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Unicorn Theatre wins 2014 Peter Brook Empty Space Award

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THE Unicorn Theatre has won the prestigious 2014 Peter Brook Empty Space Award at a ceremony at the National Theatre Studio.

The award, now in its 25th year, is presented annually under the auspices of the London Theatre Reviews, V&A Theatre Department and the National Theatre Studio in recognition of the pioneering concepts or innovations in the spirit of Peter Brook.

Purni Morell, Artistic Director of the Unicorn, said: “I am delighted we have won the Peter Brook Empty Space Award. It is great to see that ambitious, innovative and risk-taking work for young audiences is at last being recognised as having equal status with adult theatre. We’re very proud.”

The Peter Brook Empty Space award was founded by Blanche Marvin and is judged by a panel consisting of leading theatre journalists including Lyn Gardner, Dominic Cavendish, Fiona Mountford, Andrzej Lukowski and Mark Shenton. The nominees included Theatre 503, Union Theatre, Park Theatre, The Orange Tree and Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory.

The Unicorn’s current season continues with How Nigeria Became: A Story, and a Spear That Didn’t Work (until November 9); Girls Like That (November 6 to November 22); The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (November 21 to January 4, 2015); The Fourth Wise Man (November 30 to January 4); and Scrunch (December 9 to January 4). Read more.