Photo Flash: First Look at ICARUS at the Unicorn

WHERE THE WATER ENDS AND THE SKY BEGINS, THAT'S WHERE I'LL FLY.

Cressida Brown directs a bold new version of the classic Greek myth of Icarus from German playwright Katrin Lange, in a translation by Purni Morell. This epic, thrilling and funny adventure story - with an original score and spectacular stagecraft - re-imagines the myth from Icarus' perspective.

His family is falling apart and he feels powerless to help. His father is far away across the sea, forced to work for the tyrannical King Minos and unable to return.

Icarus makes a decision to take control of their fate. But what can one boy do against injustice? Can he save his family or will he crash and burn?

As Icarus attempts to make sense of the adult world, he begins to understand that there is no one answer, that his parents are fallible, and that doing the right thing is hard. Icarus is a vivid and engaging play that explores growing up, family relationships, corruption, myths and mortality.

Director Cressida Brown returns to the Unicorn following Septimus Bean and His Amazing Machine which played in 2016. Cressida is the Artistic Director of award-winning Offstage Theatre who since 2006 has been dedicated to celebrating unheard voices. Her credits include most recently The Political History of Crack and Smack (HOME Manchester), The Words Are Coming Now (Theatre 503) and Screens (Theatre 503).

The cast is Marshall Defender Nyanhete as Icarus, Rayxia Ojo as Ariadne, Selva Rasalingam as Daedalus and Arinder Sadhra as Xena.

Photo Credit: Camilla Greenwell

Photo Flash: First Look at ICARUS at the Unicorn
Arinder Sadhra as King Minos and Marshall Defender Nyanhete as Icarus

Photo Flash: First Look at ICARUS at the Unicorn
Arinder Sadhra as King Minos

Photo Flash: First Look at ICARUS at the Unicorn
Arinder Sadhra as King Minos

Photo Flash: First Look at ICARUS at the Unicorn
Arinder Sadhra as Xena

Photo Flash: First Look at ICARUS at the Unicorn
Marshall Defender Nyanhete as Icarus and Rayxia Ojo as Ariadne

Photo Flash: First Look at ICARUS at the Unicorn
Marshall Defender Nyanhete as Icarus and Selva Rasalingam as Daedalus

Photo Flash: First Look at ICARUS at the Unicorn
Marshall Defender Nyanhete as Icarus

Photo Flash: First Look at ICARUS at the Unicorn
Marshall Defender Nyanhete as Icarus

Photo Flash: First Look at ICARUS at the Unicorn
Marshall Defender Nyanhete as Icarus

Photo Flash: First Look at ICARUS at the Unicorn
Marshall Defender Nyanhete as Icarus

Photo Flash: First Look at ICARUS at the Unicorn
Rayxia Ojo as Ariadne and Marshall Defender Nyanhete as Icarus

Photo Flash: First Look at ICARUS at the Unicorn
Rayxia Ojo as Ariadne

Photo Flash: First Look at ICARUS at the Unicorn
Rayxia Ojo as Ariadne

Photo Flash: First Look at ICARUS at the Unicorn
Marshall Defender Nyanhete as Icarus

Photo Flash: First Look at ICARUS at the Unicorn
Rayxia Ojo, Arinder Sadhra, Marshall Defender Nyanhete and Selva Rasalingam

Photo Flash: First Look at ICARUS at the Unicorn
Selva Rasalingam and Marshall Defender Nyanhete in Icarus

Photo Flash: First Look at ICARUS at the Unicorn
Selva Rasalingam as Daedalus and Marshall Defender Nyanhete as Icarus

Photo Flash: First Look at ICARUS at the Unicorn
Selva Rasalingam as Daedalus

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