Michael Morpurgo's I Believe In Unicorns at the Vaudeville Theatre
The Acclaimed Story Headed to the West End with Danyah Miller in a Lead Role
Fans of Michael Morpurgo will have another reason to head to the West End this August as his book I Believe In Unicorns appears at the Vaudeville Theatre. It will accompany War Horse as a story from the acclaimed author to have a place in Theatreland and offer something for children in the West End during the summer months.
It also appears at a venue already welcoming an array of shows as the year progresses. The Vaudeville Theatre has recently announced shows such as Hetty Feather and Rabbit Hole for the venue, following on from current production Handbagged.
Danyah Miller plays the Unicorn Lady in the production and she will tell a story that is likely to capture the imaginations of younger audiences. We meet the character of Tomas, who hates books and reading and would love nothing more than to happily play in the mountains he calls his home. But the Unicorn Lady is about the change his view of stories as she meets him in the library and delivers to him some imaginative tales.
The book was released in 2005 and has been widely acclaimed, with stages around the country allowing audiences the opportunity to witness it prior to its arrival in the West End.
Michael Morpurgo, whilst best known as the author of War Hose, has been behind a wealth of stories over the years and these have landed him various awards and saw him named the British Children’ Laureate from 2003 to 2005. In addition to I Believe In Unicorns and War Horse he has penned The Butterfly Lion, The Sandman And The Turtles, Billy The Kid, Private Peaceful and The Goose Is Getting Fat, among others. Many of his books, including Rainbow Bear and Why The Whales Came, have been adapted for the stage. Others, including the Steven Spielberg version of War Horse, have also made it to the screen.
Audiences will undoubtedly be hoping to pick up theatre tickets for daytime and evening performances of I Believe In Unicorns as it appears at the Vaudeville Theatre from Friday 8th August 2014.