Michael Morpurgo’s I Believe in Unicorns

14 Oct, 15 Oct
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£9 with 20% discount for Bright Sparks members and M15 residents

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Michael Morpurgo’s I Believe in Unicorns

Presented in partnership with Manchester Literature Festival

Award-winning storyteller Danyah Miller 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.

“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


I Believe in Unicorns 2105 at Vaudeville Theatre
Photo Credit: Richard Davenport. richard@rwdavenport.co.uk. 07545642134

‘I Believe in Unicorns’ also includes a ‘book swap’, for which audience members are invited to bring along a favourite pre-loved children’s book (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.


‘Illuminated by magic and conducted by an artist. A delight.’ *****  –  LondonTheatre1

‘Absolutely enchanting for all ages.’ *****  – The Upcoming

‘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


Creative Team:

Adapted for the stage by Dani Parr & Danyah Miller

Performed by Danyah Miller

Directed by Dani Parr

Designed by Kate Bunce

Lighting by Will Evans

Sound by Martin Thompson

Projection by Arnim FriessFirst production in association with Watford Palace Theatre and Royal & Derngate Northampton.



Check out the visual guide for this show here!


We’re really sorry but our wheelchair booking option is currently having a refresh and will hopefully be up and running for our next season’s theatre shows! (It’s gonna be dead jazzy!)

If you need to book a wheelchair seat, please call/ email Box Office on 0161 226 1912 / boxoffice@z-arts.org and we’ll get you all booked in. We apologise again for any inconvenience caused.

Want to book this theatre show for your school?

To book tickets for your class, get in touch with the team on 0161 2261912 or email boxoffice@z-arts.org

For further information about the show, please contact Gilly on gilly@z-arts.org

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