Unicorn Party Tour Pack
Welcome to touring information about the ⭐⭐⭐⭐ show by Nick Field. Here you’ll find all you need to know about booking the show.
About the show
Unicorn Party is a very contemporary response to the complex times we live in. Unexpected, thoughtful and at times gloriously bonkers, Unicorn Party is a riff of satirical comedy, power ballads, myth-making, and copious glitter, to take a sneaky gawp at what happens when escapism becomes inescapable.
Nick Field says:
Unicorn Party is an exploration of how facism can creep into our daily lives when we’re encouraged to look away. It delves into the spread of ideologies, the ramifications of belief and meaning across centuries, and how escapism traps us through the persistence of the unicorn as an omnipresent, and surprisingly powerful, cultural symbol.
Reviews and audience responses for unicorn party
⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A sort of dystopian live-art performance lecture with video, cookery and a splash of mythical semen, it combines a fascinating history of the unicorn with a sociopolitical critique of the uses of fantasy. Field traces the unicorn’s cultural connections to scarcity, control, power, purity, magical thinking and money’ The Scotsman
‘Angry, glitzy, and at times charmingly slapdash, it’s a multicoloured mishmash of disparate ideas and performance styles that comes together with persuasive clarity.’ Exeunt
Read the full Exeunt article here
Audience & industry responses:
‘smart, very engaging & messy in all the right ways’ David Prescott
‘I loved Unicorn Party a bittersweet tale of how queer aesthetics are repurposed and weaponised against us. Plus candy floss, glitter and unicorn jizz.’ Rebecca Atkinson Lord
‘A sugar trip nightmare, which is only slightly more surreal and disturbing than the times we are living in’ Billy Barrett
‘Weird and wonderful’
Running Time: 60 minutes, no interval
No. of Performers: 1
Number on the road: 2 (1 performer + 1 stage manager/tech operative)
Age Guidance: 16+
Set: 2 small tables, cauldron, candyfloss machine
(provided by artist)
Projector, screen, handheld mic
(provided by venue)
Minimum stage space: 5m x 4m
Sound and lighting: lighting and tech spec available on request
About the Artist & workshops
Nick Field makes contemporary performance that is playfully shaped, sharply observed and meticulously crafted. His work is shot through with lyrical realism, a comedic eye for the absurd and an irrepressibly satiric ear, and it has played both with the epic in the everyday and the personal relevance in the extraordinary.
Nick has toured his work internationally and created theatre, one to one performances and performance pieces. Nick has toured work with Forest Fringe, held residencies with organisations including City of London and been Associate Artist at Ovalhouse and Spread The Word.
“A gift and a welcome exchange” Lyn Gardner on Be My Friend
‘Field creates theatre that is unique, unexpected, and absolutely engrossing…this show is a thoughtful, well observed, and ethereal marvel’ What’s Peen Seen on Adventure/Misadventure
'Field is deliciously funny and makes us laugh hard. They aren't simple laughs of recognition, they're raucous chuckles that make it hard to breathe’ Views From The Gods’
‘ an agreeable blend of humour, warmth and vulnerability’ Exeunt
Nick is an experienced workshop facilitator and arts educator in creative writing, poetry, performance making and theatre. As a workshop facilitator he has worked with organisations including The Southbank Centre, The Poetry School, Apples and Snakes, Spread The Word, Ideas Tap, Keats House, London Metropolitan Archives and New Writing South. He has taught performance making and creative writing at Queen Mary, University of London, Kingston University and City Lit. He has also toured a masterclass in solo show making for Apples and Snakes. Topics of Workshops and courses have included autobiographical writing and performance making, approaches to creative writing, approaching and completing creative projects and adapting text for performance. Nick also provides mentoring support and development advice for emerging artists.
Workshops can be designed according to your needs and are available to be booked alongside performances at a separate fee.
Also available as add-ons:
Panel discussions around themes and ideas in the show
Unicorn Party is available to book for touring in 2020/21
Please get in touch for further information or to discuss booking the show.