Cressida Brown directs a bold new version of the classic Greek myth of Icarus from German playwright Katrin Lange, in a translation by Purni Morell.
This epic, thrilling and funny adventure story – with an original score and spectacular stagecraft – re-imagines the myth from Icarus’ perspective.
His family is falling apart and he feels powerless to help. His father is far away across the sea, forced to work for the tyrannical King Minos and unable to return. Icarus makes a decision to take control of their fate. But what can one boy do against injustice? Can he save his family or will he crash and burn?
As Icarus attempts to make sense of the adult world, he begins to understand that there is no one answer, that his parents are fallible, and that doing the right thing is hard. Icarus is a vivid and engaging play that explores growing up, family relationships, corruption, myths and mortality.
Age guide: 8 – 12 / Duration: Approx 1 hr 15 mins
Icarus is on at the Unicorn Theatre 147 Tooley Street, SE1 2HZ from Saturday 26 January – Sunday 10 March 2019. Times: Vary – See website for full details. Admission: £8 – £20. Phone: 0207 645 0560