London’s Lion & Unicorn Theatre to relaunch under new management: David Brady, Artistic Director of fast rising Proforca Theatre Company.
Proforca Theatre Company, which has rapidly built a reputation with its touring Off West End productions including Reading Gaol and Feel, is taking over management of the Lion & Unicorn Theatre, the 60-seat black box studio based above the newly renovated Lion & Unicorn pub in Kentish Town, London.
Under Proforca, and its artistic director David Brady, the relaunched Lion & Unicorn Theatre will provide a home for the best, diverse pool of theatre making talent with exciting plans and favourable artist terms.
As part of its opening season, the new Lion & Unicorn officially launches with Proforca’s own critically acclaimed productions of James Lewis’ Feel and spin-off series of new monologues from six other writers Feel More, transferring to the theatre on 8th March following its recent run at The Space and a short regional tour.
Programming submissions for spring, summer and Camden Fringe are also now open and being accepted via the theatre’s new website. For more information and to apply, visit www.thelionandunicorntheatre.com and come along to the Lion & Unicorn’s industry launch event.
To celebrate and announce further plans, Proforca are inviting industry guests and theatregoers for fizz, a Q&A with industry and company patrons, and a special performance of Feel on Tuesday 12th March 2019. All tickets are offered on a “Pay what you can” basis (donations welcome for the running of the new theatre).
We are excited to invite you to the industry launch of the all new Lion & Unicorn Theatre on Tuesday 12th March from 6:30PM. At 7PM Terri Paddock will chair a Q&A with incoming Artistic Director David Brady and Artistic Directors of two associate companies, Jess Barton (Proforca Associate Director) of Fight or Flight Productions; Alexander Knott of Boxless Theatre, as well as (Proforca Advisory Director) Producer/ Writer/ Performer, Lauren Gauge to announce programming plans. A special performance of Feel will follow at 7:30PM.
The Q&A will be live streamed by @TerriPaddock: follow the industry guest speakers on Twitter @ProforcaTheatre, @BoxlessTheatre, @_fightorflight, @LGauge
Artistic Director David Brady said:
“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.
“For our opening, including this event on 12 March, we’re so excited to throw open the doors to welcome new artists and theatre makers. Please come to meet us and let’s talk about the work we can do together!”
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