Made in China and Double Double Act at Unicorn Theatre

Double Double Act

Double Double Act

This stage ain’t big enough for the four of us!

Are children and adults sometimes the same? What does adulthood really mean? And what kind of things do both find funny?

The Unicorn Theatre presents Double Double Act in association with the acclaimed theatre company, Made In China, a lively and playfully subversive interrogation of the roles and expectations children and adults have of each other, and what makes a good joke. And who really is funny? Or, for that matter, the funniest?

Two double acts – one old and one young – have been booked to perform in the same space at the same time. As they each vie for control of the stage, they joke, mirror and test each other, reversing roles and expectations.

With ingenious wordplay, sharp delivery and lots of green slime, Double Double Act offers both adults and children the chance to see the world through the others eyes.

The production will feature 4 children who will be performing as themselves and have helped create the show alongside the company. The children performing are Seb Booth (Aged 8), Nayana Crowe (Aged 10), Caitlin Finlay (Aged 7) and Caspian Tarafdar (Aged 7). For each performance Jessica Latowicki and Christopher Brett Bailey will perform alongside two of the children.

Made In China was founded in 2009 by Tim Cowbury and Jessica Latowicki. They make shows that playfully explore the paradoxes of modern identity, crossing the borders between playwriting and performance art, for audiences who are fans of neither and both. Their work is about little absurdities and big issues that come from living and looking out at the world from the waning west. Recent credits include, Tonight I’m Gonna Be The New Me (2015), Gym Party (2013), Get Stuff Break Free (2012), and We Hope That You’re Happy (Why Would We Lie?) (2011).

Age guide: 6+ / Duration: Approx 1hr

Relaxed accessible performances: Fri 30 June, 11am and Sat 1 July, 2pm


By Christopher Brett Bailey, Tim Cowbury and Jessica Latowicki. Designed by Emma Bailey with lighting by Alex Fernandes. Rehearsal direction by Dominique Collet and workshop direction by Emma Higham Sound Design by Lewis Gibson

Tuesday 20 June to Sunday 9 July 2017 PRESS NIGHT: TUESDAY 27 JUNE AT 7PM