The Unicorn Theatre is celebrating the bicentenary of the Grimm Brothers book Household and Children’s Tales by presenting a storytelling season dedicated to the German storytellers.
Into the Grimm Forest presents four different storytelling works: A Year in the Forest, told by Sally Pomme Clayton, features a collection of magical Brothers Grimm stories with musical accompaniment that will enchant children aged 5+. Grimms’ Sheesha explores South Asian tales that have made their way in to classic European folklore, told by British Punjabi storyteller Peter Chand, for children aged 8+ and their families. Grim Grimms, told by Crick Crack Club’s Ben Haggerty and Sherry Robinson, will reveal the darker side of the Grimms – taking children (also aged 8+) on a gruesome journey through the fairytale world.
Also featured in this season is The Three Snake-Leaves told by pioneers of the British performance storytelling revival, the Company of Storytellers, featuring Ben Haggerty, Hugh Lupton and Sally Pomme Clayton with music by Dylan Fowler and Gill Stevens. This one-off performance is a UK Première that will explore grown-up myths in search of contemporary wisdom.