The Lady and the Unicorn

Based on a series of 15th century tapestries, The Lady and the Unicorn is a performance about desire, memory and autobiography.

A show that unpicks the patriarchal symbolism in the tapestries and reclaims an alternative history of the Lady’s life. Drawing on the colours and textures of the tapestries and featuring animation and video projection, The Lady and the Unicorn playfully re-imagines the identities and relationships of a life lost to history.

Commissioned as part of The Yard Theatre’s First Drafts programme in July 2017.


Director/writer Emma Attwood

Cast Deli Segal, Nick Finegan, Temi Wilkey

Set design Naomi Kuyck-Cohen, with Cécile Trémolières

Lighting Dan Saggars

Sound Rhodri Karim

Animation John O’Connor

Costume Phoebe Chan and Emma Lyth at the London College of Fashion

Associate Producer Lucie Regan

Photographs and film Illya Latifi and Ray Malone

With captioning by The Difference Engine



A live + video performance retelling the myth of Echo and Narcissus through internet obsessions, online personas, and late night longing.

An internet dream myth of celebrity interviews, Instagram obsessions and tab after tab after tab — a place where desire and obsession and longing and loneliness are all just a click click away.

Commissioned as part of The Yard Theatre’s NOW 16 programme in May 2016, Ovalhouse’s FiRST BiTE programme and Ugly Duck’s Takeover programme in July 2016.

By Emma Attwood and Nick Finegan

Lighting Dan Saggars

Sound Rhodri Karim

Photographs Caleb Wissun-Bhide

With captioning by Stagetext.