Seesaw - Unicorn Theatre
Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle
SEESAW, the Unicorn’s latest production for its very youngest age category, Extra Small, runs at the Southwark venue from Saturday, September 6 to Sunday, November 2, 2014.
A brand-new play by Stewart Melton, Seesaw explores the push and pull of friendship and the ups and downs of being very young. It is set against the backdrop of a giant sandpit that the young audience members will be able to play in at the end of the show.
A boy and girl meet each other in the sandpit of a playground. They dig holes, go on adventures, make fun of each other, help each other, become best friends and become worst enemies. Together they learn that it’s not always easy to make friends and that staying friends can be even harder.
Writer Stewart Melton is also an Associate Artist at Company of Angels. His other work includes Symmetry (Southwark Playhouse), Two Endless Minutes (Young Vic Taking Part) and Imagine You Are Everyone (The Yard). Melton was a finalist in the JMK Awards, 2011.
Seesaw is directed by Sarah Argent, Associate Artist with Theatr Iolo for over thirteen years where she leads on their Early Years work. Her previous shows include Luna (a Theatr IoIo and Theatre Hullabaloo co-production that toured to the Unicorn Theatre earlier this year), Are We There Yet?, That’s Mine! and Under the Carpet.
She has also directed Imagine That!, a first theatre experience for 2-5 year olds for the National Theatre’s Watch This Space festival in 2011 and Cupboard of Surprises for the National Theatre’s Inside Out Festival which was part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
Seesaw is performed by Rebecca Omogbehin and Christian Roe.
The production has set and costumes design by Verity Quinn, sound by Malachy Orozco and lighting by Phil Bentley.
Seesaw is suitable for ages 2+.
Tickets: Adults £16, Concessions £13, Under 21s £10, Previews, all tickets £10. To book, call the box office on 020 7645 0560 or visit www.unicorntheatre.com/.
Running Time: 40 minutes, followed by free play time in the sandpit.
NB: Seesaw is a Deaf Friendly production, it will be highly visual with little language, therefore all performances will be suitable for deaf or hard of hearing audience members.