I Believe in Unicorns returns to London’s West End for Summer 2023

Danyah Miller’s acclaimed production of Michael Morpurgo’s I Believe in Unicorns will return to London’s West End for a summer season at the Apollo Theatre.

Miller will also hold a unique Gala performance to celebrate The Reading Agency’s 21st birthday, where Michael Morpurgo will join Danyah on stage for a post-show talk at the Gala to be held on Sunday 9 July at the Lyric Theatre – all profits from the gala will be donated to The Reading Agency.

Following on from the Gala, this new production of I Believe in Unicorns opens at the Apollo Theatre for a six-week summer season on 31 July, with previews from 27 July, and plays until 2 September.

Danyah Miller said: “I’m passionate about sharing stories with families because I’ve seen first-hand the positive effect stories have in our lives. I am thrilled to be bringing this magical show back to the West End in its 10th anniversary year, and to support the ground-breaking work of The Reading Agency with our Gala. We look forward to a new generation of children discovering this story for the first time.”

Karen Napier MBE, Chief Executive of The Reading Agency, said: “It is really exciting to mark our 21st birthday with this performance of Danyah’s enchanting show, and we are immensely grateful to the team for their generous donation of the proceeds. The Reading Agency works closely with public libraries to bring the power of reading to people and this inspiring adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s wonderful book celebrates everything that libraries do to support children’s imaginations.”

Michael Morpurgo added: “Danyah is one of the great storytellers in this country – she brings stories to life in the most enchanting way. See her in full flow on stage, and you never look away. She invites her audience to join her in the story, and seven years of age or seventy, we go with her.”

I Believe in Unicorns is adapted for the stage by Danyah Miller and Dani Parr; performed by Danyah Miller; directed by Dani Parr; designed by Kate Bunce with lighting by Will Evans; sound by Martin Thompson and projection by Arnim Friess

Bringing Morpurgo’s treasured story to life, this interactive and enchanting show is set in a library full of books that hold more than stories within their pages.

I Believe in Unicorns tells the tale of the power of books, and the bravery of eight-year-old Tomas who hates reading and school. The young boy’s world is turned upside down the day he meets the Unicorn Lady in his local library and embarks on a spellbinding journey…

I Believe in Unicorns runs from 27 July 2023 to 2 September 2023 at the Apollo Theatre London.

Book tickets to I Believe in Unicorns in London’s West End

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I Believe in Unicorns

Apollo Theatre, London

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