LET’S DISCUSS THIS LIKE ADULTS.
Three families trapped in a waterlogged holiday cottage in Cornwall over summer. The children are bored.The adults are down the pub. It’s like this every year.
Tim Crouch directs his new play Beginners, a work that inspires us to examine our relationship to growing up,
living and grieving in this exquisite and joyful portrait of being a child in a complicated world. Seen through the lens of a family holiday, Beginners is a dazzlingly original work, where childhood and adulthood collide in a funny and vivid exploration of the redemptive power of art in the face of loss.
Tim Crouch is an award-winning writer, director and performer. His previous work at the Unicorn includes the acclaimed Jeramee, Hartleby and Oooglemore, Adler and Gibb and his acclaimed one-man show I, Malvolio.
Other work includes The Complete Deaths and An Oak Tree.
The full cast includes Pandora Colin (Lucy), Rob Das (Bart), Jacqui Dubois (Joy), Neil D’Souza (Nigel) and
Amalia Vitale (Sandy). There are also 8 children (2 teams of 4 on rota) cast in the show. They are Atinuke
Akinrinade, Ethan Dattani, Nekisha Eric, Rowan Davies-Moore, Archie MacGregor, Ella Scott, Emilija
Trajkovic, and Milan Verma.
Age guide: 9 – adult / Duration: approx 1 hr 30 mins. Photos by Huge Glendinning.