FOR THE BEST by tomatoefries



Unicorn Theatre in collaboration with Mark Storor and Anna Ledgard presents
2– 28 Jun 2009
For adults and children aged 6 +

From a sick princess on a trapeze to an edible mother made of muffins, For The Best guides us
through the hidden spaces and unknown corridors of the Unicorn Theatre in a performance that
explores the remarkable stories of children on dialysis.

Oscillating between images of home and hospital, a team of six actors and three children take us on
a startling journey of performance and installation that allows us to look afresh at the world we expect.

Working with children from the Dialysis Unit of The Evelina Children's Hospital School, their parents,
primary school children, artists and performers, Mark Storor captures the essence of these children’s
stories, contemplating life through their eyes.

For the Best crosses the boundaries of art and science and turns the Unicorn inside out and upside

“[An] extraordinary, fierce and moving show.... The stories of the children are at the heart of this piece,
giving it richness, texture and a tender intimacy.... There is as much about the dynamics of family here as
there is about illness.... It is a devastating theatrical journey that throws dazzling light on the idea of illness
as metaphor," ***** Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

For the Best is the third in a series of work by Mark Storor with Producer Anna Ledgard supported by
the Wellcome Trust Arts Awards, and follows on from the acclaimed BOYCHILD at Southwell Park,
Portland and VISITING TIME at Dorset County Hospital.

Notes to Editors:
Mark Storor and Anna Ledgard, with a team of artists and performers, have collaborated with nine children from
the Dialysis Unit of The Evelina Children’s Hospital School, 30 children from Charles Dickens Primary School,
Southwark and 30 children from Worple Primary School, Hounslow over a period of nine months to create a
performance inspired by their stories.

The Wellcome Trust is the largest charity in the UK. It funds innovative biomedical research, in the UK and
internationally, spending around £600 million each year to support the brightest scientists with the best ideas.
The Wellcome Trust supports public debate about biomedical research and its impact on health and wellbeing.

Listings Information:
At: Unicorn Theatre
Dates: 2-28 June 2009
Ages: for adults and children aged 6+
Address: 147 Tooley Street, London SE1 2HZ
Booking: 020 7645 0560 or (no booking fee).
Tube: London Bridge
Prices: Full £10/ Concessions £7.50/ Family ticket £28/ Previews (2-7 Jun) all tickets £6
For the full performance schedule visit or contact Rachel Stroud, Communications
officer, on 020 7645 0545

                                For more information and images contact:
                 Penny Sychrava PR, E: T: 0796 791 5339,
                 or Rachel Stroud E: T: 020 7645 0545

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