Proforca Theatre Company, whose season of Feel and Feel More opens next week at The Space, will soon have a permanent home of its own. Announced today, from early March, Proforca will take over the running of the Lion & Unicorn Theatre, the 60-seat black box studio based above the Lion & Unicorn pub in Kentish Town, north London.
Under Proforca, and its artistic director David Brady, the relaunched Lion & Unicorn Theatre will provide a home for the best in fringe theatre talent, including a major new artist development programme, support for new writing and opportunities for associate artists and companies, to be announced shortly.
David Brady commented:
“The Lion & Unicorn Theatre is a mainstay of the London Fringe circuit, and has been a key part in our development as a company over the last 18 months. In conjunction with the brilliant friends and partners we’ve made over the last few years, we want to create a fringe theatre venue with the reputation to produce brilliant work from the best that The Fringe has to offer.
“Whoever you are, and wherever you come from, the Lion & Unicorn Theatre can be the place where you can be who you want to be. Taking over the theatre is going to be a fantastic adventure, and we hope that everyone will come along with us for the trip of a lifetime. We can’t wait to get started!”
Following their run at The Space and a short UK tour, Proforca’s critically acclaimed productions of Feel and Feel More will transfer for two special performances at the Lion & Unicorn, where it was originally performed in March 2018, to re-open the theatre under its new management.
Further opening season details will be announced shortly. Programming submissions for spring, summer and Camden Fringe are also now being accepted via the theatre’s new website. For more information and to apply, visit www.thelionandunicorntheatre.com.
Feel runs from 5 to 17 February 2019, with performances Tuesdays to Saturdays at 7.30pm, and performances of Feel More on Saturdays at 2.30pm and Sundays at 6pm. It’s at The Space Arts Centre, 269 Westferry Road, London E14 3RS. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!