The Lady and the Unicorn
Based on a series of 15th century tapestries, The Lady and the Unicorn is a performance about desire, memory and autobiography.
A show that unpicks the patriarchal symbolism in the tapestries and reclaims an alternative history of the Lady’s life. Drawing on the colours and textures of the tapestries and featuring animation and video projection, The Lady and the Unicorn playfully re-imagines the identities and relationships of a life lost to history.
Commissioned as part of The Yard Theatre’s First Drafts programme in July 2017.
Director/writer Emma Attwood
Cast Deli Segal, Nick Finegan, Temi Wilkey
Set design Naomi Kuyck-Cohen, with Cécile Trémolières
Lighting Dan Saggars
Sound Rhodri Karim
Animation John O’Connor
Costume Phoebe Chan and Emma Lyth at the London College of Fashion
Associate Producer Lucie Regan
Photographs and film Illya Latifi and Ray Malone
With captioning by The Difference Engine