13 Nov - 6 Jan 2019 Age guide: 8 - adult

Philip Pullman's Grimm Tales

A Unicorn Production

Once upon a Christmas...

  • Adapted for the stage by Philip Wilson
  • Directed by Kirsty Housley
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  • Under 18s: £12 - £20
  • Adults: £16 - £26 
  • Preview Prices until 20 Nov
  • Friends & Family Offer
  • Weston Theatre in the Unicorn
  • 17 Nov 2018 Sat 18.00 LIMITED AVAILABILITY
  • 18 Nov 2018 Sun 14.15 LIMITED AVAILABILITY
  • 20 Nov 2018 Tue 13.00 LIMITED AVAILABILITY
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Age guide: 8 - adult
Duration: Approx 2 hrs 10 mins (incl. interval)

A most delicious selection of Philip Pullman’s favourite fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm, re-told and re-worked for this Christmas.

Enter a world of powerful witches, enchanted forest creatures, careless parents and fearless children as they embark on adventures full of magic, gore, friendship, and bravery.

But beware, these gleefully dark and much-loved tales won’t be quite what you expect...

Please note: the show contains some strobe lighting and haze effects.



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Ticket Offers

Preview prices 13 - 20 Nov: All tickets £16

Family & Friends offer from 20 Nov: Buy 4 tickets and save 15% (must include 1 adult / child ticket and excludes other offers).

Gingerbread Houses Workshop

9 (Sold Out), 16, 23, 28 Dec & 4 Jan at 3.30pm

Step into the Grimm Tales world to make a Gingerbread House fit for Hansel & Gretel. You will settle down centre stage for an afternoon of edible crafts. 

To book this event online, add tickets for Philip Pullman's Grimm Tales to your basket on a matching date and the event will show during the booking process as a 'Suggested Extra'To book the workshop on its own, call the Box Office on 020 7645 0560.

For ages 8+ | 1 hr
£9.50 for children and £4.50 for adults. Each adult needs a child and each child needs an adult. 


School tickets from £7
Free primary teacher CPD: Fri 12 Oct, 10am - 4pm 
Free secondary teacher CPD: Wed 10 Oct, 4.30pm - 7pm
Download the free primary teacher resource pack / free secondary teacher resource pack.

Pre-show workshops (primary and secondary) for Grimm Tales are available from £120, 26 Nov - 14 Dec 2018.
Got a question? Contact schools@unicorntheatre.com


Book tickets and find out more about access at the Unicorn.

If you are attending a relaxed performance, a visual story will be made available ahead of your visit. 

If you would like to attend an Access performance, access bookers can quote or enter promo code ACCESS1819 . If booking online, this will allow you to select a starred seat which has been locked off for access bookers to use. Then select the appropriate tickets, including access user ticket types. 

Captioned performance
Sunday 16 December 2018, 13.00
Relaxed Performance
Friday 7 December 2018, 11.00
Saturday 15 December 2018, 18.00
Thursday 3 January 2019, 16.00
Audio Described Performance
Sunday 2 December 2018, 14.15
Touch tours
Sunday 2 December 2018, 12.45

Cast & Creative Team

Vera Chok
David Emmings
Rachel Hosker
Giulia Innocenti
Enoch Lwanga
Bryony Miller
Guy Rhys

Creative Team
Adapted for the stage by 
Philip Wilson
Director Kirsty Housley
Set and Costume Design Ellan Parry
Lighting Design Nao Nagai
Sound and Composition Giles Thomas
Movement Direction Annie-Lunnette Deakin-Foster


Show image photography Peter Schiazza
Show concept and artwork Eureka! 
Production photography Tristram Kenton


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