Unicorns, Almost

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Unicorns, Almost

Unicorns Almost
"resonant one-hander...elegantly evocative"
★★★★ - The Guardian
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Please note this performance takes place off-site at Hepburn House Reserve Centre, 89 East Claremont Street, EH7 4HU (Venue 210).
_ Time: 13.15
_ Duration: 60 mins
_ Age Suitability: 12+

Unicorns, Almost is a one-man play by Owen Sheers, directed by John Retallack, about the life and work of WWII poet Keith Douglas.

Let an immersive set and Dan Krikler’s ‘wonderful performance’ (Margaret Atwood) take you into Douglas’s world, from childhood through four engagements to fighting in the Western desert and his death three days after D-Day aged 24. This is the story of the accelerated development of a poet and his desperate race to see his words in print before time runs out.

The audio installation version of Unicorns, Almost runs from 2nd – 11th August, more information can be found here.

Press & reviews
  • ★★★★★ - The Wee Review - read
  • ★★★★ - Edinburgh Guide - read
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