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The Unicorn Theatre

The Unicorn Theatre

https://www.abingdonabbey-unicorntheatre.org.uk

In 1952 Alan Kitching and his wife were walking through the ruins of the Abingdon Abbey Buildings. It occured to him that the space in what is called ´The Checker Hall´ would make a brilliant little theatre.

Alan proposed the idea of an Elizabethan-style theatre in July of 1952 and the following November construction work began to a stage design by Mr Christopher Ellis of Radley College, with boys from the College providing some of the labour.

The first production in the newly renamed Unicorn Theatre was ´The Two Angry Women of Abingdon´ (performed by Abingdon Drama Club) in Coronation Week, June 1953. The summer season that year also included plays by Congreve and Priestley, three musical concerts, talks on the Elizabethan and Restoration theatre, and poetry readings. Alan Kitching was also the producer, between 1959 and 1974, of Unicorn stagings of twelve of Handel´s Italian operas, unseen in England since the composer´s lifetime.

Now a venue for Music at The Unicorn events
https://www.musicattheunicorn.org.uk/

Address: Medieval Abbey Buildings, Checker Walk, Abingdon, OXON

Postcode: OX14 3JB

Area/Nearest station: Abingdon

Twitter name: @musicatunicorn

Facebook name: https://www.facebook.com/Music-at-the-Unicorn-749174168472926/

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Iota

Friday 5th April · 7:00PM · The Unicorn Theatre · Abingdon · £15

 

Music at The Unicorn

Music at The Unicorn
- Live in Abingdon

Kevin Dempsey

Thursday 13th June · 7:00PM · The Unicorn Theatre · Abingdon · £15

 

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