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An adventure that will inspire and entertain. Read More >

Charlie Ashanti is eleven years old. He’s a perfectly normal boy, except for one thing: he can speak to cats. When Charlie’s parents are kidnapped, he sets off on a rescue mission – with a little help from a floating circus and its pride of performing lions.

Award-winning theatre company Complicite presents its first show for families and young people, inspired by Zizou Corder’s best-selling Lionboy trilogy and with a cast including Adetomiwa Edun from BBC’s Merlin.

An adventure that will inspire and entertain, don’t miss this new play at the Unicorn on its only London tour dates.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 09/07/2013

Opening Night: 10/07/2013

Closing Night: 21/07/2013

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Cast & Creative


Director - Annabel Arden

Producer - A Complicite co-production with Bristol Old Vic, Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse, Oxford Playhouse and Warwick Arts Centre

Designer - Mike Kenny

Author - Zizou Corder

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