Anansi the Spider

07 July 2021 - 24 July 2021

Priority Booking for Open Air Theatre Members and Unicorn e-newsletter subscribers opens 11am, 19 April.
Public Booking opens 11am, 23 April.


We are delighted to bring Unicorn Theatre's critically acclaimed show about the infamous trickster spider Anansi the Spider, to the Open Air Theatre this summer.


People say that a time long, long ago, animals walked on two feet and spoke with words, like we do. And back then it was known by everyone that the cleverest of all the animals in the kingdom was a spider – the infamous Anansi – the original trickster and the master spinner of yarns.

But sometimes Anansi could be a little too clever for his own good…

'A production that is totally engaging for both its young audience and their adult companions.'

British Theatre Guide

Created and directed by Unicorn Theatre Artistic Director Justin Audibert, this retelling of the classic West African and Caribbean folk tales, for ages 3 - 7, will be bought vividly to life for all ages to enjoy outdoors on our theatre lawn.


Performance Information

All tickets: £10

Performances: Mon – Wed & Fri: 10.30am & 1pm | Sat: 10.30am*
Relaxed Performance: Fri 16 Jul, 1pm*

Running time: 50 minutes

We have created an Info Hub to help you prepare for your visit to Anansi the Spider, and to share the work we are doing to ensure your visit is covid-secure. Visit the Anansi the Spider Info Hub.

* gates to the venue open 30 minutes prior to the performance


Co-produced with the Unicorn Theatre and supported by Arts Council England and DCMS through the Culture Recovery Fund.

Guidance for Parents & Teachers

Read reviews

The Stage

'wonderfully imaginative'

The Guardian

'direct and effervescent'

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Photos by Craig Sugden of the 2019 cast and stage show at the Unicorn Theatre