Unity Theatre has announced its Christmas 2023 show
3 months ago
Unity Theatre, Liverpool, have announced their Christmas Show for 2023.
Star of Wonder, the magical festive production created by Theatre Porto (Ellesmere Port) and award-winning company Teatro Pomodoro, will run at Unity for two-weeks this December (Tue 12 – Sat 23 Dec).
Directed by the award-winning Nina Hajiyianni, Star of Wonder, has been made with the ideas of children from local primary schools and is performed by a cast of international and learning- disabled performers (Carmen Arquelladas, Jordan Connerty, Nikki Hill, Miwa Nagai, and Simone Tani).
The show takes audiences on an adventure with three young friends, who embark on a journey (in a shopping trolley) to follow a star. They fall-out, get lost, overcome obstacles, and finally find what they are looking for in this hilarious, magical, and memorable tale of friendship.
Star of Wonder has been created with children of all ages in mind. The production has been designed to be as accessible as possible and uses clowning, physical theatre, and shadow puppetry instead of spoken word, so that children of all abilities and languages can enjoy a laugh-out-loud festive theatre experience. What’s more, all performances of Star of Wonder will take place in a relaxed, autism-friendly environment.
To further accessibility, ticket prices for Unity’s 2023 Christmas production are their lowest in a decade, with a top price of just £12. The venue will also be giving up to 300 free tickets away to local, d/Deaf, disabled, neurodivergent and refugee children and their families as part of their on- going Community Ticket Project.
Unity will also be hosting special, after-school Pyjama Performances as part of the 2-week run. Blankets, bottles, bears, and comforters are all encouraged in these first-ever “bed-ready” performances, designed to give little ones the perfect post-nursey/school festive treat.
Finally, in Autumn 2023, Unity will be announcing more details about both in-venue and digital schools’ packages, so that as many young people as possible can enjoy a hilarious Christmas treat.