Anansi The Spider Re-Spun

Age/Grade: 3–8 (Grades Pre‑2)
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Photo of three performers from Anansi the Spider Re-Spun performance dressed in red

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

People say that a long, long time 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.

Inspired by the 2019 five-star hit show, Anansi the Spider, these classic West African and Caribbean tales are expertly brought to life online by the Unicorn Theatre. A thoroughly enjoyable three-part series where Anansi tricks, sings and dances his way out of trouble and often right back into it. Watch the video below.

Producing Companies: A Unicorn Theatre and Illuminations Production.

Created and Directed by: Justin Audibert

Country of Origin: United Kingdom

Genre: Theatre

Show length: 35 minutes

Resource: Study Guide
Ages: 
Ages 3–8 (Grades: Pre‑2)
Curriculum Connections:
- Arts Education: Drama, performance
- English Language Arts: Literature, story
- Social Studies: Cultural studies, cultural perspectives, diversity and inclusion, history

Ways to Watch

ONLINE

Watch a pre-recorded online performance at home or in the classroom. Available until Sunday, June 12th at 8pm. Closed Captioning available.

TICKET INFORMATION

FOR SCHOOLS:

  • Household: $24 +GST and s/c
  • Multiple viewers can watch 1 Vancouver International Children’s Festival Online Performance for only $24 per show.

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Show times & Tickets

Online

Available starting

9:30 AM on Tuesday, May 31st 

Watch until 

8:00 AM on Sunday, June 12th 

Online 

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SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

Reviews

The infectious energy infused into every aspect of the story allows the performers to transcend the screen, delivering an unbeatably fun and fresh experience … it radiates pride and inclusivity.

A Younger Theatre 

A joyful piece of storytelling with a charming anti-hero.

British Theatre Guide 

Show Credits 

CAST

Afia Abusham
Sapphire Joy
Juliet Okotie

CREATIVE TEAM

Created and Directed by Justin Audibert
Editor and Technical Director Todd MacDonald
Set and Costume Designer Sadeysa Greenaway-Bailey
Composer and Sound Designer Duramaney Kamara
Movement Director Lucy Cullingford
Additional Editing Joe Young
Assistant Director Alice Wordsworth
Costume Supervisor Maybelle Laye

With thanks to Susie Sainsbury

Generously supported by: Backstage Trust, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Arts Council England

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