Proforca Theatre Company announces it is to take over the running of the Lion & Unicorn Theatre this Spring. Proforca will take over the running of the theatre in early March. The Lion & Unicorn Theatre is a 60-seat black box studio theatre based above the Lion & Unicorn pub at the heart of Kentish Town, with Camden Town just a stone’s throw away.
The reopened venue will provide a great home for the best in fringe theatre talent that London has to offer and Proforca are keen to provide a warm, nurturing and brilliant experience for both theatremakers and audiences alike. The new venue will be led by Artistic Director David Brady with a brand-new Artist Development programme lead by Theatre N16 founder Jamie Eastlake, who will support the theatre as an Executive Producer. In addition, the theatre will support new writing, as well as provide opportunities for associate artists and companies who will be announced shortly.
“The Lion & Unicorn Theatre is a mainstay of the London Fringe circuit, and has been a key part in our development as a company over the last 18 months. In conjunction with the brilliant friends and partners we’ve made over the last few years we want to create a fringe theatre venue with the reputation to produce brilliant work from the best that The Fringe has to offer. Whoever you are, and wherever you come from, the Lion & Unicorn Theatre can be the place where you can be who you want to be. Taking over the theatre is going to be a fantastic adventure and we hope that everyone will come along with us for the trip of a lifetime. We can’t wait to get started!”
DAVID BRADY – ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, LION & UNICORN THEATRE
More details will be announced on the show’s opening season in the coming weeks, however the theatre is now accepting submissions for programming for it’s Spring, Summer and Camden Fringe Seasons via its new website. For more information and to apply to bring your work to the theatre visit: www.thelionandunicorntheatre.com/submissions
The Lion & Unicorn pub offers a brilliant pre and post show experience, with premium beers, wines and spirits as well as a fantastic and varied food menu offering great pub food. For a night of culture and excellent hospitality, there is no better place to spend an evening than at one of London’s most well-respected pub theatres.
Proforca’s critically acclaimed productions of “Feel” and “Feel More” are performed at the Space in Docklands Feb 5th – 17th. Tickets are available now from www.proforca.co.uk/boxoffice - Feel was originally performed at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre and will return for two special performances at the Lion & Unicorn to re-open the venue after it completes a short tour. More details to follow.
The new website for the Lion & Unicorn is www.thelionandunicorntheatre.com - you can follow the venue on Twitter @LANDUTheatre and Instagram @lionandunicorntheatre
You can follow Proforca Theatre Company on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @ProforcaTheatre and visit them at their website www.proforca.co.uk