I Believe In Unicorns, the stage adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s much-loved children’s story, will gallop back into the West End this summer.
The magical tale of stories, storytelling and the wonder of reading, which enchanted hordes of happy children and adults in London last summer, will bring its literary tale to the Vaudeville Theatre from 1 to 30 August.
Starring just Danyah Miller and one of the most joy-creating prop books in the history of theatre – we can’t tell you any more than that or it will spoil the surprise – I Believe In Unicorns tells the story of Thomas, a young boy who would rather play in the mountains than flick through the pages of a book. But when he meets the Unicorn Lady on a trip to the library he embarks on a wonderful journey of discovery.
Speaking about the production, Morpugo, who also wrote the novel on which worldwide theatre hit War Horse is based, said: “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!”
I Believe In Unicorns, which is produced by Wizard Presents, will play daytime performances at the Vaudeville while in the evening David Suchet will throw off the pencil moustache so readily associated with his Poirot performances in favour of a dress. The acclaimed actor will be playing Lady Bracknell in a new production of Oscar Wilde’s enduring comedy The Importance Of Being Earnest. The production is directed by former Royal Shakespeare Company Artistic Director Adrian Noble.