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I Believe in Unicorns by Michael Morpurgo
Olivier Award nominated Wizard Presents brings best-selling children’s author Michael Morpurgo’s treasured story to life.
This intimate show is set in a library full of books that hold more than stories within their pages. It is a tale of the power of books, and the bravery of a young boy called Tomas. Tomas hates reading and school, but his world is turned upside down the day he meets the Unicorn Lady in his local library...
An enchanting and interactive production, I Believe in Unicorns, which won an Argus Angel Award for Artistic Excellence at Brighton Festival, sparks imagination in both young and old. We challenge you not to believe in unicorns after joining Tomas’ spellbinding journey.
'I Believe in Unicorns' also includes a 'book swap’, for which audience members are invited to bring along a favourite children's book from home (for ages 6 and upwards) to help form part of the stage set at the beginning of the show. At the end the children are invited to swap their book for another one and so have a new story 'from the library' to take home with them.
‘Danyah’s performance is a tour de force. The show is moving and memorable, a glorious example of the magic of storytelling. I didn’t like it, I loved it!‘ Michael Morpurgo
Target Audience: Familes / Children aged 6+
Run Time: 60 mins
This event is a fundraiser and all proceeds go to support Cranleigh Arts Centre (registered charity 284186)
'It is that hard thing to achieve - great art which looks effortless. A delight.' ★★★★★ LondonTheatre1
‘Absolutely enchanting for all ages.’ ★★★★★ The Upcoming
'If you love books then this must be your hot ticket for 2019' ★★★★★ Families Edinburgh
‘If you want to inspire your children to read more go and see this show.’ ★★★★ The Breastest News
‘An absolute delight’ ★★★★ British Theatre Guide
‘Breathtakingly beautiful and utterly charming… a must see’ – Primary Times
‘An utterly magical stage adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s enthralling children’s tale’ – The Stage
‘At its best, I Believe in Unicorns taps into the inspiration and solace that books can provide. Its beauty is that it allows us to share those imagined new worlds together.’ – The Guardian