Fergal Hanks

The Flying Machine at the Unicorn Theatre

In this new play by Phil Porter, three children dream of escape from a crumbling eye hospital where patients arrive but never leave and the children's ward seems to be run for the benefit of the dictatorial Nurse Cakebread.

The Flying Machine at the Unicorn Theatre
Picture by Patrick Baldwin

The play deals with death, cruelty, depression and insanity but with clever touches of humour and a moral about the power of the imagination which makes it comfortable for children from the age of 7 upwards.

The actors play their characters with energy, allowing you to learn a lot about them in a short space of time. They display a wide range of emotions including hope, anger and fear.

Phil Porter is an experienced writer who has worked on popular TV shows including Pocoyo and My Parents are Aliens.

He is on top form with his script for this play. Altogether this is another must see at the Unicorn.

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