Unicorn boards London Eye

Published October 12, 2009

The Unicorn theatre is to adapt Siobhan Dowd’s hit children’s book The London Eye Mystery for the stage next spring, playing from 6 March to 18 April.

Dowd’s award-winning mystery novel, which was published in 2007, tells the story of Ted and Kat, who watch their cousin Salim board the London Eye, fully expecting to see him again 30 minutes later. But as the pod reaches the ground and everyone troops off, there is no sign of Salim. How on earth could he have disappeared into thin air?

The Unicorn’s stage adaptation, suitable for theatregoers aged 10 and over, invites audiences to join Ted and Kat as they follow a trail of clues across London in a desperate bid to find their missing cousin.

The story is adapted for the stage by Unicorn Artistic Associate Carl Miller, who wrote historical drama The Red Fortress, which played at the Unicorn last year, and 2006’s Journey To The River Sea. It is directed by Rosamunde Hutt and performed by the Unicorn ensemble.

Dowd, who died in 2007, also wrote children’s books A Swift Pure Cry, Bog Child and Solace Of The Road.

CB