘strong and stable’ ready to take on the world one wrong at a time with his own brand of righteous revolution. In a Live party political TV broadcast like no other, we see the independent candidate The Reverend Nayf spin childishly, churlishly and garishly into the hearts of the nation with satire, subversion and song with a modern life


Heart Of A Dog

3rd September-»5th September

By Mikhail Bulgakov. Dr Preobrezhensky has something in common with the famous Dr. Frankenstein. Rather than building a man creature from human remains, Dr. Preobrezhensky creates a new species. Considered to be one of the most brilliant physicians of his time, he decides to experiment on a stray dog that wanders into his life and transplant a few parts of a human brain into the dog, thus creating a more human-like being. The surgery is a success. However, there are many problems that arise from the doctor's experiment...



7th September-»8th September

For 13-year-old Maklena, the Soviet Union is the best fairy tale yet. She imagines life in ‘the land of the Soviets’ and dreams of joining the revolution. Her landlord Zbrozhek has a different ambition: to buy the local factory and see his name in golden letters. When their dreams are put on the line, reality and fantasy become confused and communist and capitalist ideals are taken to the extreme. This will be the world premiere of the first English translation of Maklena Grasa (1933), the final work of Ukraine’s most prominent playwright Mykola Kulish

The Importance Of Being Earnest

27th September-»30th September

Following our SOLD OUT run of "Saucy Jack & The Space Vixens" Proforça Theatre Company is proud to present a brand new staging of one of Oscar Wilde's most loved productions, directed by David Brady and featuring a brilliant cast of new and returning actors. We look forward to welcoming you to a night of "bunburying", razor sharp wit, and the sparkling banter for which Oscar Wilde has become so well loved. (With a bit of an artistic twist we hope you'll enjoy - this is probably not the Earnest you remember from school!)

To Finally Feel

12th October-»13th October

'Douglas, who’s Donna?'. Just like that his eyes lit up. 'Donna’s me, Mum.'
Inspired by a true story, poet and playwright Georgie de Suys' latest work tells the story of Donna, a child raised as a boy, who flourished as a woman. In recent times, trans rights have been in a constant state of threat. To Finally Feel tells a gentle and close-to-the-bone story to remind us all that the movement towards finding your true self is a vital journey in the life of any human.

Dr Marigold's Prescriptions

Dr Marigold

23rd October-»24th October

One of Charles Dickens' short stories. From the moment the motor-mouthed 19th Century travelling bric-a-brac salesman Dr Marigold ambles onto the stage, we are hanging on to every word of his engaging banter whilst taken on a journey through the towns and villages of 19th Century England and the ups and downs of his colourful life. Dickens himself would surely give a nod to this glorious adaptation.

The Ballad of Reading Gaol

Reading Gaol

2nd November-»4th November

The Ballad of Reading Gaol was the poet and writer Oscar Wilde's final work. Proforça Theatre Company presents a visceral new staging of Oscar Wilde's haunting and evocative piece which explores oppression, censorship, and conformity in an ever more conservative society. This adaptation of the Ballad of Reading Gaol mixes the power and grotesque beauty of Wilde's words with the anger, scandal and salacious gossip of his criminal trial to tell the story of the punishment and despair experienced by prisoners at the turn of the century