Unicorns, Almost

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

Unicorns, Almost

About Unicorns, Almost

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’ 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.

Audio Experience
2-10 August (not 5th) | 13:15, 15:15 & 17:15
11 August | 13:15 only £5
An immersive audio experience and installation based on the play by Owen Sheers about the life and work of WW2 poet Keith Douglas. Unicorns, Almost tells the story of Keith Douglas from childhood to his early death three days after D-Day landings aged 24. It is the story of one man’s Faustian pact with a war, which would both gift his unique and penetrating poetic voice, but then also take it away. Directed by John Retallack. Sound design by Jon Nicholls. Exhibition design by Leslie Oschmann.

Live show
13-25 August (not 11th or 19th) | 13:15 £8 (£6)
Let an immersive set and Dan Krikler’s “wonderful performance” (Margaret Atwood) take you into Douglas’s world, from childhood to 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. Following the performance the audience is free to explore the installation.

Venue:
Army @ The Fringe in association with Summerhall (Venue 210)
89 East Claremont Street
Edinburgh
EH7 4HU

Age Suitability: 12+

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Unicorns, Almost are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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