Unicorns, Almost

The Story of Books


13-25 August (not 11th or 19th) | 13:15
£10 (£8)

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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.

Following the performance, the audience is free to explore the installation for up to 45 minutes.

Unicorns, Almost takes place in the Rec Room on the first floor of Hepburn House. The space is accessible via a flight of 20 steps, with no lift or ramp access. Assistance for those with mobility access requirements can be provided from door to seat. Contact accessbookings@edfringe.com for more details.

View Unicorns, Almost‘s Press Release