ʻThe stories of the ones forgotten and never heard....ʼ Moss Avis, Norway In a town by a big lake is a building. This building is not a block of flats, it's not a hotel, not a library, its not a swimming pool or a supermarket. It's an orphanage. The building has got many rooms and many windows.
There is a shop, a big shop, in the middle of a busy shopping centre. But this shop doesnʼt sell toys, or food, or mobile telephones...this shop sells stories. Tales from The Middle of Town takes you on the most magical shopping trip with vampire shopkeepers, the moody book-shop customer, and Lillyʼs first day at her glasses shop.
The River Thames brought the world to London and London to the world. It leads to the countryside, out to the sea and cuts the city in half. The Unicorn Theatre and award-winning NIE have come together to create a magical show that brings the many mysterious and adventure-filled tales about what might be in and on this enormous river to life.
The old ship lies at anchor directly below the Nibelungen Bridge in Linz. The paddlewheels are standing still, the chimney does not give off any clouds of smoke and usually there are no passengers on the deck. But if you approach close enough, you can hear it creaking, grating and grinding. They are still alive on the MS Schönbrunn, all the old stories of passengers, sailors, empresses and captains - hidden in the corners of the cabins, engine rooms and in the shipʼs galley.
Instant Epic is a project that started its life with an improvisation workshop in 2003. Over time it has turned - very slowly - into a show. It is an improvised performance of epic proportions, involving theatre makers form other companies working with us to make instant theatre that is moving, funny, ridiculous and profound. Improvisation and interaction with an audience is a huge part of our work and this show aims to let the audience into the making process, to offer us inspiration and ideas.
Follow the story of 4 year old Ivan Mishukov on his remarkable journey of survival on the streets of Moscow. Ivan flees his abusive house and seeks safety in the snowy streets of the Russian capital. Hungry and alone he finds companionship from three unlikely canine friends. As he encounters dangerous characters and trouble around every corner his tale flits between sadness and laughter in the blink of an eye.